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Jerome Alfred Mincy Clark is a former Puerto Rican professional basketball player who was born to Shelly and Willie Mincy at Ramey Air Force Base in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico on November 10, 1964. He played in the NCAA with the UAB Blazers and the Baloncesto Superior Nacional (BSN) with Vaqueros de Bayamón. He was a member of the Puerto Rican national team from 1983 to 2002.
|Born||November 10, 1964|
Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||225 lb (102 kg)|
|High school||Hamilton (Memphis, Tennessee)|
|NBA draft||1986 / Round: 5 / Pick: 94th overall|
|Selected by the New York Knicks|
|Career highlights and awards|
Jerome joined the BSN's Vaqueros De Bayamón when he turned 18, in 1982, while attending College at UAB. Following his senior season he failed to make the roster of the NBA's New York Knicks. He was selected in the fifth round of the 1986 NBA Draft by the Knicks, but never made the roster. He completed a solid career playing abroad in France, Spain and Argentina with the Boca Juniors. He also played during the summers in Puerto Rico where he took the Vaqueros to three championships ('88, '95 & '96) and many final appearances. In 2012-2013, he was named an assistant coach for the Mets De Guaynabo in the Puerto Rican league.
He also played for Puerto Rico's national basketball team from 1983 to 2002. He retired from the BSN after the 2002 Finals and from the Puerto Rican National team after the 2002 World Championships in Indianapolis. He participated in 3 Olympic Games competitions representing Puerto Rico. He announced he will stay on the national team, but on an executive position as General Manager he is also the current top assistant with the Vaqueros de Bayamon.
The Vaqueros team retired his jersey, number 17, in 2002. However, Mincy was traded to the Leones de Ponce before the season began.
Mincy's NCAA stats are 1473 points with a 10.8 PPG, 933 rebounds, .477 field goal percentage, .638 free-throw percentage.