Bulls Get Guard Pick With Promise

Chicago Bulls Select Arizona PG Dalen Terry in NBA Draft


By Michael Pastere, Rising Freshman

The Chicago Bulls selected Dalen Terry with their 18th pick in the NBA Draft Thursday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Terry was a guard from the University of Arizona where he played for two seasons. Terry is 19 years old and 6’7” tall. 

Early comments from basketball experts say the Bulls may have picked wisely, due to his ball-handling skills as an Arizona Wildcat.

According to Eric Boost of 247 Sports National Recruiting Analyst, “Terry really started to come on strong as a productive player and leader late in the season at Arizona and he’s made fans of many executives thanks to this personality and how he’s interviewed.” 

Based on what they’ve seen at the collegiate level, the Bulls wanted what they saw in Arizona and Dalen Terry could deliver what they will need for the upcoming 2022-2023 season.\

Earlier in the draft, the three most eagerly anticipated picks were, of course, at 1, 2 and 3. 

Duke standout Paolo Banchero was selected as the first pick by the Orlando Magic. Chet Holmgren, a 7-foot-tall star at Gonzaga last year went to the Oklahoma City Thunder at No. 2. Jabari Smith Jr. was taken by the Houston Rockets as the third pick. While those players – Banchero, Holmgren and Smith – were expected to be selected at the top, the order they were picked was unexpected, a slight surprise that didn’t match up with previously published mock drafts. Many experts predicted Smith would be the top selection.