#3 Point Guard

Terry Rozier

Height / Weight
6' 1" / 190 lbs
Born
Mar 17, 1994 (28)
College
Louisville
NBA Draft
1st Round, 16th Overall, 2015
Nationality
American
SEASON STATS
2021-2022
PTS
19.3
-1.1
Rebounds
4.3
-0.1
Assists
4.5
+0.2
PER
21.62
+0.50
PLAYER INFO
Full Name: Terry William Rozier III
Nickname: Scary Terry
Place of Birth: Youngstown, Ohio
Education: Louisville
Parents: Gina Tucker, Terry Rozier Sr.

Terry Rozier Biography Details, Age, Net Worth, and Basketball Career

Terry Rozier William Rozier III was born on March 17, 1994, in Youngstown, Ohio. Rozier is currently a professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets. Terry had a rough childhood, as he was forced to be raised by only his mother, Gina Tucker, and grandmother, Amanda Tucker. Gina and Amanda Tucker raised Terry along with his brother and half-sister. 

Rozier fought through his tough adolescence years and went on to play for Shaker Heights High School in Shaker Heights, Ohio as well as Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia. Terry then went on to play two seasons for the Louisville Cardinals. Following his two years as a Cardinal, Rozier and fellow teammate Montrezl Harrell declared for the 2015 NBA Draft. Terry Rozier was selected 16th overall by the Boston Celtics in the 2015 NBA Draft. Rozier is now a member of the Charlotte Hornets, as he was traded via a sign-and-trade deal centered around Kemba Walker.

Terry Rozier Basketball Career

High School Career (Shaker Heights/Hargrave Military Academy)

Terry Rozier was a phenomenal high school basketball player. He first attended Shaker Heights High School in Shaker Heights, Ohio. In his senior season, Rozier carried Shaker Heights to a 21-3 record while tallying 25.6 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 4.7 steals per game. You heard that right, 4.7 steals. His fantastic season helped his team reach the regional semifinals and also warranted Rozier to be named an All-Lake Erie League selection for the third straight year. Rozier was then ranked 74th overall in his recruiting class. 

However, Rozier could not immediately go to Louisville following his senior season. Although his basketball play was up to par, his academic grades were not. In order to improve his grades before heading off to Louisville, Rozier played at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia. He averaged 29.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 5.6 assists per game while leading the team to a 38-8 record.

College Career (Louisville Cardinals)

After the unplanned extra season before college, Terry Rozier was finally able to play for the University of Louisville Cardinals in 2013. In his freshman year, Rozier averaged 7 points and 3.1 rebounds per game. This was enough to name him to the AAC All-Rookie Team. Rozier showed massive improvement the following year, where he had a larger role for the Cardinals. In the 2014-15 season, Rozier poured in 17.1 points per game and was named second-team All-ACC. After two short seasons as a Cardinal, Rozier joined his teammate Monterzl Harrell in declaring for the 2015 NBA Draft. 

NBA Career

The Boston Celtics drafted Terry Rozier with the 16th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft on June 25, 2015. One month later, Rozier signed his rookie contract with the Celtics. His rookie campaign started off slow. As he spent multiple tenures with the Boston Celtics D-League affiliate, Maine Red Claws. Rozier played in 39 total regular-season games for the Celtics in the 105-16 season, only managing to muster a season-high of 7 points on two separate occasions.

The 2016-17 NBA season also was subpar for Rozier, as he only managed to have a season-high of 16 points in a win over the Orlando Magic on December 7. Rozier’s highlight of his second year was his first career double-double against the Philadelphia 76ers on March 19, 2017.

The 2017-18 season was Terry’s breakout year. His sudden emergence helped him earn the nickname “Scary Terry." On January 31, 2018, Rozier tallied his first career triple-double against the New York Knicks in his first game as a starter. This was a sign of things to come for Rozier, as he scored 31 points just two days later on the Atlanta Hawks. With Kyrie Irving sidelined with an injury, Rozier took full advantage of his opportunity. On March 25, he poured in 33 points in a win over the Sacramento Kings. Rozier continued his scoring barrage into the playoffs, tallying 23 points in Game 2 and 26 points in game 7 against the Milwaukee Bucks. He followed that up with a 29 point game against the 76ers, and a 28 point performance in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The next year, 2018-19 Rozier began to become frustrated with his role. He went from dominating the playoffs in his starting role, to back into his old role of coming off the bench. However, Rozier continued to ball, becoming the first Boston Celtics player since Paul Pierce to score 20 or more points in a half on perfect shooting. Rozier did so by scoring 22 points on the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first half of their January 23 meeting. 

