Jon Scheyer is a retired professional basketball player and coach from the United States. Furthermore, Jon Scheyer is the head coach of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Duke Blue Devils (ACC).
|Full Name:||Jon Scheyer|
|Born Date:||24 Aug 1987|
|Profession:||Basketball coach, former basketball player|
|Height:||6 feet 6 inches (1.98m)|
|Married Date:||May 1, 2017|
|Net Worth||$1million-$5 million|
|Birth Place||Northbrook, Illinois|
Jon Scheyer Biography
Jonathan James Scheyer, better known as Jon Scheyer, was born on August 24, 1987, in Northbrook, Illinois, United States. He is 34 years old and of Israeli-American nationality, according to his birth date. Furthermore, this former player was born under the sign of Virgo and is of mixed ethnicity.
Jon Scheyer is the son of Jim and Laury Scheyer (mother). This man was raised in a Jewish family.
Jon Scheyer Height And Weight
This former basketball player and coach is 6 feet 5 inches tall and weighs approximately 86 kilograms. Furthermore, this man has grey eyes and blonde hair, and there is no information about his other physical characteristics.
Jon Scheyer With His Mother (Source: Pinterest)
Jon Scheyer Education And Early Life
In terms of his academic career, he attended Glenbrook North High School, where he led the Spartans to an Illinois High School Association Class AA state basketball championship as a junior, a third-place finish as a freshman in 2003, and three Elite Eight appearances in the state playoffs from 2003 to 2006.
He is known as the “Jewish Jordan,” and the Spartans’ state championship basketball team is the only one in history to have an all-Jewish starting lineup.
Moreover, he later attended Glenbrook North High School. He once scored 21 points in the final 75 seconds of a game in an attempt to spark a comeback. He finished fourth all-time in Illinois high school scoring and coached his team to a state championship in 2005. Furthermore, he was named Mr. Basketball for Illinois in 2006.
He chose to play for Duke University (2006-10). During the 2009-10 season, he was Duke’s captain and led the team to the NCAA National Championship, as well as the ACC regular season and tournament titles. He finished ninth in scoring and had the most consecutive games played in Duke history.
Jon Scheyer Professional Career
Jon Scheyer is a basketball coach and former professional player. He was not selected in the 2010 NBA Draft. Furthermore, he did, however, play in the 2010 Miami Heat Las Vegas Summer League, but while on the team in July, he was poked in the eye by Golden State’s Joe Ingles, resulting in a permanent injury to his right eye. He not only injured his optic nerve, but he also tore his retina, which had to be surgically repaired.
In 2010, he was invited to the Los Angeles Clippers training camp but was released when the team’s final roster was determined. In addition, in 2011, he played shooting guard for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA D-League. He also spent time with Maccabi Tel Aviv (2011-12) and Gran Canaria (2012-13).
Jon Scheyer joined the Duke men’s basketball coaching staff as a special assistant after assistant coach Chris Collins resigned in April 2013. On April 18, 2014, he was promoted to full-time assistant coach after Steve Wojciechowski left the team.
Jon and Nate James were promoted to Co-Associate Head Coach after Associate Head Coach Jeff Capel resigned at the end of the 2018 season. On January 6, 2021, he took over as acting head coach during Duke’s 83-82 victory over Boston College, replacing Krzyzewski, who was unable to play due to being placed in isolation after contracting COVID-19.
On June 2, 2021, it was announced that Jon Scheyer would take over as Duke’s basketball coach after Mike Krzyzewski retires at the end of the 2021-22 season. After retiring, Krzyzewski officially took over as head coach in April 2022.
Jon Scheyer Awards
He has received numerous awards and honors during his playing and coaching careers. NCAA champion (2010), consensus second-team All-American (2010), first-team All-ACC (2010), ACC All-Freshman team (2007), ACC Tournament MVP (2009), McDonald’s All-American (2006).
Other highlights and awards during his playing career include being named First-Team Parade All-American (2006), Fourth-Team Parade All-American (2005), and Illinois Mr. Basketball (2006). As an assistant coach, he won the NCAA Championship (2015) and the ACC Tournament twice (2017, 2019).
Jon Scheyer’s Net Worth
As of now, this basketball coach has not made public his net worth, salary, or income. According to some online media, he is worth between $1 million and $5 million as of October 2023.
Jon Scheyer Wife, Marriage
In May 2017, Jon Scheyer married his long-term girlfriend, Marcelle Provincial. The couple has two children, Noa and Jett, from their marriage. The family is living a lavish and happy life. This basketball coach is not currently embroiled in any controversy or rumors.