Terry Fair (basketball) is confirmed dead at the age of 59.
Terry was best known as a American basketball player (Georgia Bulldogs).
Terry Fair
Personal information
Born(1960-06-25)June 25, 1960
Macon, Georgia
DiedJanuary 30, 2020(2020-01-30) (aged 59)
Macon, Georgia
NationalityAmerican / Israeli
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolSouthwest Macon (Macon, Georgia)
CollegeGeorgia (1979–1983)
NBA draft1983 / Round: 4 / Pick: 72nd overall
Selected by the Indiana Pacers
Playing career1983–1996
PositionPower forward / Center
Career history
1985–1988Elitzur Netanya
1989–1990Maccabi Kiryat Motzkin
1990–1991Hapoel Holon
1991–1992A.S. Ramat Hasharon
1992–1993Hapoel Tel Aviv
1993–1995Maccabi Tel Aviv
1995–1996Maccabi Jerusalem
Career highlights and awards
Terrell DeWayne Fair (June 25, 1960 – January 30, 2020) was an American-Israeli professional basketball player. He played college basketball for University of Georgia before playing professionally in Israel. A two-time Israeli Premier League champion and Israeli State Cup winner. In 2013 he was inducted in the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.
Fair died at age 59 in his hometown of Macon, Georgia.
Contents
1 Early life and college career
1.1 College statistics
2 Professional career
3 Death
4 References
5 External links
Early life and college career
Fair attended Southwest Macon High School in Macon, Georgia, where he was named a consensus All-American as a senior after he led the Patriots to the 1979 national championship while averaging 21.1 points and 15.2 rebounds per game.
Fair played four years of college basketball for the University of Georgia. Fair, alongside Dominique Wilkins, Derrick Floyd and Lamar Heard, helped lead the Bulldogs reach numerous firsts during their careers. Georgia earned its first postseason bid ever in 1981 with an invitation to the NIT. The Bulldogs returned to the NIT in 1982 and advanced to the semifinals at the Madison Square Garden. The following season, he led Georgia to its first NCAA Tournament appearance and only Final Four in school history. He scored a career-high 27 points in a win against St. John's in the Sweet 16. Fair averaged 12.1 points and 7.5 rebounds per game in four seasons. Fair completed his career as the Bulldogs' all-time leader in steals (194) and games played (123) and also ranked No. 2 in rebounds (923), No. 4 in points (1,492) and No. 9 in assists (177). Fair still ranks No. 2 in rebounds, No. 10 in points and No. 6 in steals. In 1983, Fair was a third-team All-SEC selection.
College statistics
Year
Team
GP
GS
MPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
PPG
1979–80
Georgia
27
35.0
.544
.712
10.0
1.2
13.6
1980–81
Georgia
31
35.5
.553
.735
7.7
1.4
1.3
0.5
12.5
1981–82
Georgia
31
27
28.5
.509
.616
6.1
1.3
1.2
0.7
8.8
1982–83
Georgia
34
33
30.6
.534
.663
6.6
1.6
2.1
1.3
13.6
Career
123
32.3
.536
.682
7.5
1.4
1.5
0.9
12.1
Professional career
Fair was selected in the fourth round of the 1983 NBA draft by the Indiana Pacers but never played for the team. He played three seasons for Elitzur Netanya of the Israeli Premier League as a naturalized Israeli. On March 27, 1986, Fair recorded a career-high 32 points in game 2 of the 1986 Israeli League Finals series, where they eventually lost to Maccabi Tel Aviv. Fair finished his first season with Netanya averaging 15.9 points.
Fair later joined Maccabi Kiryat Motzkin, Hapoel Holon, A.S. Ramat Hasharon and Hapoel Tel Aviv, where he won the 1993 Israeli State Cup. In the summer of 1993, Fair signed with Maccabi Tel Aviv, where he won the Israeli League championship title for two consecutive years. Fair finished his professional career with Maccabi Jerusalem.
Death
On January 30, 2020, Fair died of natural causes at age 59 in his hometown of Macon, Georgia.
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