The Boston Celtics decided to part ways with Rozier on July 6, 2019, sending him to the Charlotte Hornets in a sign-and-trade deal centered around Kemba Walker. Rozier has set a new career-high in points with a 40 point barrage against the Atlanta Hawks on March 8, 2020.

Terry Rozier Net Worth, Salary, Endorsements & Career Earnings

Terry Rozier’s current net worth is unknown. In his five seasons in the NBA, Rozier has earned $28,664,447. He is currently on a 3 year, $56,700,000 deal with the Charlotte Hornets. This tops his rookie deal of 4 years, $8,769,710 with the Boston Celtics. Terry’s current average yearly salary is $18,900,000. Rozier recently signed a multi-year endorsement deal with Puma, but the monetary details are unknown. 

Terry Rozier signed a 4-year, $8.7 million deal with the Boston Celtics in 2015. 

Terry Rozier signed a 3-year, $56.7 million deal with the Charlotte Hornets in 2019.

Terry Rozier Personal Life

Terry Rozier was born in Youngstown, Ohio. Growing up, he did not have particularly the easiest childhood. Rozier was forced to grow up without his father in the picture for most of his childhood. Rozier's father, Terry Rozier Sr., served a long term jail sentence. Rozier Sr. was jailed for thirteen years due to being charged with involuntary manslaughter for his involvement in a robbery and kidnapping in 2003. Due to this, he was forced to be raised by only his mother, Gina Tucker, and grandmother, Amanda Tucker. Gina and Amanda Tucker raised Terry along with his brother and half-sister, while Terry’s father was serving his time. His siblings are Tre’Dasia Tucker, B.J. Carter. Terry Rozier is not currently married and has no children.

Terry Rozier Fun Facts

  • Terry Rozier was involved in the Louisville prostitute scandal.
  • His favorite food is spaghetti with red sauce mixed with ranch and sugar in a sandwich.
  • He is afraid of squirrels.
  • When Rozier was drafted by the Celtics, he jumped into a pool while dressed in a full suit.
  • His favorite basketball players growing up were Allen Iverson and Dwyane Wade.
Career stats
2021-2022
CHA
2020-2021
CHA
2019-2020
CHA
2018-2019
BOS
2017-2018
BOS
2016-2017
BOS
2015-2016
BOS
Season Team G MIN FG% 3P% FT% REB AST BLK STL PTS
2021-2022
73 33.7 44.4 37.4 85.2 4.3 4.5 0.3 1.3 19.3
2020-2021
69 34.5 45.0 38.9 81.7 4.4 4.2 0.4 1.3 20.4
2019-2020
63 34.3 42.3 40.7 87.4 4.4 4.1 0.2 1.0 18.0
2018-2019
79 22.7 38.7 35.3 78.5 3.9 2.9 0.3 0.9 9.0
2017-2018
80 25.9 39.5 38.1 77.2 4.7 2.9 0.2 1.0 11.2
2016-2017
74 17.1 36.7 31.8 77.3 3.1 1.8 0.1 0.6 5.5
2015-2016
39 8.0 27.4 22.2 80.0 1.6 0.9 0.0 0.2 1.8
Recent Games
Wed 4/13
Sun 4/10
Fri 4/8
Thu 4/7
Tue 4/5
Sat 4/2
Wed 3/30
Mon 3/28
Sun 3/27
Fri 3/25
Date Opp RESULT MIN PTS OR DR REB AST STL BLK TO
Wed 4/13
L 103-132
36 21 2 2 4 3 0 0 5
Sun 4/10
W 108-124
31 25 0 3 3 6 0 0 1
Fri 4/8
W 133-117
29 15 0 4 4 8 0 0 0
Thu 4/7
W 101-128
26 22 3 5 8 3 1 1 0
Tue 4/5
L 115-144
33 16 1 1 2 6 0 0 1
Sat 4/2
L 114-144
27 10 0 4 4 6 5 0 1
Wed 3/30
W 125-114
33 15 1 4 5 4 2 0 0
Mon 3/28
L 113-109
26 12 0 2 2 8 1 0 0
Sun 3/27
W 119-110
37 14 1 6 7 4 1 0 3
Fri 3/25
W 101-107
34 25 0 4 4 1 1 0 0