|No. 11 – Enel Brindisi|
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|
|Pro playing career||2010–present|
|2010–2012||Tulsa 66ers (D-League)|
|2012||New Orleans Hornets|
|Career highlights and awards|
Early life and college
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 Oklahoma City Thunder during the 2010 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.
- 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. 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. 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.
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