« Men’s Basketball 2009-10

Jon Scheyer

School

Duke University

Position
Guard
Major
History
PPG
18.6
RPG
3.6
APG
5.0

Classroom

Scheyer was a 2009 ACC Academic Honor Roll selection.

Character

Scheyer is an outstanding team player who has served as a team captain in two straight seasons (2008-09 and 2009-10).  He respects the fans of Duke basketball by signing autographs after games and out in public.  Scheyer is a strong representative of sportsmanship, never saying anything bad about opponents and congratulating opponents on their play after wins or losses.

Community

Scheyer has made several trips to the Duke Children’s Hospital to talk to kids during his first three years at Duke.  He is very active in the Read with the Blue Devils program, going to elementary schools to read to kids and encourage the importance of reading and getting a good education.  In addition, Scheyer was a guest speaker at Durham School Days, talking with kids about making good choices in day-to-day life in front of 300 local eighth grade students.  He has also worked at local basketball camps during the summers.

Competition

Scheyer has played well for Duke this season as he finds his name on the mid-season list for the John R. Wooden Award. A Bob Cousy Award finalist for nation’s top point guard, Scheyer is averaging 13.0 points per game in 104 career games through his first three seasons at Duke.  He ranks 32nd on the Duke all-time list with 1,349 career points and is one of 59 players in school history with 1,000 career points.  Also, Scheyer is one of the top free throw shooters in the nation and ranks eighth in ACC history and third at Duke with a career free throw percentage of 85.4 percent.  He ranks 17th at Duke with 187 career made three point field goals, shooting 37.9 percent from long range in his career.  Scheyer also ranks 26th at Duke with 246 assists and 23rd with 143 career steals.  He has 76 career double-figure scoring games with 15 of those games being 20 or more point efforts.  Scheyer was named the ACC Tournament MVP on Duke’s 2009 ACC Championship team, averaging 21.7 points per game in the tournament.  He was an ACC All-Freshman team selection in 2006-07 and averaged 12.2 points per game in his first season at Duke.