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Terry To Be Inducted Into CIAA Hall of Fame
HAMPTON, Va. — The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association has announced that WSSU basketball legend Carlos Terry has been selected for induction into the John B. McLendon, Jr. CIAA Athletic Hall of Fame.
The ceremony will be held on Friday, February 27, 2009 at 11 am at The Westin Hotel, Charlotte and will be recognized at center-court at the Time Warner Cable Arena on Championship Saturday during the 2009 CIAA Basketball Championship Tournament.
Terry born in Lexington, N.C. on June 22, 1956 was a four-year starter for the Rams from 1974-77 where he scored 2,151 points and pulled down 1,467 rebounds while appearing in 115 games for WSSU.
Terry’s career average of 18.7 points and 11.8 rebounds per game ranks Carlos third all-time in scoring at WSSU behind only Earl Monroe (2,935 points) and Cleo Hill (2,488 points).
Terry led the Rams to the 1977 CIAA Men’s Basketball Championship his junior season at WSSU, a season in which he averaged 20.9 points and 10.7 rebounds per game, en route to CIAA All-Tournament Team honors.
The all-time leading rebounder in WSSU history, Terry ranks in the Rams’ top-10 in all-time scoring, rebounding, rebounding average, made field goals and made free throws.
A fifth-round draft pick of the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1978 NBA Draft, Terry played three seasons in the NBA, all with the Washington Bullets. During his NBA career Terry scored 285 points and pulled down 227 rebounds for an average of 3.0 points and 2.4 rebounds per game.
Terry’s best season came in 1980-81 where he averaged 7.2 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. In his second full season in the NBA, Terry helped to lead the Bullets to the NBA Playoffs.
Terry was tragically killed in an automobile accident on March 12, 1989 in Maryland and will be posthumously inducted into the John B. McLendon, Jr. CIAA Athletic Hall of Fame.
NOTE: For additional information on Carlos Terry and his accomplishments while at Winston-Salem State University, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to the Official Website of WSSU Athletics at WSSURams.com.