Bellevue senior Tyler Terry will extend his basketball career into his college years, signing a letter of intent Tuesday night to play for Wayland Baptist University.
“I’m really proud of Tyler, really excited that he has found a place to play,” said Bellevue Assistant Coach Michael Qualls. “I think he will be the first one to tell you, when we went to Plainview, to Wayland, they were excited about him too.”
In his senior season, the 6-3, 200-pound power forward averaged 15.1 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. Terry led the Eagles to the Region III semifinals in Class A Div. II. He was named the District 21-A Defensive Player of the Year, and earned a place on the TABC all-region team and made second team all-state. Terry also earned academic all-state. He lettered in the sport all four years of his high school career.
Wayland Baptist University has an enrollment of approximately 1,400 students attending the Plainview campus. WBU is an NAIA Div. I school, competing in the Sooner Athletic Conference. The Pioneers, coached by Matt Garnett, finished the 2012-13 season with a 14-16 record.
Tyler is the son of Jimmy and Twyla Terry of Bellevue.