Terry Gilbert Dischinger is a former professional basketball player who played at the NBA. The 6’7” Forward Guard was first picked up by the Chicago Zephyrs in the 1962 NBA Draft. He also played baseball in his childhood before picking up basketball as his professional career.
In his early years, Terry joined the Perdue University and played for the Boilermakers. In his sophomore year, Terry was named the Second Team All-American for his 26.3 average points per game and 14.3 rebounds per game. He was named the First Team All-American during his junior season at the university. Along with Jerry Lucas, Oscar Robertson and Jerry West, Dischinger went in to represent US at the 1960 Olympics and came back with a gold medal.
Later in 1962, Dischinger was drafted by the Zephyrs where he played for a year before joining the Baltimore Bullets. In 1964, he was traded off to the Detroit Pistons where he averaged 18.2 points per game for his first season. Dischinger was named the NBA All-Star for 3 successive seasons. Later, after his 3 season run, he decided to serve the military and stayed there for 2 seasons. In 1967, he came back to the Pistons for 5 seasons. Terry’s last team was the Portland trail Blazers with whom he played for one season in 1972-73.
Dischinger retired from professional basketball with a total of 9,012 points, 3,646 rebounds and 1,151 assists. His average points stand at 13.8 with the highest score of 25.5 points per game in his maiden season, 1962-63.