Terry Rozier Celebrity Life
Terry William Rozier III, an American, plays the position of point guard for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was in the college basketball team for Louisville prior to his sixteenth overall pick by the Boston Celtics in the 2015 NBA draft. The Boston Celtics traded him over to the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for Kemba Walker in 2019.
Rozier was born to Eugenia Tucker and Terry Rozier Sr. in Youngstown, Ohio on March 17, 1994. When Rozier was just two months old, his father was sent to prison for eight years. In 2001, his father was released, and Terry lived with his father and stepmother, Arjaniece Turnage for a brief period.
Rozier started playing while studying in Shaker Heights High School, Ohio, and graduated in 2012. During his time in Shaker, Rozier got to be an All-Lake Erie League player for about 3 years and got ranked 74th overall in the ESPNU Top 100 players, 2012. After high school, Rozier declared to play at the University of Louisville.
Because of his academic grading, he initially played for the Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia for a brief one year before turning to Cardinals.
During his 2012–13 campaign at Hargrave, he averaged 29.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 5.6 assists, and he was also honored with the 2012 Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic MVP, while also placing second in the dunk and three-point challenge the same season.
In his first season at Louisville, Rozier averaged 7.0 points and 3.1 rebounds, making it to the AAC All-Rookie Team. In his second season with the Louisville, he drove the Cardinals by knocking up 17.1 points per game and got named as second-group All-ACC. He gave his declaration for the 2015 NBA draft on March 30, 2015.
Boston Celtics (2015–2019)
Rozier was chosen by the Celtics with the sixteenth overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft on June 25, 2015. His rookie-scale contract was signed with the Celtics on July 27, 2015. As a rookie in his initial season, he attracted comparisons with Portland Trail Blazers star, Damian Lillard, for his athletic traits and instincts.
In his rookie season, he got several assignments to the Maine Red Claws, the NBA D-League affiliate of the Celtics. He showed up in 39 regular games for the Celtics in 2015–16, recording a season-high seven points twice.
On January 31, 2018, Rozier put down his first triple-double of his career in his first NBA start, pushing the Celtics to a 103–73 triumph over the New York Knicks.
In his 2018-2019 season, Rozier's playing time reduced, with his transition from starting in the playoffs to coming off the bench, as a result of Kyrie Irving's comeback from knee surgery that took him out of the previous year's playoffs.
Rozier played in 272 games for Boston, with career averages of 7.7 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 20 minutes per game. He led the Celtics toward the Eastern Conference Finals in 2018, beginning every one of the 19 postseason challenges with averages of 16.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 1.3 steals in 36.6 minutes per game.
Charlotte Hornets (2019–present)
Rozier played for the Boston Celtics for four seasons before the Charlotte Hornets acquired him and a protected 2020 second-round draft pick on July 6, 2019, as part of a sign-and-trade deal with Kemba Walker. He is an exceptional player who has demonstrated continued progress in his four NBA seasons and is believed to go further as the point guard for the Charlotte Hornets.
Awards and Honors
- AAC All-Rookie Team (2014)
- Second-team All-ACC (2015)