Jonas Jerebko life and biography

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Jonas Jerebko biography

Date of birth : 1987-03-02
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Kinna, Sweden
Nationality : Swedish
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-05-02
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, forward for the Detroit Pistons, NBA Draft

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Jonas Jerebko is a Swedish professional basketball player. He is 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) tall in shoes and he weighs 232 pounds (105 kg). He plays at the power forward and small forward positions. 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.

Career history:

2005–2006 Marbo Basket (Sweden)
2006–2007 Plannja Basket (Sweden)
2007–2009 Angelico Biella (Italy)
2009–present Detroit Pistons


Has experience playing for Sweden’s Under-18, Under-20 and senior men’s national teams.

Career Averages/Milestones:
In 80 career NBA games has compiled averages of 9.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, 0.7 assists and 0.99 steals in 27.9 minutes per game.

2009-10 (Detroit):
Appeared in 80 games (73 starts) averaging 9.3 points (.481 FG, .313 3FG), 6.0 rebounds, 0.7 assists and 0.99 steals in 27.9 minutes per game…Among NBA rookie leaders ranked third in rebounds (6.0 rpg), fourth in blocks (0.36 bpg), fifth in minutes (27.9 mpg), eighth in steals (0.99 spg), 10th in scoring (9.3 ppg) and T18th in assists (0.7 apg)…Played in a team-high 80 games…His 73 games as a starter ranks second in franchise history amongst rookies behind Kelly Tripucka who started all 82 games during the 1981-82 season…Led the team in scoring five times and rebounds 14 times…Ranked second on the team in offensive rebounds (194) and defensive rebounds (284)…Scored 10-plus points 36 times and 20-plus points on three occasions…Grabbed 10-plus rebounds 11 times and tallied a team-high-tying seven double-doubles (Pistons 4-3 in those games)…Named to the NBA’s All-Rookie Second Team…Was named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for February averaging 10.2 points (.564 FG), 6.0 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 13 games…Became the fifth rookie in franchise history and the first second-round pick of the Pistons to win the Rookie of the Month award (Isiah Thomas, Kelly Tripucka, Grant Hill, Zeljko Rebraca)…Versus the L.A. Clippers (11/27) he and fellow rookie Austin Daye became the first pair of rookies to start a game for Detroit since Lindsey Hunter and Allan Houston vs. Philadelphia on April 24, 1994…Scored a career-high 22 points (8-11 FG, 4-4 3FG, 2-3 FT) with five rebounds and one assist in 34 minutes vs. L.A. Clippers (11/27)…Tallied a career-high 13 rebounds three times [at Milwaukee (2/9), at New York (3/3) and at Minnesota (4/14)]…Dished out a career-high four assists at Philadelphia (4/6) and blocked a career-high three shots vs. Houston (3/7)…Played a career-high 44 minutes in the season finale at Minnesota (4/14)…Was selected as a member of the Rookie Team as part of the 2010 T-Mobile Rookie Challenge and Youth Jam at NBA All-Star 2010 and scored six points with three rebounds...Scored in double-figures in a season-high four consecutive games twice during the season (12/4-12/10 and 2/10-2/19)…Grabbed double-digit rebounds a season-high three consecutive games (3/2-3/5)…In 35 games where he played 30-plus minutes, averaged 11.7 points (.462 FG, .344 3FG, .741 FT), 7.6 rebounds, 0.8 assists and 1.06 steals in 35.0 minutes per game…Averaged 10.2 points per game and shot 49.2% from the field in home games compared to 8.2 points per game and 46.8% from the field in road games…Recorded his best offensive months of the season in December and March, averaging 10.2 points in 15 games in each month…Missed the opening game of the season due to NBA suspension and DNP-CD once [vs. Oklahoma City (10/30)].


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.


Full name is Jonas Jerebko…His father, Chris, played basketball for Syracuse University from 1977-81 and played professional basketball in Europe…Active in the Detroit community, took part in the 2010 Pistons Cares Telethon by promoting the event during a series of morning radio interviews and helped raise over $405,000 for the Food Bank Council of Michigan…Also made appearances during the Pistons 2009 Community Relations Kick-Off Event where the club teamed with Samaritan’s Feet to distribute over 1,500 pairs of shoes to needy youngsters in Detroit as well as holiday food distribution events with Feed The Children during Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons…Also teamed with Austin Daye and DaJuan Summers for a special ticket section called “The Rooks” in which deserving youngsters in the Detroit Metro area could come and enjoy NBA basketball first hand at all home games…Is an avid hockey fan and enjoys spending time with Detroit Red Wings Swedish players Tomas Holmstrom, Henrik Zetterberg, Niklas Kronwall and Nicklas Lidstrom…Enjoys golf – a sport he played as a teenager growing up in Sweden.

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