Jonathan James "Jon" Scheyer (born August 24, 1987) is an American-Israeli 6 ft 5 in (196 cm) professional basketball player. He plays shooting guard for Gran Canaria 2014 of the Spanish League in that competition. Scheyer led his high school team to an Illinois state basketball championship as a high school All American, and the 2009–10 Duke Blue Devils to the 2010 NCAA Basketball Championship as a college All American. He was a prolific high school scorer, and later an Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) leader in numerous statistical categories, ranging from free throw percentage and three point shots/game to assists/turnover ratio.
A high school All American, he once scored 21 points in a game's final 75 seconds of play in an attempt to spark a comeback. The 4th-leading scorer in Illinois high school history, he led his team to a state championship in 2005, and was named Illinois Mr. Basketball in 2006. He chose to attend Duke for college, for whom he moved from shooting guard to point guard towards the end of the 2008–09 season, and was the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2009 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament.
In his senior year in 2009–10 as Duke's captain, he led the team to ACC regular season and Tournament championships, and to the NCAA National Championship. He led the championship team in points per game, assists, free throw percentage, and steals per game. Scheyer was a 2010 consensus All-American (Second Team), a unanimous 2009–10 All-ACC First Team selection, and was named to the 2010 ACC All-Tournament First Team.
He played the most consecutive games in Duke history (144), shot the third-highest free throw percentage (.861), shot the third-most free throws (608), shot the fourth-most 3-pointers (297), and is ranked ninth in scoring (2,077 points). He holds the ACC single-season record for minutes (1,470; in 2009–10) and the Duke freshman free throw record (115), shares the Duke record for points off the bench in a game (27), and had the third-longest streak of consecutive free throws in Duke history (40). He was not drafted in the 2010 NBA Draft, was a 2010 Los Angeles Clippers training camp invitee but was waived in the team's reduction to its final roster, and in 2011 played shooting guard for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA D-League.
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