Terry Davis (born July 17, 1969) was signed as a free agent by the Dallas Mavericks on August 6, 1991.
Davis attended Virginia Union where he was a three-year starter. He was an NABC All-American during his junior and senior seasons. As a senior he averaged 22.3 points per game and 11.9 rebounds per game. Today his jersey hangs in the rafters of V. U.'s arena.
Coming out of school as an undrafted free agent, Davis played two seasons for the Miami Heat where his numbers rose each year. He came to the Mavericks prior to the 1991-1992 season and immediately established himself as an important cog in the Mavs' transition game.
His first year in Dallas he led the team in rebounding with a 9.9 rpg average which put him 15 overall in the entire NBA. He led the team in rebounding both of his first two years and averaged double figures in points.
Davis' final three seasons were injury plagued and his numbers dwindled. He was waived on October 29, 1996 during training camp after appearing in 232 games for Dallas.
He went on to play two seasons with Washington and part of a season with Denver before retiring.