Jerome in February 2019
|No. 11 – Virginia Cavaliers|
|League||Atlantic Coast Conference|
|Born||July 7, 1997|
New York City, New York
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||195 lb (88 kg)|
|High school||Iona Prep|
(New Rochelle, New York)
|Career highlights and awards|
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. Jerome's senior season was cut short due to a hip injury. On September 2, 2014, Jerome committed to playing college basketball at the University of Virginia.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||Commit date|
|New Rochelle, NY||Iona Prep||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)||180 lb (82 kg)||September 2, 2014|
|Recruiting star ratings: Scout: Rivals: 247Sports: ESPN: ESPN grade: 87|
|Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 51 Rivals: 53 247Sports: 44 ESPN: 43|
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. 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. 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, where he is a projected late first-round pick.
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Jerome's parents are Mark Jerome and Melanie Walker. He has two brothers and two sisters. Jerome is majoring in American Studies.
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- Mike Barber (April 15, 2019). "UVA basketball star Ty Jerome will leave school early for the NBA Draft". Richmond Times-Dispatch.
- Allen, Scott (April 15, 2019). "Virginia's Ty Jerome and De'Andre Hunter will sign with agents and enter the NBA draft". Washington Post.