Ty Jerome

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Ty Jerome
TY JEROME (cropped).jpg
Jerome in February 2019
No. 11 – Virginia Cavaliers
PositionPoint guard
LeagueAtlantic Coast Conference
Personal information
Born (1997-07-07) July 7, 1997 (age 21)
New York City, New York
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolIona Prep
(New Rochelle, New York)
CollegeVirginia (2016–2019)
Career highlights and awards

Ty Jeremy Jerome (born July 7, 1997) is an American college basketball player for the Virginia Cavaliers of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

Early years[edit]

Jerome attended Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle, New York and was a four-year varsity player. After his junior season at Iona Prep, he was named first-team All-Conference, All-Metropolitan, and All-State.[1] Jerome's senior season was cut short due to a hip injury.[2] On September 2, 2014, Jerome committed to playing college basketball at the University of Virginia.[3]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Ty Jerome
New Rochelle, NY Iona Prep 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 180 lb (82 kg) September 2, 2014[3] 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 87
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 51   Rivals: 53  247Sports: 44  ESPN: 43
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


  • "Virginia 2016 Basketball Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  • "2016 Virginia Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  • "2016 Player Commits". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  • "2016 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved February 9, 2019.

College career[edit]

During his freshman year at Virginia, Jerome was the backup point guard to London Perrantes. Coming off the bench, he averaged 4.3 points, 1.6 rebounds, and 1.5 assists.

Jerome took over as the Cavaliers' starting point guard his sophomore year. On December 30, 2017, he put up a career-high 31 points against Boston College. His play during the season earned him a spot on the All-ACC Third Team.

Prior to the 2018-2019 season, Jerome to the pre-season all-ACC Second Team.[4] On February 4, 2019, Jerome was named as one of the ten finalists for the Bob Cousy Award, recognizing the nation's top college point guard. He is also listed in most mock drafts as an early second-round pick in the 2019 NBA draft.[5] Jerome averaged 13.6 points per game and 5.5 assists per game, helping lead Virginia to another #1 seed in the 2019 NCAA Tournament. Virginia would win the 2019 Championship game 85-77 behind Jerome's 16 points, 8 assists, and 6 rebounds.

At the conclusion of the season, Jerome announced his intention to forgo his final season of collegiate eligibility and declare for the 2019 NBA Draft while hiring an agent[6], where he is a projected late first-round pick[7].

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  Bold  Career high


2016–17 Virginia 34 5 13.9 .473 .397 .778 1.6 1.5 .4 .1 4.3
2017–18 Virginia 34 34 30.8 .421 .379 .905 3.1 3.9 1.6 .0 10.6
2018–19 Virginia 37 37 33.9 .435 .399 .736 4.2 5.5 1.5 .0 13.6
Career 105 76 26.4 .435 .392 .788 3.0 3.7 1.2 .0 9.6

Personal life[edit]

Jerome's parents are Mark Jerome and Melanie Walker. He has two brothers and two sisters. Jerome is majoring in American Studies.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Virginia Cavaliers Bio". virginiasports.com. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  2. ^ Santos, Dylan (January 16, 2016). "Ty Jerome of Iona Prep, a Virginia signee, to miss rest of HS season because of pending hip surgery". nydailynews.com. New York Daily News. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "New York combo guard commits to Cavaliers". DailyProgress.com. September 2, 2014. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  4. ^ "DUKE TOPS ACC BASKETBALL PRESEASON MEDIA POLL". theACC.com. October 25, 2018. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  5. ^ Darney, Caroline (February 5, 2019). "Ty Jerome named a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award". streakingthelawn.com. Vox Media, Inc. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  6. ^ Mike Barber (April 15, 2019). "UVA basketball star Ty Jerome will leave school early for the NBA Draft". Richmond Times-Dispatch.
  7. ^ Allen, Scott (April 15, 2019). "Virginia's Ty Jerome and De'Andre Hunter will sign with agents and enter the NBA draft". Washington Post.

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