Terry William Rozier III, also known by his nickname “Scary Terry”, is a guard who currently plays for the Boston Celtics in the NBA. He played two years of college basketball for Louisville before being selected with the 16th overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft by the Celtics.
Terry Rozier Net Worth As Of 2018: $2 Million
Rozier has been in the NBA for three seasons, playing his most pivotal role for the Celtics with the absence of Kyrie Irving. When Irving is out Scary Terry has consistently stepped up. His contract with Boston extends through the 2019-20 season. He’s slated to make $3 million in 2018-19 and $4.3 million in 2019-20.
Rozier was born in Youngstown, Ohio on March 17, 1994. His father, Terry Rozier Sr., was imprisoned for 8 years starting two months after Rozier was born. Then, in 2005, after participating in a robbery in 2003, Rozier Sr. was sentenced to 13 years for kidnapping, robbery, and involuntary manslaughter. As a result, Rozier was raised primarily by his mother, Gina Tucker, and his grandmother, Amanda Tucker.
Rozier starred at Shaker Heights High School in Shaker Heights, Ohio, graduating in 2012. In his senior year, he averaged 25.6 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 4.7 steals, leading Shaker to a 21-3 record and taking them to the regional semifinal in 2012 for the first time since 2002. He was an All-Lake Erie League player for three years and was rated 74th overall in the 2012 ESPNU Top 100 players. Due to grades, Rozier played for Hargrave Military Academy for a year before becoming a Louisville Cardinal. At Hargrave, Rozier averaged 29.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 5.6 assists.
As a freshman at Louisville in 2013–14, Rozier averaged 7.0 points and 3.1 rebounds in 37 games and made the AAC All-Rookie Team. As a sophomore in 2014–15, Rozier led the Cardinals in scoring with 17.1 points per game and was named second-team All-ACC. After his sophomore year, Rozier elected to enter the 2015 NBA draft, where he was selected 16th overall by the Boston Celtics.
Rozier was an instant contributor for the Celtics, but had his breakout season in 2018-19. With the absence of Kyrie Irving, Scary Terry stepped into the go-to guard’s role in a big way. During the season, in his first NBA start, he logged his first career triple-double, making him just the second-ever NBA player to do so. In his sixth start in place of the injured Kyrie Irving, Rozier posted a career-high 33 points, shooting 12 of 16 from the field, including 8 of 12 from three.