This Day in Black History: Sept. 15, 1977

This Day in Black History: Sept. 15, 1977

NBA champion Jason Terry was born on Sept. 15, 1977.

Published September 15, 2013

NBA champion Jason Eugene Terry was born on Sept. 15, 1977, in Seattle, Washington.

He cultivated his athletic talent at an early age, starting at Franklin High School, where he won back-to-back state championships in 1994 and 1995.

As a college player at the University of Arizona, Terry and fellow future NBA stars Mike Bibby, Michael DeAngelo Dickerson and Miles Simon won an NCAA Championship in 1997.

Nicknamed JET because of his initials, the 35-year-old was selected as the 10th overall draft pick in 1999 and has since played for the Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks (with whom he won an NBA championship), Boston Celtics and, currently, the Brooklyn Nets.

His clutch catch-and-shoot capabilities, indefensible jump shots  and several other court talents have gained him much success throughout his career, but his elite shooting skills catapulted him into stardom as the fourth most career three-pointers in NBA history.

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Written by Patrice Peck


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