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Terry Dehere

Terry Dehere
Personal information
Born (1971-09-12) September 12, 1971
New York City, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school St. Anthony
(Jersey City, New Jersey)
College Seton Hall (1989–1993)
NBA draft 1993 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers
Pro career 1993–2002
Position Shooting guard
Number 24
Career history
19931997 Los Angeles Clippers
19971999 Sacramento Kings
1999 Vancouver Grizzlies
1999–2000 Alba Berlin (Germany)
2002 North Charleston Lowgators (NBA D-League)
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 3,235 (8.0 ppg)
Rebounds 588 (1.5 rpg)
Assists 1,034 (2.6 apg)
Stats at

Lennox Dominique "Terry" Dehere (born September 12, 1971) is a former American Democratic Party politician, restaurateur, and retired NBA basketball player.

Dehere was born in New York City, New York, and grew up in Jersey City, New Jersey, and played basketball under Coach Bob Hurley while attending St. Anthony's High School in Jersey City, New Jersey.[1] It is through this relationship that he is best friends with coach's son Bobby Hurley.


  • College career 1
  • NBA career 2
  • Community involvement 3
  • Politics 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

College career

Dehere played for Seton Hall University from 1989 until 1993, where he had held the school and conference record with 2,494 career points, as well as school career records for 3-point field goals made and 3-point field goals attempted.[2] Dehere also holds single season records for 3-point field goals made and 3-point field goal percentage.[3] He was named Big East Player of the Year in the 1992-93 season, as well as Conference Tournament MVP.

NBA career

A 6'2", 190-lb. guard, he was selected 13th overall by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1993 NBA Draft. He played for the Clippers, Sacramento Kings and Vancouver Grizzlies averaging 8.0 ppg during his NBA career which spanned six seasons. In January 2002, Dehere signed with the Florida Flame of the National Basketball Development League (NBDL).[4]

Community involvement

In 1994, Dehere donated $75,000 to rehabilitate the Garfield Park basketball court where he had played in his youth. He also worked with others in the community to rebuild the youth recreational basketball program at the park.[5][6] The court was renamed by the City of Jersey City in Dehere's honor. After retiring from the NBA, Dehere returned to his hometown of Jersey City. He is currently the owner of Sanai's at the Newkirk-Summit House, a restaurant in the oldest standing building in the city. He is also the Chairman of the Jersey City Community Housing Corporation, a non-profit corporation involved in the construction of affordable housing.[7]


Dehere made his political debut as a candidate for an at-large council seat in the Jersey City municipal election of 2001.[8][9]

On April 27, 2007, Dehere was elected to serve as a member of the Jersey City Board of Education where he served on the Legal and Affirmative Action Committees.[10] He became vice president of the board on May 21, 2009.[11] He served one term, which expired in April 2010, and was defeated for reelection.[12][13]

Dehere's Seton Hall jersey displayed in his Jersey City restaurant


  1. ^ Terry Dehere
  2. ^ *"Men's Basketball Career Records". Retrieved 2007-04-07. 
  3. ^ "Men's Basketball Single Season Records". Retrieved 2007-04-07. 
  4. ^ NBA Development League: Lowgators Sign Former NBA Guard Dehere
  5. ^ "Summer Basketball is Restored to Jersey City's Garfield Park". Intercity Sports Review (The Interclub Coaches Association). Summer 1994. Retrieved 2007-04-02. 
  6. ^ "Ball Back in His Court". The Jersey Journal (New Jersey On-Line LLC). October 22, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-22. 
  7. ^ Coyne, Kevin (April 1, 2007). "Ex-Basketball Star Helps Rebuild His Hometown". New York Times. pp. Section 14NJ, Page 1. Retrieved 2007-04-02. 
  8. ^ "Letters to the Editor". April 2001. Retrieved 2007-04-07. 
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  13. ^ D'Alessandro, Dave. Terry Dehere, former NBA player vows to help hometown Jersey City through political field. Star-Ledger, 12-26-2010.

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