Dalen Terry explains significance behind rookie jersey number with Chicago Bulls
Dalen Terry will wear a number with the Chicago Bulls that should be pretty familiar to Arizona fans.
The former Wildcat standout will wear No. 25 during his rookie season, the Bulls shared on Monday. That number was also worn by former Arizona standout Steve Kerr during the Bulls’ run of championships in the 90s.
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Terry explained the choice to NBC Sports Chicago’s K.C. Johnson, saying he picked the number to honor Steve Kerr and former Simeon (Ill.) High School standout Ben Wilson.
Dalen Terry just stopped by the Bulls Talk podcast and said he picked No. 25 to honor Ben Wilson and Steve Kerr. Terry’s uncle played at Simeon. Kerr played at Arizona. Terry previously wore No. 4. Episode drops tomorrow.
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After helping the Chicago-based Simeon to the 1984 Class AA state championship, Wilson was the top-ranked high school prospect in the country when he was murdered near the high school. The top player for Simeon’s team wears the No. 25 each season to honor his memory.
A classmate of Wilson’s, according to Johnson, was a key figure throughout Terry’s childhood.
Throughout high school and while at Arizona, Terry wore the No. 4. That number, though, is retired in Chicago.
You can hear the full podcast with Terry and Johnson below: