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Jonas Jerebko
Jonas Jerebko
Jerebko during a Celtics game in 2016
No. 8 – Boston Celtics
Position Small forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born March 2, 1987 (1987-03-02) (age 30)
Kinna, Sweden
Nationality Swedish
Physical stats
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 231 lbs (105 kg)
Career information
NBA Draft 2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 39th overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Playing career 2006-present
Career history
2005-2006 Borås Basket
2006-2007 Plannja Basket
2007-2009 Angelico Biella
2009-2015 Detroit Pistons
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2010)
  • Basketligan champion (2007)

Jonas Jerebko (born March 2, 1987) is a Swedish professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected with the 39th overall pick in the second round of the 2009 NBA draft by the Detroit Pistons, becoming the second Swedish-born basketball player (after Miles Simon) to be selected in the NBA draft.

Early life

As a child growing up in Sweden, Jerebko was involved in many sports, but basketball was what he was best at. Having parents who played basketball was a good thing for Jerebko, because there was very little interest in the game among his friends.[1]

In 2005, Jerebko signed to play basketball at the University of Buffalo in his father's hometown. Ultimately, he gave up a basketball scholarship for a professional career.[2]

Professional career

Europe (2005–2009)

Jerebko began his career playing with second-tiered Swedish club Borås Basket in the 2005–06 season, before joining first-tiered Swedish club Plannja Basket for the 2006–07 season. He averaged 20.0 points, 11.6 rebounds and 2.6 blocks in 19 games for Borås, and 10.0 points and 5.0 rebounds in 22 games for Plannja.

In 2007, Jerebko moved to Italy where he joined Angelico Biella, playing for the club for two seasons.

Detroit Pistons (2009–2015)

In May 2009, ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla considered Jerebko one of the top five European prospects in the 2009 NBA draft.[2] He was subsequently selected with the 39th overall pick by the Detroit Pistons, becoming the second Swedish national player to be selected in the NBA, after the Swedish-born American Miles Simon. His career in the NBA got off to a rough-and-tumble start; in a preseason game, Jerebko was accused of punching NBA veteran Jamaal Magloire in the face. Both players were suspended for the opening game of the regular season game for the ensuing fight.[3] Jerebko's hustle and determination early on in 2009–10 made him a fan favorite. He was selected as a member of the Rookie Team as part of the 2010 Rookie Challenge and Youth Jam during the NBA All-Star Weekend. He appeared in 80 games (73 starts) for the Pistons as a rookie, averaging 9.3 points (.481 FG, .313 3FG), 6.0 rebounds, 0.7 assists and 0.99 steals in 27.9 minutes per game. He was among NBA rookie leaders ranked third in rebounds (6.0 rpg), fourth in blocks (0.36 bpg), fifth in minutes (27.9 mpg), eighth in steals (0.99 spg), 10th in scoring (9.3 ppg) and T-18 in assists (0.7 apg). His 73 games as a starter ranks second in franchise history amongst rookies behind Kelly Tripucka who started all 82 games during the 1981–82 season.[4]

On October 5, 2010, Jerebko strained his right Achilles' tendon in a preseason game against the Miami Heat.[5] He subsequently missed the entire 2010–11 season.

On December 9, 2011, Jerebko re-signed with the Pistons on four-year deal.[6]

Boston Celtics (2015–present)

On February 19, 2015, Jerebko was traded, along with Luigi Datome, to the Boston Celtics in exchange for Tayshaun Prince.[7]

On July 9, 2015, Jerebko re-signed with the Celtics.[8]

