Terrell Brandon - Former NBA All-Star, Local Business Owner
Born Thomas Terrell Brandon on May 20, 1970 to Mr. Charley and the late Mrs. Charlotte Brandon in Portland, Oregon. The youngest of two siblings, his sister being Tracy Brandon Crittenden, whom he loves and admires.
Terrell attended Tubman Middle School and went on to graduate from U.S. Grant High School, “Home of the Generals”. While at Grant, he led his Basketball Team to Two State Championship Titles in 1986 & 1988 under head coach, John Stilwell, his mentor and close friend.
Terrell attended the University of Oregon, leading his Basketball Team to the National Invitational Tournament (NIT) in 1988-89 as a Freshman and earned PAC-10 Player of the Year Honors. He went on to hold several school records: career & single – season scoring averages.
In 1991, Terrell was drafted in the National Basketball Association (NBA) 1st Round 11th Pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers as a point guard, playing behind the great Mark Price. In 1997, he was featured on the front cover of Sports Illustrated as “Best Point Guard in the NBA”. He went on to play 6 seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers, 4 seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves & 2 seasons with the Milwaukie Bucks before retiring in 2004. Some of his career highlights and awards consist of: 2x NBA All-Star (1996 & 1997), NBA All Rookie Second Team (1992), PAC-10 Player of the Year (1991), 2x First Team All Pac-10 (1990-91) & Oregon Sports Hall of Fame (2006).
TB, as known by his community, has a deep love and strong compassion for the community in which he lives and in those communities during his Basketball career that were viewed as less fortunate. He always knew that he wanted to give back. “Making A Difference In The Community” was his theme and passion. In doing so, TB went into the intercity neighborhoods and ran free Basketball Camps & Clinics. Providing all attendees with breakfast, lunch, snacks & uniforms. He even held an Autistic Camp. It was nothing to see him give a kid the shirt off his back or the shoes off his feet. He also went into those same communities and provided families with food baskets, warms coats & blankets in which he continues to do today.
TB can often be found right on 13th & Alberta at his building “Tee Bee Enterprises”, in which he established in 1997. TB being one of the first black owners during the revitalization of Alberta Street, has made a name for himself and is still standing strong today. There you will find the Enterprise Offices, “Terrell Brandon Barbershop”, and now “Multitude of Mercies School”. In the early 2000’s, TB became one of Oregon’s first known African American Music Promoters bringing to the “City of Rose” such artists as Charlie Wilson, The Isley Brothers, Keith Sweat, Angie Stone, Shirley Caesar, The Williams Brothers and The SOS Band just to name a few. From 2009 - 2018, TB along with his business partner, the late Corina Owens, established “Show Dogs Grooming” on Lombard.
Now on his leisure time you can find Terrell enjoying one of his favorite pastimes, Golfing.Terrell is blessed to have three beautiful children of whom he is proud of Trevor, Terrell Jr., & Ava; Two nieces, Quiana & Channellé and his Brother-In-Law, Gene.