Terry Tebbs Athlete Profile

#25 Terry Tebbs

Terry Tebbs
Position: Guard Height: 5-9 Weight: 150 Roster Years: 1953-1956 Hometown: Cowley, WY Hall of Fame: 1981

  • 1981 Men's Basketball 




All-America

  • 1955-56 UPI Little First Team

1981 Hall of Fame Inductee

Five-foot nine-inch Terry Tebbs was a member of college basketball’s Associated Press little all-America team in both 1955 and 1956. Terry received first team recognition in the 1956 selection, an honor well deserved.

An exciting ball handler and flawless shot, Terry scored over 500 points his senior year and set a new Smith Fieldhouse record with 12 field goals in one game (vs. Denver). He scored 32 points that night. Terry finished his spectacular basketball career with 919 total points that night.

Terry was named most valuable player at the Motor City Classic in 1955, from which the Cougars emerged as tournament champions. He was also a member of the 1953 NIT team. At the conclusion of his senior year he was voted outstanding senior athlete at BYU.

Following college Terry continued to compete in AAU and Church basketball, and was named MVP in the All Church Tournament.

Personal

  • Married to former Miss Nevada 1954

Career Highlights

  • Named second team Little All-America as a junior and first team his senior year
  • Scored over 500 points his senior year
  • Finished career with 14.8 scoring average
  • Voted outstanding senior athlete at BYU

After BYU

  • Competed in AAU and Church basketball

Post BYU Honors and Societies

  • Named MVP in the All Church Tournament
  • Inducted into the BYU Hall of Fame in 1981

Stats

Year    G    FGM-FGA   FG%  FTM-FTA   FT%  R-AVE    P-AVE
55-56   26   183-464   40   140-174   81   114-4.4  506-19.5
54-55   26   134-364   36   112-146   76   109-4.2  380-14.6
53-54   10   9-23      39   15-17     88   14-1.6   33-3.3
Totals  62   326-851   38   267-337   73   237-3.8  919-14.8


1953-1954 | Sophomore Year

  • Played in 10 games as a sophomore, averaging 3.3 ppg.

1954-1955 | Junior Year

  • Averaged 14.6 points and 4.2 rebounds for his junior season
  • Named all-conference, all-district, and second-team Little All-America.

1955-1956 | Senior Year

  • Led Cougars in scoring with 19.5 per game on a team that finished second in the Skyline Conference
  • Averaged 4.4 rebounds per game
  • Scored at least 20 points in first four games of the season
  • Named UPI Little All-America
  • Earned All-Skyline Conference honors
  • Scored over 500 points his senior year and had 919 career points
  • Set a Smith Fieldhouse record with 12 field goals in one game (vs. Denver), scoring 32 points
  • Named outstanding senior athlete at BYU