The Chicago Bulls selected Arizona guard Dalen Terry with the No. 18 pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday, adding wing depth to their roster as the team looks to build around DeMar DeRozan for the 2022-23 season.
The 19-year-old averaged eight points and 3.9 assists in his second season with the Wildcats, playing a utility role for the Wildcats that highlighted his ball movement and defense. Terry helped lead Arizona to a Pac-12 championship before a Sweet 16 outing in the NCAA Tournament. At 6-foot-7, Terry will add length to the Bulls around the perimeter, a factor the undersized roster was sorely lacking.
Despite early showings putting him lower on the draft board, the guard impressed teams throughout team practices. After a practice session with the Portland Trail Blazers, Terry didn’t hesitate to feel confident in his ability to perform in the NBA.
“There’s going to be a revamp in 10 years and it will be different,” Terry said.
Terry will likely fill a rotational role for the Bulls in his rookie season. The Bulls are looking to reunite with their starting core from the 2021-22 season, including star guard Zach LaVine as he navigates his first summer as a free agent.
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