Davon Jefferson

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Davon Jefferson
No. 41 – Pallacanestro Cantù
PositionSmall forward
Personal information
Born (1986-11-03) November 3, 1986 (age 32)
Lynwood, California
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolLynwood (Lynwood, California)
CollegeUSC (2007–2008)
NBA draft2008 / Undrafted
Playing career2008–present
Career history
2008–2010Maccabi Haifa
2010–2011ASVEL Basket
2011–2012Triumph Lyubertsy
2012Guangzhou Whampoa
2012–2013Yenisey Krasnoyarsk
2013–2015Changwon LG Sakers
2015Al Shabab (Dubai)
2016Krasny Oktyabr
2016Capitanes de Arecibo
2016Guaros de Lara
2016–2017Gaziantep Basketbol
2017Bahçeşehir Koleji
2018Capitanes de Arecibo
2018Yeşilgiresun Belediye
2018–presentPallacanestro Cantù
Career highlights and awards

Davon Jefferson (born November 3, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for Pallacanestro Cantù of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A (LBA).

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]

On July 2, 2017, Jefferson signed with Turkish club Bahçeşehir Koleji.[17] He left Bahçeşehir after appearing in five games. On January 18, 2018, he signed with Yeşilgiresun Belediye for the rest of the 2017–18 BSL season.[18]

On October 2, 2018, Jefferson officially signed a deal with Italian club Pallacanestro Cantù.[19]


  1. ^ "Davon Jefferson". The Official Site of USC Trojan Athletics. Retrieved November 26, 2012.
  2. ^ 2007-08 Pac-10 Men's Basketball All-Conference Honors Announced
  3. ^ "USC's Jefferson to declare". Fox. 2008-04-28. Archived from the original on May 1, 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-29.
  4. ^ Jefferson Signs With Heat...Maccabi Haifa Heat
  5. ^ ASVEL tabs Gelabale and Jefferson
  6. ^ BC Triumph announces Davon Jefferson
  7. ^ Davon Jefferson named Russian PBL MVP
  8. ^ BC Enisey announces Davon Jefferson
  9. ^ Davon Jefferson will return to LG Electronics next season
  10. ^ LG Sakers fire Davon Jefferson for disrespecting Korean national anthem
  11. ^ Davon Jefferson signs with Al Shabab Dubai
  12. ^ Krasny Oktyabr lands Davon Jefferson
  13. ^ Capitanes adicionan a Jefferson ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)
  14. ^ "Davon Jefferson inks with Guaros de Lara". Sportando.com. August 17, 2016. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  15. ^ Guaros de Lara crowned 2016 FIBA Intercontinental Cup champions
  16. ^ Gaziantep inks Davon Jefferson
  17. ^ Davon Jefferson inks in Turkish TBL with Bahcesehir Koleji
  18. ^ Davon Jefferson, Yeşilgiresun Belediyespor’da. ‹See Tfd›(in Turkish)
  19. ^ "Red October Cantù: ufficiale l'ingaggio di Davon Jefferson" [Red October Cantù officially signed Davon Jefferson]. Sportando.basketball (in Italian). October 2, 2018. Retrieved October 2, 2018.

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