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Lennox Dominique "Terry" Dehere (born September 12, 1971) is an Americanmarker Democratic Party politician, restaurateur and former NBA basketball player.

Dehere was born in New York Citymarker, New Yorkmarker, and grew up in Jersey City, New Jerseymarker, and attended St. Anthony's High School playing basketball under Coach Bob Hurley. It is through this relationship that he is best friends with coach's son Bobby Hurley.

College career

Dehere's Seton Hall jersey displayed in his Jersey City restaurant
Dehere played for Seton Hall Universitymarker from 1989 until 1993, where he holds the school record with 2494 career points, as well as career records for 3-point field goals made and 3-point field goals attempted. Dehere also holds single season records for 3-point field goals made and 3-point field goal percentage. He was named Big East Player of the Year in the 1992-93 season, as well as Conference Tournament MVP.

NBA career

A 6'2", 190-lb. guard, he was selected 13th overall by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1993 NBA Draft. He played for the Clippers, Sacramento Kings, and Vancouver Grizzlies averaging 8.0 ppg during his career which spanned six seasons. In January 2002, Dehere signed with the Florida Flame of the NBA Development League, NBDL.

Community involvement

In 1994, Dehere donated $75,000 to rehabilitate the Garfield Park basketball court where he had played in his youth. He also worked with others in the community to rebuild the youth recreational basketball program at the park. The court was renamed by the City of Jersey City in Dehere's honor. After retiring from the NBA, Dehere returned to his hometown of Jersey City. He is currently the owner of Sanai's at the Summit House, a restaurant in the oldest standing building in the city. He is also the Chairman of the Jersey City Community Housing Corporation, a non-profit corporation involved in the construction of affordable housing.

Politics

Dehere made his political debut as a candidate for an At-Large Council seat in the Jersey City municipal election of 2001.

Dehere ran as a candidate for a seat on the Jersey City Board of Education. On April 17, 2007, Dehere was elected to the Jersey City Board of Education where he currently serves on the Legal and Affirmative Action Committees.

References

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  2. NBA Development League: Lowgators Sign Former NBA Guard Dehere


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