Jerome in February 2019
|No. 10 – Phoenix Suns|
|Born||July 8, 1997|
New York City, New York
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||195 lb (88 kg)|
|High school||Iona Prep|
(New Rochelle, New York)
|NBA draft||2019 / Round: 1 / Pick: 24th overall|
|Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers|
|2019||→Northern Arizona Suns|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Ty Jeremy Jerome (born July 8, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Virginia Cavaliers.
Jerome attended Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle, New York and was a four-year varsity player. After his junior season at Iona Prep, he was named first-team All-Conference, All-Metropolitan, and All-State. Jerome's senior season was cut short due to a hip injury. On September 2, 2014, Jerome committed to playing college basketball at the University of Virginia.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||Commit date|
|New Rochelle, NY||Iona Prep||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)||180 lb (82 kg)||September 2, 2014|
|Recruiting star ratings: Scout: Rivals: 247Sports: ESPN: ESPN grade: 87|
|Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 51 Rivals: 53 247Sports: 44 ESPN: 43|
During his freshman year at Virginia, Jerome was the backup point guard to London Perrantes. Coming off the bench, he averaged 4.3 points, 1.6 rebounds, and 1.5 assists.
Jerome took over as the Cavaliers' starting point guard his sophomore year. On December 30, 2017, he put up a career-high 31 points against Boston College. His play during the season earned him a spot on the All-ACC Third Team.
Prior to the 2018-2019 season, Jerome was selected to the pre-season all-ACC Second Team. On February 4, 2019, Jerome was named as one of the ten finalists for the Bob Cousy Award, recognizing the nation's top college point guard. He was projected in most mock drafts as an early second-round pick in the 2019 NBA draft. Jerome averaged 13.6 points per game and 5.5 assists per game, helping lead Virginia to another #1 seed in the 2019 NCAA Tournament. Virginia would win the 2019 Championship game 85-77 behind Jerome's 16 points, 8 assists, and 6 rebounds.
Phoenix Suns (2019–present)
On June 20, 2019, the Philadelphia 76ers selected Jerome with the 24th pick in the 2019 NBA draft. His rights were later traded to the Boston Celtics alongside Philadelphia's 33rd pick for the draft rights to Matisse Thybulle before being traded to the Phoenix Suns alongside Aron Baynes for a future first round pick. Coincidentally, both players the Suns traded for were recruited out of high school and played their college basketball for Tony Bennett: Baynes at Washington State and Jerome at Virginia. On July 6, 2019, the Phoenix Suns announced that they had signed Jerome. Before the start of the season, Jerome sprained his right ankle on October 21, leaving him out indefinitely. On November 25, Jerome was assigned to the Northern Arizona Suns. Jerome played the next day in a loss against the Iowa Wolves before being recalled by Phoenix on November 27. Jerome was assigned to Northern Arizona again on November 29 for a game against the Sioux Falls Skyforce before being recalled to Phoenix a day later.
Jerome made his NBA debut on December 2, 2019 in a 109–104 win over the Charlotte Hornets with four points, four assists, three rebounds, and three steals in 12 minutes of play. In his next game, Jerome put up five points and seven assists in a 128–114 loss to the Orlando Magic. On December 21, Jerome scored a season-high 15 points on 6/8 shooting in a 139–125 loss to the Houston Rockets.
|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|
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- "Phoenix Assigns Ty Jerome to Northern Arizona Suns". NBA.com. November 25, 2019. Retrieved November 26, 2019.
- "Northern Arizona Suns Can't Stop Iowa Wolves in Loss". NBA.com. November 26, 2019. Retrieved November 27, 2019.
- "Phoenix Recalls Jerome and Lecque From NAZ Suns". NBA.com. November 27, 2019. Retrieved November 27, 2019.
- "Phoenix Suns Assign Ty Jerome to NAZ Suns". NBA.com. November 28, 2019. Retrieved December 3, 2019.
- "NAZ Suns Fall Again to Sioux Falls Skyforce". NBA.com. November 30, 2019. Retrieved December 3, 2019.
- "Phoenix Suns Recall Ty Jerome From Northern Arizona". NBA.com. November 30, 2019. Retrieved December 3, 2019.
- "Oubre's late 3s lift Suns past Hornets 109-104". NBA.com. December 2, 2019. Retrieved December 3, 2019.
- "Suns rookie Ty Jerome chose Steve Nash as his favorite NBA player". August 20, 2019. Retrieved September 10, 2019.