|No. 55 – UNICS Kazan|
|League||VTB United League
February 5, 1987 |
|Listed height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Listed weight||195 lb (88 kg)|
|High school||Del Valle (Del Valle, Texas)|
|NBA draft||2009 / Undrafted|
|2013||Maine Red Claws|
|2013–2014||Emporio Armani Milano|
|Career highlights and awards|
Curtis Louis Jerrells, Jr. (born February 5, 1987) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for UNICS Kazan of the VTB United League. Standing at 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in), he plays the point guard position.
Jerrells played college basketball at Baylor University. He was the first player in Bears history to lead the team in scoring and assists all four seasons. He became the second player in BU history with 1,000 points, 400 assists and 100 steals.
As a freshman, Jerrells started every game and led the team in scoring, assists, steals and minutes played. In his sophomore season, Jerrells again started every game and led the team in scoring, assists and minutes. He was named 2007 All-Big 12 honorable mention by league's coaches and media and was chosen to 2007 Big 12 Championship All-Tournament team.
As a junior, Jerrells was a consensus first team All-Big 12 selection. He again led the team in scoring, assists and minutes. In his last season of the collage basketball, Jerrells was named to the 2009 NIT All-Tournament Team was a Lowe's Senior CLASS Award finalist and a 2009 All-Big 12 third team selection by the league's coaches. He again led the team in points, assists and minutes.
In September 2009, Jerrells signed for the San Antonio Spurs to their training camp roster. While he didn't make the team, the Spurs saw his potential and offered him a spot playing for their NBA Development League team, the Austin Toros. Jerrells was signed by the San Antonio Spurs on March 24, 2010, but immediately reassigned to their affiliate Austin Toros.
Jerrells played for the Spurs again in the NBA Summer League in 2010. His play during the 2010–11 preseason caught the eye of the New Orleans Hornets general manager Dell Demps, who previously worked as a scout and executive for the Spurs.
On October 18, 2010, Jerrells was traded to the New Orleans Hornets for a second round pick. However, he was waived just one week later at the end of training camp.
In March 2012, he signed loan contract with the Spanish club Murcia for the rest of the season. After playing only for one week for the new club (two games), he broke his foot and missed the whole season.
Euroleague career statistics
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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.
- NBA Summer League Rosters - Vegas
- HORNETS ACQUIRE JERRELLS
- Partizan: Lafayette out, Jerrells in
- FB ULKER lands Curtis Jerrells
- New Player: Curtis Jerrells
- "UCAM Murcia lands Curtis Jerrells". Sportando. Retrieved 31 August 2012.
- "UCAM Murcia, Curtis Jerrells is done for season". Sportando. Retrieved 31 August 2012.
- "Besiktas JK lands Jerrells at point". Euroleague. Retrieved 31 August 2012.
- "RED CLAWS ADD CURTIS JERRELLS, SEND AYER TO SKYFORCE". NBA.com. March 8, 2013. Retrieved March 11, 2013.
- Olimpia Milano officially sign Curtis Jerrells
- "Unics fortifies backcourt with Jerrells". Euroleague.net. Retrieved July 7, 2014.
- Curtis Jerrells at abaliga.com
- Curtis Jerrells at baylorbears.com
- Curtis Jerrells at euroleague.net
- Curtis Jerrells at nba.com (D-League)
- Curtis Jerrells at TBLStat.net