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Jermareo Davidson
Jermareo Davidson cropped.jpg
Darüşşafaka Cooper Tires  – No. 33
Power Forward/Center
Born November 15, 1984 (1984-11-15) (age 25)
Atlanta, Georgia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 230 lb (104 kg)
League Turkish Basketball League
High school Joseph Wheeler High School
College Alabama
Draft 2nd round, (36th overall), 2007
Golden State Warriors
Pro career 2007–present
Former teams Charlotte Bobcats (2007–08)
Sioux Falls Skyforce (2008)
Idaho Stampede (2008–09)
Golden State Warriors (2008-09)

Jermareo Davidson (born November 15, 1984, in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American basketball player who currently plays in Turkey for Darüşşafaka Cooper Tires. He was previously with the Idaho Stampede of the NBA Development League by whom he was selected 3rd overall in the 2008 D-League Draft.[1] A second-year pro, he spent the 2007–08 NBA season with the Charlotte Bobcats. He played power forward for the Alabama Crimson Tide men's basketball team. Along with Ronald Steele, they provided one of the best 1–2 punches in college basketball.

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High school

He attended Joseph Wheeler High School, where his team won back-to-back state titles. He posted career highs of 34 points, 15 rebounds, and 14 blocks, as well as setting school records for total rebounds and blocks.

College

Davidson averaged nearly a double-double per game in this his senior year at the University of Alabama.[2] After his junior year, Davidson tested the waters of the NBA Draft. However, he pulled his name out of the draft and decided to return to college for his senior year.

During his senior year, Davidson experienced much sorrow when his girlfriend and fellow student at Alabama Nicole Murphy died in a car accident on November 12, 2006.[3] Davidson and Murphy were driving to an Atlanta hospital to visit Davidson's brother, Dewayne Watkins, who had suffered critical injuries from a gunshot.[4] Murphy, who was driving the vehicle, lost control of the car and was ejected in the ensuing crash. She died the following morning.[4] Davidson suffered no serious injuries in the accident.

Davidson went through even more personal tragedy when his brother, Dewayne Watkins, died of his critical injuries suffered on December 20, 2006.[4] The news came shortly after the Crimson Tide's win over NC State.

Professional

Davidson was selected by the Golden State Warriors with the 36th pick of the 2007 NBA Draft. However, he was traded the same day as part of a deal that sent him and Jason Richardson from the Warriors to the Charlotte Bobcats in exchange for Brandan Wright, whom the Bobcats had selected with the eighth pick in the draft.

Davidson was named to the NBA 2007 Summer League All-Pro Second Team along with teammate Jared Dudley.

On July 26, 2007, Davidson was signed to a two-year deal by the Charlotte Bobcats.[5]

On October 27, 2008, he was released by the Bobcats.[6]

On January 5, 2009, he was signed to a 10-day contract with the Golden State Warriors.[7] DeMarcus Nelson was waived to make room for Davidson. Prior to the signing, Davidson was with the NBA Developmental League's Idaho Stampede, with whom he was averaging 16.1 points and 10.8 rebounds in 15 games.

On January 15, he was signed to a second 10-day contract[8] and on January 25, he was signed for the rest of the season.[9]

On June 30, the Warriors announced that he would play for their 2009 NBA Summer League team in Las Vegas[10]

After putting up disappointing numbers in the 2009 NBA Summer League, the Warriors waived Davidson on July 27, 2009.

He signed a contract with the Turkish Basketball League team Darüşşafaka Cooper Tires on October 1, 2009.

Awards

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007–08 Charlotte 38 2 8.5 .408 .000 .643 1.6 .3 .2 .4 3.2
2008–09 Golden State 14 0 7.9 .486 .000 .471 2.4 .1 .1 .2 3.0
Career 52 2 8.3 .425 .000 .578 1.8 .3 .2 .3 3.1

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