According to Bryan Kalbrosky of USA TODAY Sports Media Group, expected first-round pick Tyrell Terry would have performed very well in pre-draft talks with NBA teams.
Ahead of the NBA Draft, teams have been meeting with prospects virtually in recent weeks, as they are prohibited from hosting in-person practices and interviews due to the coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, at least a handful of teams also administered IQ tests with prospects.
Teams will often ask random questions during interviews to gauge how well a particular player dissects a problem and finds a timely solution. Terry, according to Kalbrosky in the latest Rookie Wire NBA Mock Draft 2020, “broke a record” in his IQ tests with league teams.
According to a person who spoke to Rookie Wire of USA TODAY Sports Media Group on condition of anonymity because she was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter, Tyrell Terry “broke a record” for a Basketball IQ administered by several NBA front offices this off-season. Already considered one of the best shooters in the class, he would be a welcome addition to any NBA franchise.
The former Stanford goaltender averaged 14.6 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.4 steals in 31 games. He emerged as a strong shooting prospect after converting 44.1% of his shots from the field and 40.8% from a 3-point range, including an incredible 50.8% on 3-point shots. .
Terry should be the 16th pick overall given his offensive ability on the field, especially as a shooter who can help space the floor. He also performed well as a defender, averaging 1.4 steals per game on a strong defensive team.