The 2020 NBA Draft is widely considered as being one of the weakest classes in recent years. However, there are still plenty of intriguing prospects that can make a team for a team — including former Stanford standout Tyrell Terry.
The reputation Terry has as being an elite shooter in this year’s NBA Draft class always provided a major reason for intrigue — shooting 40.8% from deep on 4.9 attempts per game. He has impressed teams with his basketball IQ throughout the interview process, too.
According to The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor, the biggest knock NBA scouts have on Terry was his weight with him starting his offseason at 155 pounds and standing at 6-foot-1. Now, he stands at 6-foot-3 and weighs in at 174 pounds — displaying substantial improvement ahead of the NBA Scouting Combine.
With the work Terry has done with iFAST’s Mike Robertson and NBA skills trainer Joey Burton in preparation for the NBA Draft– it’s easy to expect improvement to take place. Weighing roughly 20 pounds heavier while becoming a more explosive athlete is a great example of this.
The improvement Terry has made hasn’t been exclusive to the weight room. The Stanford product has been working with Burton — who is known as the “Shot Doctor” — on extending his jump shooting range, making reads as a playmaker, and fine-tuning his shot creation within the half-court.
Whenever teams see the results Terry has achieved prior to the NBA Draft, it would not be surprising to see him selected much earlier in the order than the consensus originally expected. He could pose a challenge for guard prospects currently viewed as lottery selections.
The unique luxury of having substantially extra time to prepare ahead of the NBA Draft will help prospects who have a strong process in place. For Tyrell Terry, he has capitalized on this benefit and will have plenty of remaining opportunities before the NBA Draft even takes place to experience further results.
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