Meet Jon Scheyer, he is the Duke Blue Devils guard who recently celebrated along with his team their NCAA National Championship Title, but what do we know about this young athlete? Keep reading to know his biography plus take a look at Jon Scheyer’s photos and video below.
Jon was born in Northbrook, Illinois on August 24, 1987. His parents Laury and Jim Scheyer saw their third child’s basketball skills at a very young age. When he was just six years old he was already participating in National Tournaments. By the time he was in eighth grade he already had received a scholarship from Marquette.
And when Jon got to high school he was already a basketball figure at Glenbrook North High School, in his sophomore year he was named to First Team All State, being the only sophomore among seniors, but his coach David Weber could see Jon’s talent since the first time he saw him.
"I call him a combination of Larry Bird and ‘Pistol’ Pete (Maravich). He’s got the flair, the passing abilities. He’s got good size. He’s a rare player in this day and age." Coach Weber said about Jon.
But in his senior year he was already a star, he was named Illinois Mr. Basketball and Glenbrook North High School All American plus he was twice named the Gatorade State player of the year, plus he has the honor to be included in the 100 Legends of Illinois Basketball.
By the time college options were at his doors he was deciding between Wisconsin, Duke, Illinois and Arizona, he ended up with Illinois and Duke. On one hand Coach Weber’s brother was Illinois’ coach, he wasn’t too much into Duke, but former Glenbrook student Chris Collins, son of former NBA coach Doug Collins was an assistant coach at Duke, so in the end he went to Duke.
As part of the Duke Blue Devils and because he is Jewish, he earned the nickname “Jewish Jordan” who in his sophomore year he was not a starter, but did play for more than 30 games. The next season he switched from shooting guard to point guard, plus he was named captain along with two other players and again the next season with Devils’ forward Lance Thomas. This season he was winning some of the best players’ awards in basketball like when he was named ACC player of the Week, received the NABC Senior Achievement of the year, Wooden All American Award and AP All America Second Team.
And just recently Jon, along with his Duke Blue Devils teammates won the 2010 NCAA National Championships defeating Butler 61-59, which probably explains why he was so excited with Duke’s good play he posted his phone number on Twitter. I wonder how many calls he might be getting.
Take a look at Jon Scheyer’s photos and video below.
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