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Oklahoma City Thunder | #16 | Guard-Forward











6'5" | 195lb | 24 years

Player Bio

Jerome was born in 1997 in New York City to parents Melanie Walker and Mark Jerome, both of whom played collegiate basketball. He also has two brothers and two sisters. Jerome attended all four years of high school at Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle, New York. He was named first-team All-Conference, All-Metropolitan and All-State after averaging 20.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists as a junior. He averaged 24.7 points as a senior before a hip injury cut his season short. Jerome attended Virginia for three years, where he majored in American studies. You can follow Jerome on Twitter (@tyjerome_) and Instagram (@tyjerome_). Jerome helped lead Virginia to the 2019 NCAA Tournament title. He had 16 points, eight assists and six rebounds in the championship game victory over Texas Tech. The New Rochelle, New York native was named to the 2019 NCAA All-Tournament Team. He also collected 2018-19 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Second Team honors. The Cavaliers guard led the ACC in assists -- both total (202) and per game (5.5) -- during the 18-19 season. He was also seventh in steals (57) in the 18-19 ACC season. Jerome announced that he would enter the 2019 NBA Draft after his junior year at Virginia. He was selected in the first round (24th) by the Philadelphia 76ers and subsequently traded to the Boston Celtics and the Phoenix Suns, respectively.