Outpouring of support for Long Island Nets guard hit by stray bullet


As Long Island Nets guard Terry Roberts continues to heal from getting struck in the chest by a stray bullet in Philadelphia last month, the North Amityville native is receiving a wave of support from friends and fans.

A fundraiser to help pay for medical supplies and equipment for Roberts’ rehabilitation has generated more than 100 donations — totaling $22,500.

“We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from everyone, with many asking if we need anything,” Roberts’ mother Allison posted on the “Your support in this fundraiser holds immense importance to us as it directly impacts Terry’s healing process and his ability to regain strength and mobility.”

Roberts, 23, was hit by a stray bullet during an early morning gunfight outside a Philadelphia bar on Feb. 25, according to authorities and the Long Island Nets. He is expected to make a full recovery.

Roberts is poised to begin rehab.

“It’s been a long few days and all I can do is be thankful and grateful for god and all of your prayers!” he said in an Instagram post. “I just wanted to give out a general thank you to everyone who has reached out and kept me in their prayers, they definitely are working!”

“Praying for a speedy recovery!!” donor Josh Pismeny wrote on the GoFundMe page for Roberts. “The comeback will be amazing!”

Roberts, averaging 7.2 points per game in his rookie year in the NBA G-League, finished his high school basketball career at a private school in South Carolina, before playing for three different institutions in college.

In 2022-23, Roberts played for Georgia, averaging 13.7 points while starting 26 games. Previously, he played a season at Bradley and two years for the junior college Florida SouthWestern State.

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