Jerebko with the Pistons in 2009
|No. 8 – Boston Celtics|
|Position||Power forward / Small forward|
March 2, 1987 |
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||231 lb (105 kg)|
|NBA draft||2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 39th overall|
|Selected by the Detroit Pistons|
|2005–2006||Borås Basket (Sweden)|
|2006–2007||Plannja Basket (Sweden)|
|2007–2009||Angelico Biella (Italy)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Jonas Jerebko (born March 2, 1987) is a Swedish professional basketball player who currently plays for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) tall and he weighs 231 pounds (105 kg). He was selected in the second round of the 2009 NBA draft by the Detroit Pistons, becoming the second Swedish-born basketball player to be selected in the NBA draft.
Jerebko is the son of former Syracuse forward Chris Jerebko, a Russian American who played professionally in Sweden with the Boras Marbo club for five seasons before settling in that country. In 2005, he signed a letter of intent to play U.S. college basketball for the University at Buffalo in his father's hometown. However, he decided to give up his scholarship in favor of a professional career.
Jerebko began his career playing with the Swedish club Marbo Basket in the 2005–06 season of the second tier (BasketEttan) and in the 2006–07 season he moved to the reigning Swedish champion team Plannja Basket in Sweden's premier league, where he also won a Swedish championship. He then moved to the Italian League club Angelico Biella in 2007.
Jerebko declared for the 2008 NBA draft, but later withdrew, stating that he wanted to spend one more year in the Italian League to gain more experience before entering the NBA. Former college coach and current ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla considered Jerebko one of the top five European prospects in the 2009 NBA draft. He was selected as a second round pick in the 2009 NBA draft, 39th overall by the Detroit Pistons. He is the second Swedish national player to be selected in the NBA, after the Swedish-born American Miles Simon, although Joakim Noah has a Swedish mother, and Maciej Lampe and Damir Markota are naturalized Swedish citizens. In August 2009, he signed a two-year contract with the Pistons. His career in the NBA got off to a rough-and-tumble start; in a preseason game, Jerebko was accused of punching NBA veteran Jamaal Magloire in the face. Both players were suspended one regular season game for an ensuing fight. Jerebko's hustle and determination made him a fan favorite, and the Pistons promotional department began handing out Viking helmets and bandanas to fans in "Jerebko Row" for each point scored by Jerebko.
On October 5, 2010, he strained his right Achilles' tendon in a preseason game against the Miami Heat and subsequently missed the entire 2010–11 season.
On December 9, 2011, Jerebko re-signed with the Pistons on 4-year, $18 million deal.
On July 9, 2015, Jerebko re-signed with the Celtics.
NBA career statistics
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- Heat Check
- "Pistons Re-Sign Forward Jonas Jerebko". NBA.com. 2011-12-09. Retrieved 2013-02-19.
- "Celtics Acquire Thomas From Phoenix". NBA.com. February 19, 2015. Retrieved February 19, 2015.
- "Boston Celtics Resign Jonas Jerebko". NBA.com. July 9, 2015. Retrieved July 10, 2015.
- JONAS JEREBKO (SWEDEN)