Terrance Ferguson is a professional basketball player who runs his business with the Oklahoma City Thunder of the NBA. He was an outstanding player who graduated from high school as one of the most promising prospects for the Class of 2016. Although he received several basketball scholarship offers, he decided to skip college and move overseas to begin his professional career. After the 2016-17 season, he returned to the United States and was selected by Oklahoma City Thunder in the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft.
Who is Terrance Ferguson?
Terrance Eugene Ferguson was born on May 17, 1998, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. When he was young, his family moved to Dallas, Texas, where he trained at the Prime Prep Academy. He was an early bloomer, as his triumphal processions began in his very first year on the Prime Prep basketball team. In his first season (2012-13), he averaged 10 points per game and helped his school win the Division I NACA Tournament in 2013 with a 38-2 record. His impressive performance earned him the NACA All-Tournament Team designation and the MVP honors of the NACA Tournament.
Although Ferguson’s high school career began with a good grade, it was thwarted in January 2015 when his school, Prime Prep, was closed down January 2015 due to alleged misappropriation of funds. The talented young man, some of his classmates, and their team coach moved to Advanced Preparatory International, a new institution established in the place of their former school. There he had his senior season (2015-16), in which he averaged 17.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game. He was featured in the 2016 editions of the McDonald’s All-American Game and the Nike Hoop Summit, where he was honored as MVP. He was also the Slam Dunk Champion of the 2016 Ballislife All-American Game.
Terrance Ferguson was the toast of several college recruiters when he left high school. Beginning his junior season, he received numerous college basketball offers. In August 2015, he made an oral commitment to the University of Alabama but was never able to sign a letter of intent with the school. In March 2016, he finally released his commitment to Alabama, and a month later he transferred his loyalty to the University of Arizona. His commitment to Arizona only lasted until June 2016, when it was first reported that the talented player would skip college altogether. At the end of the month, it was finally confirmed that Ferguson had dropped the possibility of a college career in order to get the chance to start his professional career with a foreign club.
Terrance Ferguson was signed to the Adelaide 36ers, an Australian professional basketball club, on July 1, 2016. In his first and only season with the 36ers, he scored an average of 4.6 points and 1.2 rebounds in 15.2 minutes per game, helping the team to first place in the regular NBL season 2016-17, but the team only made it to the semi-finals of the 2017 NBL final round.
At the end of the season, Ferguson returned to the United States to prepare for the 2017 NBA Draft. He was eventually selected in the first round by Oklahoma City Thunder as the 21st overall draft candidate. In July 2017, he was awarded a contract as a rookie. Eventually, he was assigned to the Oklahoma City Blue, the G-League subsidiary of Oklahoma City Thunder, but the decision was quickly reversed. Eventually, he got his fair share of the NBA season, where he made a total of 61 appearances with 12 starts. In his rookie season, Ferguson averaged 3.1 points in 12.5 minutes per game.
Terrance Ferguson’s parents are Rachelle Holdman and Terrance Ferguson Sr. He grew up with 2 older siblings, a brother named Brandon and a sister named Brittany. When he was growing up, his mother worked several jobs to support the family since his father was not in the picture. The family is tightly knit, and according to the NBA star, his decision to skip college and go pro right out of high school was all in an effort to provide a better life for his family.
Height and Other Body Stats
Terrance Ferguson is 6 feet 7 inches (201 cm) tall. He maintains his athletic build at a bodyweight of 83 kg (184 lbs). Although he has a relatively slender build, Ferguson is quite a versatile player because of his incredible shooting range and great defensive capabilities.