FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., September 18, 2002 – Fayetteville Patriots guard
Terrell McIntyre has re-signed with the NBDL and will play for the
Fayetteville Patriots again this season if he doesn’t make an NBA
roster during veterans camp next month.
The Patriots start their season on Nov. 15 at home against the
Asheville Altitude. Game time is 7:30 p.m. Season-tickets start at
$56. Single-game tickets go on sale Oct. 15. Call 213-1012 for
McIntyre, who is a Raeford native, was one of the first two players
allocated to the Patriots before their inaugural season in 2001-2002.
All season he played like a team’s first choice. He started 38 of the
39 games, was fifth in the league in scoring with 15.3 points per
game and third in assists with 4.9 per game.
An ankle injury sustained during a game at Columbus on Feb. 15 ended
McIntyre’s season. He still earned second team All-NBDL honors with
impressive numbers that included shooting 89 percent from the free
throw line (second in the league) and 42 percent from 3-point range
(fifth in the league).
He led the league in assists for a good portion of the season before
Patriots coach Jeff Capel decided to move him to shooting guard and
Omar Cook to the starting point guard slot.
McIntyre played high school basketball, football and baseball at Hoke
County High before going on to become the all-time leader in 3-point
field goals, steals, minutes played and 3-point field goals attempted
at the University of Clemson.
He is second on the Tigers all-time scoring list (1,839), 41 points
behind New Orleans Hornets center Elden Campbell. As a Patriot last
season, he led the team in scoring 10 times, including a 36-point
night on Feb. 8 at home against North Charleston. He also set an NBDL
single-game scoring record the same night. Teammate Greg Stempin
later tied the record.
McIntyre’s first 30-point game in the league came on Jan. 23 when he
posted 30 points, four assists and five steals against the Mobile
In January, McIntyre averaged 14.8 points and 5.4 assists per game
and shot 93 percent from the free throw line and was named NBDL
Player of the Month. He had a season-high nine assists against
Roanoke on Jan. 26. The Orlando Magic invited McIntyre to play on its
summer league team.
The NBDL, the NBA’s minor league, includes the Fayetteville Patriots
(N.C.), North Charleston Lowgators (S.C.), Huntsville Flight (Ala.),
Mobile Revelers (Ala.), Roanoke Dazzle (Va.), Columbus Riverdragons
(Ga.), Greenville Groove (S.C.), and Asheville Altitude (N.C.).
The league offers players the opportunity to develop their talent in
a highly competitive atmosphere under the NBA’s umbrella. Nine NBDL
players and three NBDL coaches have been called up to the NBA since
the start of the league’s inaugural season in November 2001.
Designed to help grow the sport of basketball both domestically and
internationally, the NBDL serves a source of on-court talent for the
NBA’s 29 teams and as a diverse human resources pool for the NBA and
its teams by training employees in management, operations, public
relations, sales and marketing positions.