Terrah Jerrod Mustaf (born October 28, 1969) is a retired American professional basketball player.

Jerrod Mustaf
Personal information
Born (1969-10-28) October 28, 1969 (age 50)
Whiteville, North Carolina
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight238 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High schoolDeMatha Catholic
(Hyattsville, Maryland)
CollegeMaryland (1988–1990)
NBA draft1990 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17th overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
Playing career1990–2001
PositionPower forward / Center
Number32, 0
Career history
1990–1991New York Knicks
19911994Phoenix Suns
1994–1995P.A.O.K. Thessaloniki
1995Festina Andorra
1996Strasbourg IG
1996–1998FC Barcelona
1998–1999Paris Basket Racing
1999–2001Prokom Trefl Sopot
2001Egepen Altay
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team Parade All-American (1988)
  • Third-team Parade All-American (1987)
  • Fourth-team Parade All-American (1986)
Career NBA statistics
Points721 (4.0 ppg)
Rebounds452 (2.5 rpg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Mustaf played at DeMatha High School in Hyattsville, Maryland. He was one of the most heavily recruited players in his senior year, and went on to play collegiately at the University of Maryland.

After being selected by the New York Knicks in the first round, 17th overall, in the 1990 NBA Draft, Mustaf played in the NBA from 1990 to 1994 with the Knicks and the Phoenix Suns,[1] after which he played professionally in Europe. He retired in 2001, last playing with Altay Kartal Makarna of the Turkish Basketball League.

On July 22, 1993, Mustaf's girlfriend at the time, Althea Hayes, was murdered by Levonnie Wooten, Mustaf's cousin.[2] At the time, Mustaf was considered a link to her murder, but not necessarily a suspect.[3] However, it was alleged that Hayes didn't want $5,000 for an abortion and Mustaf paid Wooten for the murder, claiming that he owed Wooten a favor.[4] Ultimately, Mustaf settled with the Hayes' family's lawsuit in 1998, paying them $50,000–$100,000.[5]

Mustaf is the chief executive officer and president of Street Basketball Association based in Mitchellville, Maryland. He is the former sports ambassador for Gambia, professional NBA Blogger for Supersport/Multivision, Executive Director of the Take Charge Juvenile Diversion Program and Founder/Head basketball coach of the Take Charge Pride AAU Organization. He was also a three-time Parade All American (along with Shawn Kemp and Alonzo Mourning). He participated in the Capital Classic and McDonald's All-Star Games.


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