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Jon Scheyer
PG/SG - 6'5, 190lbs - 36 years old - 0 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2013 season
  • Birthdate: 08/24/1987
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2010
  • Pre-draft team: Duke
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
27th September, 2010NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with L.A. Clippers.
9th October, 2010NBAWaived by L.A. Clippers.
17th February, 2011D-LeagueAcquired by Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
19th June, 2011IsraelSigned a two year contract with Maccabi Tel-Aviv.
19th March, 2012IsraelLeft Maccabi Tel-Aviv.
18th August, 2012SpainSigned a one year contract with Gran Canaria.
Career Moves
2006 - 2010Duke (NCAA)
July 2010Miami Heat (Summer League)
September 2010 - October 2010L.A. Clippers (NBA)
February 2011 - June 2011Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)
June 2011 - March 2012Maccabi Tel-Aviv (Israel)
July 2012Philadelphia 76ers (Summer League)
August 2012 - June 2013Gran Canaria (Spain)
Articles about Jon Scheyer

March 24, 2011

(Incidentally, it was Joe Ingles who inadvertently poked Jon Scheyer in the eye during summer league that largely ended Scheyer's first professional season before it started. Scheyer is finally back playing, and playing well, averaging 15/4/4 for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. But he has Ingles to thank for it coming to this. Some bonus trivia there.)

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January 5, 2011

Jon Scheyer - Since leaving Duke, very little has happened for Scheyer. He was not drafted, he got injured in summer league, he barely played, and he has not signed elsewhere since. Israeli offers have always been there - as a Jew, citizenship could easily be obtained - and the D-League remains an option. As it is, however, he's taken none. The freak eye injury he suffered in summer league was rather serious, and required surgery, but he is back working out and is hopefully now beyond it.

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October 6, 2010

Contrary to the widely reported story (originally emanating from here) that the Jazz would sign Jon Scheyer for training camp, they didn't. After signing Earl Watson to a guaranteed deal, Scheyer and his representatives decided against signing there, knowing that the chances of him making the team had been severely crippled.

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October 1, 2010

Scheyer's media day photo suggests that he's even smaller than he was before his eye injury, and he'll never have physical tools on his side. But he's so efficient that he should be able to overcome that, if only in a Chris Quinn-type role.

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July 30, 2010

Jon Scheyer - Scheyer might get make the NBA, Scheyer might not make the NBA. Whichever it is, Scheyer is a fine shooter and an incredibly mistake-free point guard, who keeps the ball moving without turning it over. He's also really, really, really efficient, as both a passer and a scorer. And if you believe Mike Shasheffski, he "only wants to win." Not like those other players, some of who want to lose. Curse those other players. Curse their souls.

If it all comes down to Scheyer's physical limitations and his little stumpy arms, then OK. I certainly don't fancy his chances of defending NBA guards either, not at point guard nor shooting guard. But Scheyer proved his ability this season as an amazingly efficient point guard, controlling the tempo and never making mistakes, milking the pick and roll and effective in transition while able to hit the shots of his own. Admittedly, he was born to play in Israel, and probably will do if he doesn't make an NBA roster (Maccabi Tel-Aviv have a thee year deal for him that he will accept if he doesn't make the NBA, and Virtos Bologna are also adter him.) But that doesn't mean he's not NBA material. Even if it's not as a backup point guard, there's surely a J.J. Redick-like role for him somewhere. Not all shooters need to be like Eddie House.

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