Davon Jefferson

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Davon Jefferson
No. 41 – Gaziantep Basketbol
Position Small forward
League BSL
Personal information
Born (1986-11-03) November 3, 1986 (age 30)
Lynwood, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school Lynwood (Lynwood, California)
College USC (2007–2008)
NBA draft 2008 / Undrafted
Playing career 2008–present
Career history
2008–2010 Maccabi Haifa
2010–2011 ASVEL Basket
2011–2012 Triumph Lyubertsy
2012 Guangzhou Whampoa
2012–2013 Yenisey Krasnoyarsk
2013–2015 Changwon LG Sakers
2015 Al Shabab (Dubai)
2016 Krasny Oktyabr
2016 Capitanes de Arecibo
2016 Guaros de Lara
2016–present Gaziantep Basketbol
Career highlights and awards

Davon Jefferson (born November 3, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for Gaziantep Basketbol of the Turkish Basketball Super League (BSL).

High school[edit]

Jefferson prepped at Lynwood High School[1] and went to a fifth year prep school at The Patterson School in Patterson, North Carolina. Rivals.com listed Jefferson as a five-star recruit, the 15th rated prospect of the entire 2006 class and as the No. 2 player out of California, behind Brook Lopez.


He played collegiately with the University of Southern California (USC). Jefferson was all Pac-10 honorable mention and first team all-freshman.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Jefferson entered the 2008 NBA Draft and hired an agent, thereby ending his college eligibility.[3] However, he was not drafted. After being undrafted he signed his first professional contract with Maccabi Haifa of the Israeli League.[4] The 2010–11 season he spent playing in France with ASVEL Basket.[5] In July 2011 he signed a one-year contract with Triumph Lyubertsy in Russia.[6] He was named Russian PBL MVP for the 2011–12 season.[7] In November 2012, he signed a one-year contract with Yenisey Krasnoyarsk in Russia.[8]

For the 2013–14 season he signed with Changwon LG Sakers of South Korea. In June 2014, he re-signed with them for one more season.[9] In March 2015, Jefferson was kicked out of the team for unprofessional conduct and stretching during the national anthem.[10] In August 2015, he signed with Al Shabab Dubai.[11]

On December 30, 2015, he signed with the Russian club Krasny Oktyabr.[12] On May 11, 2016, he signed with the Capitanes de Arecibo of Puerto Rico for the rest of the 2016 BSN season.[13]

On August 17, 2016, Jefferson signed with the Venezuelan club Guaros de Lara.[14] With them he won the 2016 FIBA Intercontinental Cup.[15] On November 8, 2016, he signed with Turkish club Gaziantep Basketbol.[16]


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