SMU to honor jersey of Roosevelt High School alumni and basketball great Ira Terrell


Southern Methodist University will honor the jersey of all-time great Ira Terrell, a graduate of Roosevelt High School, during a halftime ceremony on Jan. 12 at Moody Coliseum. Terrell wore number 32 during his basketball career from 1972-76.

His jersey will join those of Mustang legends Jim Krebs, Jon Koncak and Gene Phillips in being recognized by SMU. Terrell was inducted into the SMU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2012.

Terrell was the 1976 Southwest Conference Player of the Year and was a three-time All-SWC first team honoree. He is the only Mustang to average a double-double for three seasons. He finished his career as the SMU leader and now ranks second all-time in rebounds (1,077). He is also sixth in scoring (1,715) and second in career scoring average (21.4 per game). In 1973-74, Terrell led the Mustangs to a tie for second in the SWC and the Collegiate Coaches Association postseason tournament.

Terrell was selected by the Phoenix Suns in the third round of the 1976 NBA Draft. From 1976-78, he played for the Suns, New Orleans Jazz and Portland Trailblazers.

The Jan. 12 game is a 5 p.m. matchup against American Athletic Conference foe Tulsa. Tickets are available at


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