Jonas Jerebko (//; born March 2, 1987) is a Swedish professional basketball player for Khimki of the VTB United League and the EuroLeague. 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.
Jerebko with the Warriors in 2019
|League||VTB United League|
|Born||March 2, 1987|
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||231 lb (105 kg)|
|NBA draft||2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 39th overall|
|Selected by the Detroit Pistons|
|2018–2019||Golden State Warriors|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
- 1 Early life
- 2 Professional career
- 3 NBA career statistics
- 4 National team career
- 5 Personal life
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
As a child growing up in Sweden, Jerebko was involved in many sports, but he excelled at basketball. Having parents who played basketball was good for Jerebko because there was very little interest in the game among his friends.
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)Edit
In May 2009, ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla considered Jerebko one of the top five European prospects in the 2009 NBA draft. 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. 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.
On December 9, 2011, Jerebko re-signed with the Pistons on a four-year deal.
Boston Celtics (2015–2017)Edit
On July 9, 2015, Jerebko re-signed with the Celtics.
Utah Jazz (2017–2018)Edit
Golden State Warriors (2018–2019)Edit
On July 12, 2018, Jerebko signed with the Golden State Warriors. On October 19, he tipped in a shot against his former team with 0.3 seconds remaining to lift the Warriors to a 124–123 victory over the Jazz. On November 13, he posted his 11th career double-double with season bests of 14 points and 14 rebounds in a 110–103 win over the Atlanta Hawks. On December 22, he scored a career-high 23 points on 10-for-12 shooting with six rebounds in 21 minutes off the bench in a 120–116 win over the Dallas Mavericks. The Warriors made it to the 2019 NBA Finals, where they were defeated by the Toronto Raptors in six games.
BC Khimki (2019–present)Edit
NBA career statisticsEdit
|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|
National team careerEdit
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. Jerebko's mother also played basketball professionally. Jerebko and his wife Johanna have two daughters.
- "Player Profile: Jonas Jerebko". Golden State Warriors. January 29, 2019. Retrieved June 20, 2019.
- Blakely, A. Sherrod (October 1, 2009). "New Piston Jonas Jerebko hopes NBA catches on in Sweden". MLive.com. Retrieved February 14, 2016.
- Fraschilla, Fran (May 20, 2009). "NBA draft: Top 5 European prospects". ESPN. Retrieved February 14, 2016.
- Watson, Matt (October 8, 2009). "Detroit's fighting Swede penalized". detroitbadboys.com. Retrieved February 14, 2016.
- "Jonas Jerebko Stats, Video, Bio, Profile". NBA.com. Retrieved February 14, 2016.
- Langlois, Keith (October 5, 2010). "Heat Check; Jerebko's injury casts dark cloud over Pistons' preseason-opening loss". NBA.com. Retrieved February 14, 2016.
- "Pistons Re-Sign Forward Jonas Jerebko". NBA.com. December 9, 2011. Retrieved December 9, 2011.
- "Celtics Acquire Thomas From Phoenix". NBA.com. February 19, 2015. Retrieved February 19, 2015.
- "Boston Celtics Resign Jonas Jerebko". NBA.com. July 9, 2015. Retrieved July 10, 2015.
- "Jazz Sign Forward Jonas Jerebko". NBA.com. July 17, 2017. Retrieved July 17, 2017.
- Utah Jazz (July 7, 2018). "We've waived Jonas Jerebko". Twitter. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
- "Warriors Sign Free Agent Forward Jonas Jerebko". NBA.com. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
- "Jerebko, Durant lead Warriors past Jazz 124-123". ESPN.com. October 19, 2018. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
- "Kevin Durant leads undermanned Warriors past Hawks 110-103". ESPN.com. November 13, 2018. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
- "Durant scores 29 points, Warriors hold of Mavericks 120-116". ESPN.com. December 22, 2018. Retrieved December 23, 2018.
- "Khimki Moscow signs Jonas Jerebko". Sportando. August 14, 2019. Retrieved August 14, 2019.
- "Jonas Jerebko – FIBA Archive". FIBA.com. Retrieved February 14, 2016.
- "#32 Chris Jerebko". OrangeHoops.org. Retrieved February 14, 2016.
- Waters, Mike (June 24, 2009). "Jonas Jerebko, son of former Syracuse University player, is on the fast track to the NBA". Syracuse.com. Retrieved February 14, 2016.
- "Embiid, 76ers spoil DeMarcus Cousins' home Warriors debut". ESPN.com. January 31, 2019. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
He planned to head back to the hospital after the game to see the baby and wife, Johanna.
- "Boston Celtics player buys Renegades". dailydot.com. Retrieved 20 October 2018.