Terry Nashif Athlete Profile

#10 Terry Nashif

Terry Nashif
Position: Guard Height: 5-10 Weight: 165 Roster Years: 2001-2005 Hometown: Vancouver, WA Last School: Evergreen High School

Personal

Born July 1980 in Vancouver, Wash. ... parents are Bruce and Kathy Nashif ... ancestry comes from Lebanon ... served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Columbia, S.C., returning in July 2001 ... recruited by Harvard and Portland State ... engaged to marry Katie Williamson on Nov. 6, 2004 ... physical education major.

At BYU

CAPSULE: Nashif is a freshman who served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints after his senior year in 1999 at Evergreen High School in Vancouver, Wash. ... A smart player who can put down the three-pointer, he knows how to run a team and is an excellent distributor of the ball ... He could factor in at the point along with fellow freshman Shawn Opunui and senior Matt Montague.

Before BYU

Nashif was honorable mention All-USA by USA Today as a senior at Evergreen High School in Vancouver, Wash. ... lettered three times in basketball (sophomore-senior), twice in football (junior-senior) and once in tennis (senior) ... was named to the first-team all-state tournament team in 1999 while leading all players in assists at the state tournament ...was second-team all-state tournament as a junior ... selected KVAW radio Athlete of the Year and Columbian (Vancouver, Wash.) Player of the Year ... member of the all-league team ... led league in assists ... Evergreen's Defensive Player of the Year ... team captain ... played for Emerald City Pioneers AAU team the summer of 1998 ... was two-time all-league player in football and recognized as member of all-state game team as a senior ... received honors as Evergreen High School Student of the Year and Scholar Athlete of the Year ... maintained 4.0 GPA ... was Student Body President ... coached by John Triplett.

Summary

Nashif was a solid floor leader who appeared in 103 games over his four-year BYU career, primarily as the back-up point guard, after walking on and then earning a scholarship ... A smart player and good distributor of the ball, he led BYU in assists (3.0) and ranked first among MWC players in Assist/TO Ratio during league games as a sophomore when he made six starts and saw his most extended playing time ... He could knock down the three-pointer and was an excellent ballhandler ... During his senior year, he played a career-high 31 minutes against California while adding a career-best eight rebounds ... He also dished out a career-high 10 assists at USC ... As a sophomore matched up against UNLV's Marcus Banks, who went on to become an NBA first-round draft selection, Nashif had 2 blocks and 7 assists (1 turnover), adding 4 boards ... Nashif averaged 1.5 points per game, 1.5 assists per game and 1.1 rebounds per game over his career ... Career highs of 11 points, 10 assists, eight rebounds, three steals and two blocks.


Stats

CAREER HIGHS:
POINTS: 11 at SDSU (2003)
FG MADE: 4 vs. MSU-Billings (2005)
FG ATT: 9 vs. Stanford (2005)
FG%: 1.000 (3-3) at SDSU (2003)
3FG MADE: 3 at SDSU (2003)
3FG ATT: 5 vs. Stanford, vs. Cal (2005)
3FG%: 1.000 (3-3)at SDSU(2003)
FT MADE: 6 vs. Rice
FT ATT: 6 vs. CSUN (2002), Rice (2003)
FT %: 1.000 (6-6) vs. Rice
REB: 8 vs. Cal (2005)
ASSISTS: 10 at USC (2005)
STEALS: 3 vs. MSU-Billings (2005), at AFA (2004)
BLOCKS: 2 vs. UNLV
MINUTES: 31 vs. Cal (2005)
NASHIF YEAR-BY-YEAR STATS
Year GP-GS Min FG-FGA Pct 3FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off/Def-Tot/Avg
2001-02 21-0 2.9 1-3 .333 0-2 .000 9-12 .750 0/9-9/0.4
2002-03 32-6 14.7 21-61 .344 10-26 .385 17-23 .739 5/47-52/1.6
2003-04 23-1 7.4 6-22 .273 3-13 .231 7-9 .778 2/22-24/1.0
2004-05 27-7 11.6 19-67 .284 11-41 .268 6-8 .750 1/31-32/1.2
PF-FO A/Avg TO Blk Stl Pts/Avg
2001-02 9-0 10/0.5 9 0 2 11/0.5
2002-03 43-0 68/2.1 23 3 18 69/2.2
2003-04 21-1 26/1.1 10 1 9 22/1.0
2004-05 22-0 45/1.7 32 2 12 55/2.0
CAREER GP-GS Min FG-FGA Pct 3FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off/Def-Tot/Avg
TOTALS 103-14 9.8 47-153 .307 24-82 .293 39-52 .750 8/109-117/1.1
PF-FO A/Avg TO Blk Stl Pts/Avg
95-1 148/1.5 74 6 41 157/1.5



