Open main menu

Jon Keith Diebler (born June 22, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for Darüşşafaka of the Turkish Basketbol Süper Ligi (BSL) and the EuroCup. He played four seasons of college basketball at Ohio State University.

Jon Diebler
Jon Diebler 33 Darüşşafaka Tekfen 20181120 (cropped).jpg
Diebler with Darüşşafaka in 2018
No. 33 – Darüşşafaka
PositionShooting guard
LeagueBasketbol Süper Ligi
Personal information
Born (1988-06-22) June 22, 1988 (age 31)
Sylvania, Ohio
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High schoolUpper Sandusky
(Upper Sandusky, Ohio)
CollegeOhio State (2007–2011)
NBA draft2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 51st overall
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Playing career2011–present
Career history
2012–2015Pınar Karşıyaka
2015–2016Anadolu Efes
2016–2017Galatasaray Odeabank
Career highlights and awards

High school careerEdit

Diebler played his freshman season along with his older brother (junior Jake) at Fostoria High School for his father, head coach Keith Diebler. The family left when Keith accepted the head coaching position at Upper Sandusky High School, which Jon attended for his remaining three seasons.[1]

He scored 77 points in a 105-100 win over Tiffin Columbian as a junior. In Jon's sophomore year, the Upper Sandusky Rams won the state championship, coached by his father. As a senior, he averaged 41.2 points, 12.3 rebounds, and six assists per game. Diebler ended his high school career with 3,208 points, more than Ohio high school greats Luke Kennard (2,977), Jay Burson (2,958), LeBron James (2,646), Bob Huggins (2,438), Jerry Lucas (2,438), Jamar Butler (2,412) and Jim Jackson (2,328).[1]

He won Mr. Basketball his senior year and led his team on a trip to the state championship. Despite having his nose broken in three places on a layup attempt in the final quarter of the Division II regional championship game, he helped the team reach the state finals game while scoring 48 points in a two-point loss to Dayton Dunbar. It was the third-highest scoring effort ever in an OHSAA state championship game.

Considered a four-star recruit by, Diebler was listed as the No. 14 shooting guard and the No. 60 player in the nation in 2007.[2][permanent dead link]

He holds the Ohio high school career scoring record and the Ohio State University and Big Ten career 3-point field goals records. He also tied Chris Hill for the Big Ten single-game 3-point record.

College careerEdit

On March 13, 2010, Diebler surpassed Jamar Butler for the Ohio State record for 3-point field goals made.[3] Diebler finished the 2009–10 season averaging 37.2 minutes per game. On March 1, 2011, he made 10 3-pointers in a row while finishing 10 for 12, breaking the Ohio State record for most 3-pointers in a game. On March 6, 2011, during Ohio State's senior day, Diebler made 7 3-pointers, finishing with 27 points against Wisconsin.[4]

Diebler started 115 games during his time at OSU, including every game since the start of his sophomore year.[5]

Professional careerEdit

NBA draft rightsEdit

On June 6, 2011, Diebler traveled to Portland, to participate in a pre-draft workout[6] with the Portland Trail Blazers. Diebler was then drafted in the 2nd round of the 2011 NBA draft by the Trail Blazers. On July 20, 2012, Diebler's draft rights were traded to the Houston Rockets, in a three team deal.[7]

On January 22, 2019, his draft right was included in a trade to the Chicago Bulls, alongside with Carmelo Anthony and cash considerations, in exchange for the right to Tadija Dragićević.[8][9]


In August 2011, Diebler signed a one-year contract with the Greek Basket League club Panionios.[10][11] On July 25, 2012, he signed a contract with the Turkish club Pınar Karşıyaka.[12] With Karşıyaka, he won the Turkish Super League championship of the 2014–15 season.

On July 23, 2015, he signed a one-year contract with the Turkish club Anadolu Efes.[13] On July 8, 2016, Diebler signed with the Turkish club Galatasaray Odeabank.[14]

On June 23, 2017, Diebler joined Beşiktaş on a one-year deal.[15] He averaged 11.5 points per game in the Basketball Champions League. On August 18, 2018, Diebler signed a one-year deal with Darüşşafaka of the EuroLeague.[16]


  1. ^ a b "Jon Diebler Bio". September 17, 2010. Archived from the original on January 23, 2018.
  2. ^ Jon Diebler Recruiting Profile
  3. ^ "Diebler sets school 3-point record in victory". Toledo Blade. Retrieved March 22, 2010.
  4. ^ "'3-bler' hits seven 3-pointers". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved March 6, 2010.
  5. ^ "Ohio State's Jon Diebler headed to the Portland Trail Blazers". The Lantern. Archived from the original on June 27, 2011. Retrieved June 24, 2011.
  6. ^ "Jon Diebler Workout". Portland Trail Blazers TV. Retrieved June 24, 2011.
  7. ^ "Rockets Get Players And Pick In Three-Team Deal". July 20, 2012. Retrieved July 20, 2012.
  8. ^ "BULLS COMPLETE TRADE WITH ROCKETS". January 22, 2019. Retrieved January 22, 2019.
  9. ^ "Rockets Complete Trade with Chicago". January 22, 2019. Retrieved January 22, 2019.
  10. ^ "Panionios signs Jon Diebler".
  11. ^ Baptist, Bob (2011-08-08). "Diebler signs with Greek team". The Columbus Dispatch. Archived from the original on 2011-09-29. Retrieved 2011-08-08.
  12. ^ Karşıyaka officially signs Jon Diebler
  13. ^ "Anadolu Efes adds sharp shooter Diebler". July 23, 2015. Retrieved July 23, 2015.
  14. ^ Galatasaray adds Jon Diebler
  15. ^ Besiktas announced the addition of Diebler
  16. ^ "Jon Diebler signs with Darussafaka". August 18, 2018. Retrieved August 18, 2018.

External linksEdit