Jason Eugene Terry (born September 15, 1977) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays at both guard positions. His nickname, “The Jet,” derives from his initials. Terry won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year award in 2009. He won an NBA championship as a member of the Dallas Mavericks when they defeated the Miami Heat in the 2011 NBA Finals. Terry has made the third-most three-point field goals in NBA history.
On September 17, 2014, Terry was traded, along with two future second-round picks, to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Alonzo Gee and Scotty Hopson. Having played in all of Houston’s first 23 games to start the 2014–15 season, even starting four consecutive games at point guard while Patrick Beverley was out injured, Terry missed two consecutive games due to the birth of his fifth child. He returned to action on December 20 against the Atlanta Hawks as he recorded 14 points and 3 rebounds in the 97-104 loss. Two days later, he recorded his 2,000th three-pointer during the third quarter of the 110-95 win over the Portland Trail Blazers, becoming just the third player in NBA history to do so.
On August 24, 2015, Terry re-signed with the Rockets. On November 14, 2015, Terry had his first double-double digit scoring game of the season, scoring a season-high 19 points in a loss to the Dallas Mavericks.
1999 SP Top Prospects Vital Signs Rookie
Career highlights and awards
NBA champion (2011)
NBA Sixth Man of the Year (2009)
NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2000)
NCAA champion (1997)
Consensus first-team All-American (1999)
Pac-10 Player of the Year (1999)
First-team All-Pac-10 (1999)
Competitor for United States Goodwill Games
Gold medal – first place 2001 Brisbane National team