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Othyus Jeffers
SG/SF - 6'5, 210lbs - 38 years old - 3 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2016 season
  • Birthdate: 08/15/1985
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2008
  • Pre-draft team: Robert Morris (NAIA)
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
23rd September, 2008CBADrafted 15th overall in the 2008 CBA Draft by Minot Skyrockets.
7th November, 2008D-LeagueDrafted 46th overall in the 2008 D-League Draft by Iowa Energy.
29th July, 2009ItalySigned a one year contract with Cantu.
28th December, 2009ItalyReleased by Cantu.
9th January, 2010D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Iowa Energy.
4th March, 2010NBASigned a 10 day contract with Utah.
14th March, 2010NBASigned a second 10 day contract with Utah.
24th March, 2010NBASigned a partially guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2011 with Utah.
21st October, 2010NBAWaived by Utah.
30th October, 2010D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Iowa Energy.
4th March, 2011NBASigned a 10 day contract with San Antonio.
14th March, 2011D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Iowa Energy.
17th March, 2011NBASigned a 10 day contract with Washington.
27th March, 2011NBASigned a second 10 day contract with Washington.
6th April, 2011NBASigned a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Washington.
28th September, 2012NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Phoenix.
17th October, 2012NBAWaived by Phoenix.
31st October, 2012D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Iowa Energy.
23rd September, 2013NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Minnesota.
25th October, 2013NBAWaived by Minnesota.
1st November, 2013D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Iowa Energy.
24th January, 2014NBASigned a 10 day contract with San Antonio.
1st February, 2014NBASan Antonio terminated 10 day contract early.
6th February, 2014D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Iowa Energy.
8th April, 2014NBASigned a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Minnesota.
1st May, 2014PhilippinesSigned for the duration of the Governor's Cup with Talk'N'Text Tropang Texters.
28th May, 2014PhilippinesReleased by Talk'N'Text Tropang Texters.
4th January, 2016PhilippinesSigned for the duration of both the Commissioner's Cup and the Governor's Cup with Barangay San Miguel Ginebra Kings.
4th June, 2016PhilippinesReleased by Barangay San Miguel Ginebra Kings.
Career Moves
2003 - 2004Los Angeles Southwest CC (Junior College)
2004 - 2007Illinois-Chicago (NCAA)
2007 - 2008Robert Morris (NAIA)
November 2008 - June 2009Iowa Energy (D-League)
July 2009D-League Select (D-League)
July 2009 - December 2009Cantu (Italy)
January 2010 - March 2010Iowa Energy (D-League)
March 2010 - October 2010Utah Jazz (NBA)
October 2010 - March 2011Iowa Energy (D-League)
March 2011San Antonio Spurs (NBA)
March 2011Iowa Energy (D-League)
March 2011 - June 2011Washington Wizards (NBA)
September 2012 - October 2012Phoenix Suns (NBA)
October 2012 - June 2013Iowa Energy (D-League)
July 2013Minnesota Timberwolves (Summer League)
September 2013 - October 2013Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
November 2013 - January 2014Iowa Energy (D-League)
January 2014 - February 2014San Antonio Spurs (NBA)
February 2014 - April 2014Iowa Energy (D-League)
April 2014 - May 2014Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
May 2014Talk'N'Text Tropang Texters (Philippines)
July 2015Minnesota Timberwolves (Summer League)
January 2016 - June 2016Barangay Ginebra (Philippines)
Articles about Othyus Jeffers

December 13, 2013

Othyus Jeffers - After an unsuccessful camp stay with the Jazz, Jeffers is back for his fifth season with the Iowa Energy, and is off to a flying start. Averaging 25.5 points, 11.3 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 2.2 steals, Jeffers has been the best wing player in the D-League so far, one of the best defenders and a scrappy yet effective offensive player. He is deserving of a greater NBA opportunity than he has had to date.

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January 5, 2011

Othyus Jeffers - Jeffers was waived by the Jazz in camp, and returned to the D-League. He is averaging 19.4 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.8 steals per game, improving his numbers from last year. However, his shooting percentage is down to 44% from 54% two years ago, and while he's taking more threes than before, he's hitting only 20% of them. His turnovers are also up to 3.2 per game, the side effect of increased offensive responsibility. But in spite of his subpar jumpshot, Jeffers gets to the line, defends in a slightly gambly way, rebounds very well from the wing, and has NBA size.

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October 6, 2010

Evans, Jeffers and Gaines were covered in the Jazz summer league round-up from back in July. Jeffers averaged 7.6 points and 3.6 rebounds per game in the tournament, while getting to the foul line a ton; however, Gaines struggled, averaging 8.6 points on 37% shooting and turning it over 2.6 times a game compared to only 3.0apg. Evans, though, impressed in his limited minutes. Playing behind James Augustine for no real reason, Evans averaged 5.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 0.8 blocks in only 16 minutes per game, impressing the Jazz staff with his defense whilst doing enough offensively. Some more rebounds would have been nice, yet Evans won enough hearts to all but secure his place on the team, in ways not really reflected in the stat sheet. Utah's decision to pick him in the second round was highly surprisingly and easily questionable, yet now looks thoroughly validated.

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July 2, 2010

Othyus Jeffers

Jeffers too is already signed through 2010-11, although his deal has absolutely no guarantee dates. He has enjoyed quite the crescendo over the last two seasons, going from being a star in the NAIA at Robert Morris Chicago (not to be confused with Robert Morris University in the Northeast Conference) to becoming a star role player in the D-League (ranking fourth in PER at 21.4). He started last year with Cantu in Italy's Serie A, averaging 9.3ppg, 5.8rpg and 2.7spg in 9 games, before returning to the D-League with the Iowa Energy. He averaged 15/7 for the extremely deep Energy roster, and the Jazz called him up from there. Jeffers can't shoot three pointers, which is less than ideal at 6'4, but he can do pretty much everything else. Maybe he'll work out better than Kirk Snyder did.

Othyus Jeffers fact - Othyus Jeffers was once shot in the leg protecting his sister from an abusive boyfriend. Noble.

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