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Template:Nbay Detroit 80 73 27.9 .481 .313 .710 6.0 .7 1.0 .4 9.3
Template:Nbay Detroit 64 13 22.9 .468 .302 .806 4.8 .7 .6 .3 8.7
Template:Nbay Detroit 49 2 18.2 .449 .301 .773 3.8 .9 .8 .2 7.7
Template:Nbay Detroit 64 0 11.6 .471 .419 .729 2.7 .6 .3 .1 4.2
Template:Nbay Detroit 46 0 15.3 .460 .368 .861 3.1 .9 .6 .2 5.2
Template:Nbay Boston 29 0 18.2 .431 .406 .833 4.8 1.0 .7 .2 7.1
Template:Nbay Boston 78 0 15.1 .413 .398 .782 3.7 .8 .3 .3 4.4
Career 410 88 18.9 .458 .353 .766 4.2 .8 .6 .3 6.7

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015 Boston 4 0 17.0 .333 .000 .500 3.5 .3 .5 .3 2.8
2016 Boston 6 4 27.0 .478 .318 .800 6.8 1.7 .3 .7 9.2
Career 10 4 23.0 .443 .269 .714 5.5 1.1 .4 .5 6.6

National team career

Jerebko debuted for the Swedish national team as an 18-year-old, and has since played for them at the 2013 EuroBasket.[9]

Personal life

Jerebko is the son of former Syracuse forward Chris Jerebko, a Russian American who played professionally in Sweden with Borås Basket for five seasons before settling in that country.[10][11] Jerebko's mother also played basketball professionally.[1]

On August 26, 2016, Chris Badawi and Christopher "MonteCristo" Mykles sold Renegades, an Esports organisation featuring a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Call of Duty team, to Jerebko.[12]

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Blakely, A. Sherrod (October 1, 2009). "New Piston Jonas Jerebko hopes NBA catches on in Sweden". MLive.com. http://www.mlive.com/pistons/index.ssf/2009/10/jerebko_gets_early_assist_from.html. Retrieved February 14, 2016. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Fraschilla, Fran (May 20, 2009). "NBA draft: Top 5 European prospects". ESPN. http://espn.go.com/nba/draft2009/columns/story?columnist=fraschilla_fran&page=nbadraft-090520. Retrieved February 14, 2016. 
  3. Watson, Matt (October 8, 2009). "Detroit's fighting Swede penalized". detroitbadboys.com. http://www.detroitbadboys.com/2009/10/8/1216838/detroits-fighting-swede-penalized. Retrieved February 14, 2016. 
  4. "Jonas Jerebko Stats, Video, Bio, Profile". NBA.com. http://www.nba.com/playerfile/jonas_jerebko/bio/. Retrieved February 14, 2016. 
  5. Langlois, Keith (October 5, 2010). "Heat Check; Jerebko's injury casts dark cloud over Pistons' preseason-opening loss". NBA.com. http://www.nba.com/pistons/features/DETMIA_recap_101005.html. Retrieved February 14, 2016. 
  6. "Pistons Re-Sign Forward Jonas Jerebko". NBA.com. December 9, 2011. http://www.nba.com/pistons/news/jerebko_resign_111212.html. Retrieved December 9, 2011. 
  7. "Celtics Acquire Thomas From Phoenix". NBA.com. February 19, 2015. http://www.nba.com/celtics/news/pressrelease/celtics-acquire-thomas-phoenix. Retrieved February 19, 2015. 
  8. "Boston Celtics Resign Jonas Jerebko". NBA.com. July 9, 2015. http://www.nba.com/celtics/news/pressrelease/boston-celtics-resign-jonas-jerebko. Retrieved July 10, 2015. 
  9. "Jonas Jerebko – FIBA Archive". FIBA.com. http://archive.fiba.com/pages/eng/fa/p/q/jonas%20jerebko/pid//_//players.html. Retrieved February 14, 2016. 
  10. "#32 Chris Jerebko". OrangeHoops.org. http://www.orangehoops.org/CJerebko.htm. Retrieved February 14, 2016. 
  11. Waters, Mike (June 24, 2009). "Jonas Jerebko, son of former Syracuse University player, is on the fast track to the NBA". Syracuse.com. http://blog.syracuse.com/orangebasketball/2009/06/jonas_jerebko_son_of_former_sy.html. Retrieved February 14, 2016. 
  12. Boston Celtics player buys Renegades

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