Jerome Dyson

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Jerome Dyson
No. 2 – Hapoel Jerusalem
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
League Israeli Premier League
Personal information
Born (1987-05-01) May 1, 1987 (age 29)
Rockville, Maryland
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school Proctor Academy
(Andover, New Hampshire)
College Connecticut (2006–2010)
NBA draft 2010 / Undrafted
Playing career 2010–present
Career history
2010–2012 Tulsa 66ers
2012 New Orleans Hornets
2012–2013 Hapoel Holon
2013–2014 Enel Brindisi
2014–2015 Dinamo Sassari
2015–2016 Auxilium CUS Torino
2016–present Hapoel Jerusalem
Career highlights and awards

Jerome Clifton Dyson (born May 1, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for Hapoel Jerusalem of the Israeli Premier League. He played college basketball with the University of Connecticut Huskies.

Early life and college[edit]

Dyson grew up in Potomac, Maryland's Scotland neighborhood.[1] 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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]

Professional career[edit]

2010–11 season[edit]

Dyson went undrafted in the 2010 NBA Draft and played with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Oklahoma City Thunder during the 2010 summer league and 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.[4][5] 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.[5]

2011–12 season[edit]

On December 9, Dyson was among nine players added to the training camp roster of the New Orleans Hornets.[6] 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.[7] 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.[8]

2012–13 season[edit]

On July 27, 2012, Dyson was traded to the Phoenix Suns in a three-team deal.[9] He was waived by the Suns on August 15, 2012.[10] Later that year, he signed a one-year deal with Hapoel Holon to play in Israel.[11]

2013–14 season[edit]

Dyson played with the Charlotte Bobcats during the 2013 NBA Summer League. After the summer league ended, he signed a one-year deal with Enel Brindisi to play in Italy.[12]

2014–15 season[edit]

On July 10, 2014, he signed with the Italian Euroleague team Dinamo Sassari for the 2014–15 season.[13] Here, he won the Italian SuperCup, the Italian Cup and the Italian Championship,in a seven games series against Pallacanestro Reggiana

2015–16 season[edit]

On November 23, 2015, he signed with the Italian League team Auxilium CUS Torino for the rest of the season.[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.

2014–15 Sassari 10 10 23.9 .353 .289 .531 2.5 3.0 1.7 .1 10.2 5.9
Career 10 10 23.9 .353 .289 .531 2.5 3.0 1.7 .1 10.2 5.9


2011–12 New Orleans 9 1 20.0 .396 .125 .778 2.1 2.0 1.2 .2 7.4
Career 9 1 20.0 .396 .125 .778 2.1 2.0 1.2 .2 7.4


Dyson's mother, Julie, is a pastor at the Immanuel Church of God in Germantown, Maryland.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Giannotto, Mark (January 9, 2010). "Connecticut's Jerome Dyson is proud to be from Scotland". The Washington Post. Retrieved 19 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Katz, Andy (February 9, 2009). "Connecticut's Dyson could be out for year with torn lateral meniscus". Retrieved 19 December 2011. 
  3. ^ DeCourcy, Mike (March 10, 2010). "Sporting News college basketball Comeback Player of the Year: Jerome Dyson, Connecticut". Sporting News. Retrieved 19 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "NBA Development League: Jerome Dyson Playerfile". National Basketball Association. Retrieved 17 December 2011. 
  5. ^ a b Henry, Kevin (November 16, 2011). "66ers' Jerome Dyson takes on leadership role". Tulsa World. Retrieved 17 December 2011. 
  6. ^ Rogers, Dennis. "Hornets Add Nine Players To Camp Roster". Retrieved 17 December 2011. 
  7. ^ "HORNETS SIGN JEROME DYSON TO 10-DAY CONTRACT". April 10, 2012. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  8. ^
  9. ^ "HORNETS ACQUIRE LOPEZ AND WARRICK FROM PHOENIX". July 27, 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  10. ^ Suns Sign Jermaine O'Neal
  11. ^ חולון מפסידה לירושלים
  12. ^ "Enel Brindisi announced Jerome Dyson". August 19, 2013. Retrieved July 10, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Dinamo Sassari announces Jerome Dyson". July 10, 2014. Retrieved July 10, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Manital Torino announces Jerome Dyson". November 23, 2015. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 

External links[edit]

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