Get to Know: Ty Jerome

He was a Cavalier in college, winning a national championship while at the University of Virginia, now he is a Cavalier in the NBA, entering his fifth season as a pro. How well do you know the guard?

Answers at bottom of page.

1.) Which team originally drafted Ty Jerome in 2019?

A.) Phoenix Suns

B.) Philadelphia 76ers

C.) Minnesota Timberwolves

D.) Chicago Bulls

2.) During his freshman season at Virginia, Ty Jerome was the backup to this player, who had a brief stint with the Cavaliers? 

A.) Kay Felder

B.) Jordan McRae

C.) London Perrantes

D.) Matt Mooney

3.) Against which opponent did Ty Jerome score his season-high point total (22 points on 9-of-13 shooting, including 3-of-4 from deep) last season? 

A.) Memphis Grizzlies

B.) Los Angeles Lakers

C.) Los Angeles Clippers

D.) Cleveland Cavaliers

4.) Ty Jerome attended Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle, New York. Which person listed below is NOT a fellow Iona Prep alumni?

A.) Former Browns linebacker, Dick Ambrose

B.) Bret Easton Ellis, author of “Less Than Zero” and “American Psycho”

C.) Frank Abagnale, whose life was portrayed in the film “Catch Me If You Can”

D.) Don McLean, who wrote and performed the song “American Pie” 

5.) Four of the five starters from Virginia’s 2019 Championship team – Ty Jerome, Mamadi Diakite, De’Andre Hunter and Kyle Guy – went on to play in the NBA. Can you name the fifth starter from that team (who did not play in the NBA)? 

A.) Jack Salt

B.) Braxton Key

C.) Jay Huff

D.) Kihei Clark

6.) Ty Jerome was traded twice – once on Draft night, then again less than a month later – by the Boston Celtics to the Phoenix Suns. Jerome’s college coach – Tony Bennett – recruited both him and the player he was traded to Phoenix with. Who is he? 

A.) Frank Kaminski

B.) Semi Ojeleye

C.) Aron Baynes 

D.) De’Anthony Melton

7.) Ty Jerome wore uniform No. 11 in college at Virginia, wore No. 10 with the Suns and Warriors and No. 16 with the Thunder. What uniform number will he wear with the Wine and Gold?

A.) 99

B.) 0

C.) 2

D.) 21

8.) Ty Jerome was part of the Suns’ blockbuster deal to acquire Chris Paul in 2020. Phoenix sent Abdel Nader and CP3 to Oklahoma City in exchange for Jerome, Kelly Oubre Jr., Jalen Lecque, a 2022 First Round pick and which other player?

A.) Cameron Payne

B.) Marquis Chriss

C.) Ricky Rubio 

D.) David Nwaba

9.) With at least 40 games played last year, which category did Ty Jerome lead Golden State in last season – also a personal career-high? 

A.) Plus/Minus

B.) Free throw shooting percentage

C.) Assist-to-turnover ratio

D.) Three-point shooting percentage

10.) Ty Jerome and Mamadi Diakite each won the 2019 NCAA National Championship with Virginia. Who is the only other current Cavalier to have even reached the title game? 

A.) Georges Niang

B.) Dean Wade

C.) Caris LeVert

D.) Donovan Mitchell

Answers: B, C, D, B, D, C, C, C, B, C