Terence Morris
Personal information
Born (1979-01-11) January 11, 1979 (age 42)
Frederick, Maryland
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High schoolGovernor Thomas Johnson
(Frederick, Maryland)
CollegeMaryland (1997–2001)
NBA draft2001 / Round: 2 / Pick: 34th overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Playing career2001–2011
PositionPower forward
Number44, 40, 23
Career history
20012003Houston Rockets
2003–2004Columbus Riverdragons
2004–2005Apollon Patras
2005–2006Orlando Magic
2006–2007Hapoel Jerusalem
2007–2008Maccabi Tel Aviv
2008–2009CSKA Moscow
2009–2011FC Barcelona
Career highlights and awards
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Terence Darea Morris (born January 11, 1979) is an American former professional basketball player. He was twice the Israeli Basketball Premier League Defensive Player of the Year, in 2007 and 2008. He was an All-EuroLeague First Team selection in 2008.

High school career

Terence Morris played his high school basketball for Governor Thomas Johnson High School in Frederick, Maryland, leading the TJ Patriots to the Maryland Class 3A state title as a senior in 1997. He played under former TJ Patriots coach Tom Dickman, who until recently was the record holder for wins by a public school coach in Maryland with 592 wins in 29 seasons.

College career

A 6 ft 9+12 in (2.07 m)[1] forward from the University of Maryland, College Park, Morris was hailed as one of the best prospects in all of college basketball after his sophomore season in 1998–99. But while the consensus was that he would have been a Top-5 pick in the 1999 NBA draft had he left school after that year along with teammate Steve Francis, Morris instead opted to return to Maryland for his junior and senior seasons, and his draft stock dropped after two less individually successful campaigns. Morris helped play Maryland to the first Final Four in school history during the 2001 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament to cap his senior season.

Professional career


Morris was eventually selected by the Atlanta Hawks with the 33rd pick of the 2001 NBA draft,[2] and his draft rights were immediately traded to the Houston Rockets, with whom he played two seasons (20012003). He then spent the 2003–04 season in the NBDL with the Columbus Riverdragons (now known as the Austin Spurs), and signed with the Los Angeles Clippers in September, 2004, but was waived before the season started. He signed with the Orlando Magic in September 2005. He earned a roster spot for the remainder of the season, but was again waived in February 2006.


After being waived by the Los Angeles Clippers in 2004, he decided to move to Europe and signed with Apollon Patras of the Greek League.

Morris began the 2006–07 season unaffiliated to a team, but in December 2006, he signed with the Israeli League club Hapoel Jerusalem until the end of the season. With Hapoel he won an Israeli State Cup.

On June 13, 2007, he signed with the EuroLeague club Maccabi Tel Aviv.[3] He was twice the Israeli Basketball Premier League Defensive Player of the Year, in 2007 and 2008. On May 3, 2008, Morris won a place in the 2007–08 All-EuroLeague First team as a result of his play and the fact that his team reached the EuroLeague Final.

He then transferred to the Russian Super League club CSKA Moscow[4] and he reached another EuroLeague competition final in the 2008–09 season. In 2009, he joined the Spanish ACB League club FC Barcelona,[5] with whom he won his first EuroLeague competition in 2010.[6] He left Barcelona after two seasons, and announced his retirement.

NBA career statistics

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

2001–02 Houston 68 12 16.3 .384 .192 .643 3.1 .9 .3 .4 3.8
2002–03 Houston 49 0 12.9 .466 .219 .786 2.6 .5 .2 .3 3.7
2005–06 Orlando 22 0 8.7 .327 .000 1.000 1.7 .2 .3 .2 1.6
Career 139 12 13.9 .407 .196 .711 2.7 .7 .3 .4 3.4


  1. ^ "MORRIS, TERENCE - Welcome to EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL". www.euroleague.net.
  2. ^ "NBA Draft 2001". nba.com. Retrieved 2011-01-29.
  3. ^ "Maccabi inks big man Morris". Welcome to EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL.
  4. ^ "CSKA signs Terence Morris, Sasha Kaun". Welcome to EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL.
  5. ^ "Terrence Morris, atado". Mundo Deportivo. July 11, 2009.
  6. ^ El Barça, campió d'Europa 2010 (Catalan)