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NBA Star Jason Terry

GRADUATES COLLEGE

Better Late than Never!

5/16/2014 7:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0516-main-jason-terry19 years after he enrolled as a freshman, NBA star Jason Terry FINALLY graduated from the University of Arizona ... and he's got the cap and gown to prove it! 

Terry -- who was a general studies major during his initial 4 years in Tucson -- never got his degree before jumping to the NBA in 1999. But the 36-year-old has been taking classes in his spare time, and racked up the credits to finally get a diploma. 

Terry went to his old stomping ground to participate in the graduation ceremony and tweeted, "Man 15yrs but through hard work, dedication,family support, and GODs blessing I am a College graduate."

Underneath his gown, Terry rocked the trademark UA high socks he wore during the school's championship run in 1997 -- saying, "Still superstitious."

FYI -- the average starting salary for a U of A grad is reportedly $48,400. Terry is slated to make $5.4 million next season.

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BLUE UGLY 💩    

That's great. A shame most celebs & athletes don't value an education

168 days ago
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TheTryke    

Great story. More athletes should try to resemble Jason... He is a good citizen and not just good at shooting a basketball.

168 days ago
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L. Ron Hubbard -Scientologist    

Good for him.

168 days ago
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FREEDOM    

CONGRATS!!!!!

168 days ago
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FREEDOM    

SMART MEN ARE THE LEADERS IN THIS COUNTRY.

168 days ago
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FREEDOM    

FEELING GROOVY!!!!!

168 days ago
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Calinative    

Good for him.

168 days ago
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cici    

Congrats to Jason Terry. Great example to set for the youth of today.

168 days ago
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FREEDOM    

NOW WE NEED MILLIONS MORE TO HOP N THE BUS.

167 days ago
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FREEDOM    

EDUCATION SHOULD BE A PRIORITY.

167 days ago
11.

FREEDOM    

EDUCATION IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS.

167 days ago
12.

FREEDOM    

EDUCATIONAL AND ATHLETIC SKILLS WHAT MORE CAN YOU ASK FOR.

167 days ago
13.

FREEDOM    

SPREAD THE WORD. GET THOSE DIPLOMAS.

167 days ago
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FREEDOM    

BE HAPPY!

167 days ago
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FREEDOM    

ITS NEVER TO LATE.

167 days ago
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