2001-2002 | Freshman Year

Nashif was the only true point guard backing up Matt Montague after the loss of Shawn Opunui to injury in the eighth game of the year ... with starter Matt Montague playing a team-high 37 minutes per game Nashif averaged 2.9 minutes while appearing in 21 games ... played one minute or less in nine games ... averaged 0.5 points, 0.4 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game ... equalled his season high playing 10 minutes vs. Southern Utah, recording a high of 3 rebounds ... played 10 minutes against Fort Lewis, and had 2 points and 3 assists ... had 3 points, going 3-6 from the line, while playing five minutes vs. CSUN ... set a career high with 4 points in 4 minutes at Wyoming, going 4-4 from the line, a career-best percentage and personal best in free throws made... scored two points on two free throws in 2 minutes vs. UC Irvine in the NIT First Round victory.

2002-2003 | Sophomore Year

Nashif played in every game and started in six contests, averaging 14.7 minutes per game ... a good playmaker, in MWC games he led BYU in asssists (3.0) and ranked first among MWC players in Assist/TO Ratio ... got his first-ever start vs. Idaho State, playing 27 minutes, hitting a trey and dishing out 3 assists with 3 rebounds. ...guarding UNLV's Marcus Banks, who went onto become an NBA first-round draft selection, he had career highs of 2 blocks and 7 assists (1 turnover), adding 4 boards in Provo ... set career highs in points (11), FG (3), 3FG (3), 3FGA (3), FG% and 3FG% (3-3), and minutes played (30) at SDSU in BYU's win ... in the win, he helped BYU start fast, hitting three treys as BYU hit its first seven threes of the game ... his 3-3 treys was the first time a Cougar has been perfect on at least three attempts since Daniel Bobik went 4-4 at Memphis in the 2002 NIT ... hit a timely trey in the late-going at CSU and silenced UNM fans with a trey after a Ruben Douglas dunk got the crowd going ... tied his career-high 7 assist at UNM without a turnover.

2003-2004 | Junior Year

Nashif played in 23 of 30 games, including one start ... missed nearly a month with mononucleosis ... He averaged one point, one rebound and 1.1 assists in 7.4 minutes ... He played double-digit minutes in eight contests ... He started at Air Force and had 2 points, 2 steals and 1 assist in 13 minutes ... He provided a spark in 12 minutes at SDSU before leaving with an injured ankle ... He had a career-best 6 rebounds and added 4 points and 3 assists in only 8 minutes on a sore ankle vs. CSU ... He played a season-high 21 minutes and scored a season-high 6 points while adding 4 rebounds and 3 assists against Western Oregon ... He led BYU in assists once, dishing out a career-best 8 assists against Idaho State at the Cable Car Classic in 18 minutes.

SUMMER TOUR IN AUSTRALIA (2003): Nashif averaged 2.7 ppg, 1.2 rpg, 4.3 apg and 0.3 spg in 19.5 minutes.

2004-2005 | Senior Year

1.7 assists per game and 1.2 rebounds per game ... Led the team in assists six times and rebounds once while reaching double-digit assists once ... Hit a trey in his final game in 12 minutes vs. UNM at the MWC Tournament ... Scored 3 points while adding 2 assists and 1 steal in 5 minutes at Utah ... Played 3 minutes at New Mexico, dishing out 2 assists, including a heads-up entry pass to Jared Jensen that caught the Lobo defense unaware for two of Jensen's 20 points ... In BYU's win over New Mexico he logged a productive 12 minutes, contributing 3 points, 3 assists and 2 rebounds ... Scored a season-high 10 points in 11 minutes on 4-of-5 shooting vs. MSU-Billings and tied his career-high in steals with 3 ... Dished out a career-high 10 assists in 25 minutes of action off the bench at USC ... Had 8 points, a career-best 8 rebounds and 5 assists in career-most 31 minutes vs. California ... Started all three games at the Maui Invitational, averaging 4.7 points and a team-leading 3.3 assists per game ... Took a career-most 9 field goal attempts and 5 three-point attempts vs. Stanford ... Also attempted 5 treys vs. Cal.