Curtis Jerrells

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Curtis Jerrells
No. 55 – Hapoel Jerusalem
Position Point guard
League Israeli Premier League
Personal information
Born (1987-02-05) February 5, 1987 (age 30)
Austin, Texas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school Del Valle (Del Valle, Texas)
College Baylor (2005–2009)
NBA draft 2009 / Undrafted
Playing career 2009–present
Career history
2009–2010 Austin Toros
2010–2011 Partizan
2011–2012 Fenerbahçe Ülker
2012 Murcia
2012–2013 Beşiktaş
2013 Maine Red Claws
2013–2014 EA7 Emporio Armani Milano
2014–2015 UNICS
2016 Galatasaray
2016–present Hapoel Jerusalem
Career highlights and awards

Curtis Louis Jerrells, Jr. (born February 5, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for Hapoel Jerusalem of the Israeli Premier League. Standing at 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in), he plays the point guard position.

High school[edit]

Jerrells was a four-year starter at Del Valle High School in his hometown, Austin, Texas.

College career[edit]

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 college 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.

Year Games Minutes/Game Assists/Game Steals/Game Points/Game
2005–06 17 33.4 3.3 1.4 13.5
2006–07 31 32.9 3.8 1.1 15.0
2007–08 32 31.2 3.8 1.3 15.3
2008–09 39 34.6 4.9 1.5 16.3

Professional career[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2] However, he was waived just one week later at the end of training camp.

On November 27, 2010, he moved to Europe and signed a contract until the end of the 2010–11 season with the Serbian team Partizan Belgrade.[3]

In June 2011, he signed a two-year contract with Fenerbahçe Ülker.[4][5]

In March 2012, he signed a loan contract with the Spanish club Murcia for the rest of the season.[6] After playing only for one week for the new club (two games), he broke his foot and missed the whole season.[7]

On August 29, 2012, he signed a one-year contract with Beşiktaş.[8]

In March 2013, Jerrells was signed by the Sioux Falls SkyForce and subsequently traded to the Maine Red Claws for center Chris Ayer.[9]

In August 2013, Jerrells was signed by Emporio Armani Milano of the Italian League.[10]

On July 7, 2014, he signed a two-year deal with the Russian club UNICS Kazan.[11]

On January 25, 2016, he signed with the Turkish club Galatasaray.[12] On May 2, 2016, he parted ways with Galatasaray.[13]

On July 10, 2016, Jerrells signed a two-year deal with Israeli club Hapoel Jerusalem.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

  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  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

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, and regional competition if applicable.


2010–11 Partizan 10 3 26.3 .320 .132 .833 3.2 3.8 1.3 .1 9.7 10.3
2011–12 Fenerbahçe 14 3 21.0 .418 .286 .848 1.9 1.7 .7 .3 8.6 9.0
2012–13 Beşiktaş 17 17 30.9 .447 .385 .833 2.6 2.9 1.1 .1 14.2 14.1
2013–14 Milano 28 12 24.1 .440 .421 .667 2.3 2.5 .7 .0 11.3 10.2
2014–15 UNICS 10 3 25.0 .441 .340 .727 2.6 2.9 .5 .2 10.6 9.1
Career 79 38 25.4 .423 .351 .777 2.4 2.7 .8 .1 11.1 10.7


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