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BREAKDOWN: J.T. Terrell (Tuh-RELL) is a 6-foot-3, 185-pound senior guard who can be an offensive force. The smooth shooting guard is a proven scorer with the ability to light it up from the outside or create his own shot.
2012-13: Played in 31 games, making 24 starts, and averaging 11.7 points and 2.1 rebounds. He led the team with a 13.4 scoring average in Pac-12 games. Made 2.5 three-pointers per game in conference action to lead all players. His 67 three-pointers made rank as the 11th-most in a single season by a Trojan. Scored in double figures 22 times, including the last 11 games. Struggled early in the season to find his shooting groove, but in the 15 games after the coaching change averaged 14.3 points, while making 40 percent of his three-point attempts (40-for-100) and 42.6 percent overall. Led USC players with a 76.4 shooting percent from the free throw line (55-for-72). Started the opener vs. Coppin State on Nov. 9 and scored 17 points. Had a late breakaway dunk to tie the game then hit four clutch free throws in the OT win vs. Texas on Nov. 20...had nine points and five rebounds in the game. Made five three-pointers and finished with 21 points vs. Marquette on Nov. 21. Scored a season-high 22 points vs. Oregon on Jan. 17, while making 4-for-9 from three-point range and tying a season high with three assists...Also had three assists on Feb. 27 vs. Arizona. Scored 20 points and made five three-pointers and helped fuel a furious late comeback at ASU on Jan. 24, which the Trojans ultimately lost in overtime.Had 14 points, a season-high six rebounds and a thunderous follow-up dunk voted tops of the Pac-12 Tournament in the first-round conference tournament loss to Utah.
2011-12: Attended Peninsula College in Port Angeles, Wash. He was rated as the No. 1 junior college player in America by Swannys Roundball Review. Helped lead the Pirates to the Final Four at the NWAACC Basketball Championship Tournament and a 25-6 record. Led Peninsula in scoring with 24.4 points per game. He made 47 percent of his field goal attempts, 38 percent from three-point range and 79 percent from the charity stripe. He scored 30 or more points 12 times, including a season-high of 38 vs. Highline on Dec. 3 when he hit a late three-pointer for the lead and then iced it with two free throws. He had 10 games with at least four three-pointers made, including a best of 6 vs. SW Oregon on Dec. 16 and vs. Skagit Valley on Feb. 4.
2010-11: Terrell averaged 11.1 points per game during the 2010-11 season at Wake Forest, second on the team and fifth among ACC freshmen. He was also second on the team in assists with 51. Terrell played in all 32 games for Wake Forest and made 18 starts, while recording 16 double-figure scoring games. He made a splash in his collegiate debut by scoring 26 points vs. Stetson on Nov. 12, 2010, setting the Wake Forest freshman record for points in a first game. He had a season-best 32 points vs. Iowa on Nov. 30, 2010, making seven three-pointers, including the game-winner with two seconds left in the game. His seven three-pointers made tied a Wake Forest freshman record. He made 35.7 percent from beyond the arc (50-for-140) and his 50 three-point baskets are the fourth-most ever by a WF freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: Terrell was one of the top high school scorers in the country as a senior at West Charlotte High, averaging 30 points per game. He was ranked the No. 49 prospect overall by ESPN.com. Terrell was a two-time All-State selection and led West Charlotte to a 22-10 record and the 4A Finals as a senior. Played his first three seasons at Cummings High. As a junior he scored 31 points and grabbed six rebounds per game to lead Cummings to a 21-7 record and a conference championship before they fell in the 2-A semifinals. Terrell helped lead Cummings to the 2-A state title as a freshman.
PERSONAL: Terrell was born on November 24, 1991. He is the son of Anita Curry and James Terrell III. He has three brothers (Demarice, Jaylon and Jaydon) and two sisters (Angelica and Jayla). His father James lettered two years in basketball at UNC Charlotte (1991-92). He is a Sociology major at USC.