Terence Davi

Terence Davis: Guard

Fun Fact:

Terence Davis played as a wide receiver for the South Haven Highschool football team, and received offers from over 20 NCAA Division I programs to play football, some of which included a full scholarship.


Terence Davis is an example of a rookie’s rise in the ranks. Born on May 16th, 1997, in Southhaven, Mississippi, Davis went on to play football for his local highschool. His stardom in the sport led many to believe that he would go on to pursue a career in the NFL, but the basketball player had different plans. Playing basketball since the age of six, Terence Davis decided to choose from the small roster of five colleges that were giving him a chance to play basketball, despite his 20 plus offers to play football for a Division I program. He ended up playing for the Ole Miss Rebels, completing all four years of his college career, which meant there was very little guarantee of any recognition from the NBA. But he worked hard, averaging 5.8 rebounds and 15.2 points per game in his last year at Ole Miss, an improvement from 13.8 points from the prior year. The player gained recognition by obtaining a spot in the G League Elite Camp, but when the NBA draft came around, Terence wasn’t willing to settle for the two-way contracts he was being offered, leaving him decidedly, undrafted. After agreeing to play for the Denver Nuggets’ summer league team, scoring 22 points in his first game, the Raptors then picked up Terence for a two-year contract, which came with a first year guarantee. Since the Raptors’ star players- including Ibaka, Siakam, and Gasol – have been injured, Davis has been showing his talent on the court, becoming one of the most valuable rookies on the team, appearing in over 12 games now – gaining over 17 minutes on the court – and scoring double digits in over six of those games, including a 19 point burner against Orlando. Terence currently ranks in the top 10 out of the 40 rookies within the NBA regular season, in which the ranking includes true shooting, effective field goal percentage, and assist-to-turnover rate.