Jerome Clifton Dyson (born May 1, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for Virtus Roma of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A (LBA). He played college basketball with the Connecticut Huskies before playing professionally in the NBA with the New Orleans Hornets, he has also played overseas in Italy, Israel and China.
|No. 11 – Virtus Roma|
|Position||Point guard / Shooting guard|
|Born||May 1, 1987|
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
|High school||Proctor Academy|
(Andover, New Hampshire)
|NBA draft||2010 / Undrafted|
|2012||New Orleans Hornets|
|2015–2016||Auxilium CUS Torino|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Early life and collegeEdit
Dyson grew up in Potomac, Maryland's Scotland neighborhood. He attended Winston Churchill High School in Potomac for his first two years of high school before transferring to Proctor Academy in Andover, New Hampshire for his final two years. While at Proctor, Dyson matured and was recruited to play basketball with the University of Connecticut Huskies under coach Jim Calhoun. During his freshman season at UConn, Dyson was compared by Calhoun to NBA players and UConn alumni Ray Allen and Richard Hamilton. During his sophomore season, he and teammate Doug Wiggins were caught by on-campus police in a car with alcohol and a small amount of marijuana. He was eventually reinstated. In February 2009 during his junior year, he tore a lateral meniscus in his right knee in an on-court collision with Syracuse University guard Andy Rautins. At the time of the injury, he had started all 24 games for the Huskies, scoring in double figures 18 times and averaging 13.2 points per game. He returned the following season and scored 17.7 points and 4.4 assists per game. In March 2010, the Sporting News named Dyson their 2010 Comeback Player of the Year.
Dyson went undrafted in the 2010 NBA draft and played with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Oklahoma City Thunder during the 2010 summer league and preseason before being cut. He then signed with the Thunder's NBA Development League affiliate, the Tulsa 66ers. He appeared in 47 games with the 66ers, starting 10. He averaged 15.5 points and 27.3 minutes per game and was the team's leading scorer. Following the season, Dyson was named to the United States men's national basketball team for the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. Dyson averaged 11.4 points, including a team high 19 against Uruguay. The team, composed entirely of non-NBA players due to the 2011 NBA lockout, finished with the bronze medal.
On December 9, Dyson was among nine players added to the training camp roster of the New Orleans Hornets. He did not make their final roster, and returned to the 66ers. However, the Hornets signed him to a ten-day contract on April 10, 2012. During his nine-game stint with the Hornets, he would average 7.4 points, 2.1 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 1.2 steals per game. He would also start for them for one game.
On July 27, 2012, Dyson was traded to the Phoenix Suns in a three-team deal. He was waived by the Suns on August 15, 2012. Later that year, he signed a one-year deal with Hapoel Holon to play in Israel.
On July 10, 2014, he signed with the Italian Euroleague team Dinamo Sassari for the 2014–15 season. Here, he won the Italian SuperCup, the Italian Cup and the Italian Championship,in a seven games series against Pallacanestro Reggiana
On July 12, 2016, Dyson returned to Israel and signed a two-year deal with Hapoel Jerusalem. During that season, Dyson won Israeli League Cup with Jerusalem, as well as reaching the EuroCup semifinals. On June 15, 2017, Dyson recorded a season-high 30 points, along with 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals in the championship final game against Maccabi Haifa, leading Jerusalem to win the 2017 Israeli League Championship after an 83–76 victory, he was later named Finals MVP.
On July 4, 2017, Dyson signed a one-year contract extension with Jerusalem. On December 16, 2017, Dyson recorded 29 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists, including a game-winning layup with 10.9 seconds left in an 88–86 win over Hapoel Holon. On January 15, 2018, Dyson recorded a season-high 30 points, shooting 8-for-11 from the three-point range, along with 5 assists and 3 steals, in a 92–78 win over Maccabi Rishon LeZion.
During his second season with Jerusalem, Dyson participated in the Israeli League All-Star Game and the Three-Point Shootout during the same event. He was named three-time MVP of the Round. On June 8, 2018, Dyson was named 2018 All-Israeli League First Team.
Dyson led Jerusalem to the 2018 Israeli League Final Four, where they eventually lost to Hapoel Holon. In 47 games played during the 2017–18 season (played in the Israeli League and the EuroCup), Dyson averaged 16.6 points, 4 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.6 steals per game.
On July 8, 2018, Dyson signed with the Chinese team Jiangsu Dragons for the 2018–19 season. However, In November 2018, Dyson parted ways with Jiangsu after appearing in six games due to a thumb injury.
On February 10, 2019, Dyson returned to Israel for a third stint, joining Bnei Herzliya for the rest of the season. In 15 games played for Herzliya, he averaged 17.2 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.8 steals per game.
The Basketball TournamentEdit
|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||PIR||Performance Index Rating|
Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.
- Giannotto, Mark (January 9, 2010). "Connecticut's Jerome Dyson is proud to be from Scotland". The Washington Post. Retrieved 19 December 2011.
- Katz, Andy (February 9, 2009). "Connecticut's Dyson could be out for year with torn lateral meniscus". ESPN.com. Retrieved 19 December 2011.
- DeCourcy, Mike (March 10, 2010). "Sporting News college basketball Comeback Player of the Year: Jerome Dyson, Connecticut". Sporting News. Retrieved 19 December 2011.
- "NBA Development League: Jerome Dyson Playerfile". National Basketball Association. Archived from the original on 23 February 2012. Retrieved 17 December 2011.
- Henry, Kevin (November 16, 2011). "66ers' Jerome Dyson takes on leadership role". Tulsa World. Retrieved 17 December 2011.
- Rogers, Dennis. "Hornets Add Nine Players To Camp Roster". Sportsnola.com. Archived from the original on 21 April 2012. Retrieved 17 December 2011.
- "HORNETS SIGN JEROME DYSON TO 10-DAY CONTRACT". NBA.com. April 10, 2012. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
- "HORNETS ACQUIRE LOPEZ AND WARRICK FROM PHOENIX". NBA.com. July 27, 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2012.
- Suns Sign Jermaine O'Neal
- חולון מפסידה לירושלים
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- "Dinamo Sassari announces Jerome Dyson". Sportando.com. July 10, 2014. Retrieved July 10, 2014.
- "Manital Torino announces Jerome Dyson". Sportando.com. November 23, 2015. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
- "Jerome Dyson signs two-year deal with Hapoel Jerusalem". Sportando.com. July 12, 2016. Retrieved July 12, 2016.
- "Final Four - Winner League Final: Hapoel J-M Vs M. Haifa - Box Score". basket.co.il. June 15, 2017. Retrieved June 15, 2017.
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- "Jerome Dyson re-signs with Hapoel Jerusalem". Sportando.com. July 4, 2017. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
- "Winner League, Game 10: Hapoel J-M Vs UNET Holon - Box Score". basket.co.il. December 16, 2017. Retrieved December 16, 2017.
- "Winner League, Game 13: M. Rishon Vs Hapoel J-M - Box Score". basket.co.il. January 15, 2018. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
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- "חמישיית העונה בליגת ווינר סל 2017/18". basket.co.il (in Hebrew). June 8, 2018. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
- "【官宣】杰罗姆-戴森正式加盟江苏肯帝亚". sohu.com (in Chinese). July 8, 2018. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
- "הפועל ת"א מעוניינת בג'רום דייסון". ynet.co.il (in Hebrew). February 1, 2019. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
- "Jerome Dyson, D'or Fischer sign with Bnei Herzliya". Sportando.basketball. February 10, 2019. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
- "Jerome Dyson signs in Italy with Virtus Roma". Sportando.basketball. July 26, 2019. Retrieved July 26, 2019.