Ty Jerome Bio : Early Life, Family, Basketball & Girlfriend

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Ty Jerome is renowned for bringing cheerfulness, a host of skills, and an attitude to professional basketball.

When we talk about current NBA players who are winning millions of hearts with their skills, Ty Jeremy Jerome is one of them.

Jerome is an American professional basketball player marked as undoubtedly the best young basketball player in the nation.

In just a couple of years of his professional career, the young and talented player is always in the limelight with his smartness, facilitating points, and score in the match.

Ty is best known as an American college basketball player for the Virginian Cavaliers of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

Moreover, in the NBA, he played as a professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns. Also, Jerome is affiliated with Oklahoma City Thunder.

Ty Jerome

This article will discuss his early life, education, career, achievements, and many more. But before this, let’s enter to know some of the quick facts about him.

Quick Facts about Ty Jerome

Full Name Ty Jeremy Jerome
Date of Birth July 8, 1997
Birthplace New York City, New York
Nick Name N/A
Religion Unknown
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Education Iona Preparatory School

The University of Virginia

Horoscope Cancer
Father’s Name Mark Jerome
Mother’s Name Melanie Jerome
Siblings Yes
Age 26 Years Old
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight 195 lbs (88 kg)
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown
Sexual Orientation Straight
Build Athletic
Profession Basketball Player
Active Years 2019- Present
Affiliation NBA
Marital Status Single
Girlfriend Alex Marquis
Kids No
Net Worth N/A
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch Poster

Ty Jerome – Early Life, Family, and Education

Ty Jerome was born on 8 July 1997 somewhere in New Rochelle, New York. He is the son of proud parents Mark Jerome and Melanie Walker.

Jerome spent his childhood in New Rochelle along with four of his siblings, creating beautiful memories. He has two brothers, namely Kobe Jerome, John Recupero, and sisters, namely Maya Recupero, Olivia Jerome.

Jerome (left) with Brother Kobe
Jerome (left) with Brother Kobe

From an early age, Ty showed a keen interest and passion for basketball. Moreover, he considers his parents as a great inspiration to play basketball professionally.

From the very early ages, Ty Jerome was greatly inspired by his father. He has always been following the footsteps shown by his father in every journey of his life.

Even his coach Benette once said – his father has well-raised Jerome to complete any of the tasks.

Talking about his academic records, Jerome joined Iona Prepatory School at New Rochelle, New York. He joined the school basketball team in his schooling days and began his basketball career as a junior player.

After that, he attended the University of Virginia to continue his study and basketball career. Ty also got a scholarship for playing basketball on the college team.

Ty Jerome; Age, Height, and Physical Appearance

As of recent, the athlete is 26 years old under sun-sign Cancer. People with Cancer sun-sign are believed to be emotional, sensitive, and care deeply about family and professional careers. Ty somehow matches with the character.

The basketball player has an athletic build with a bright face and a young personality. At present, he has a whopping height of 6 feet and 5 inches (1.96 m), which makes him quite tall compared to an average human.

In the same way, with a bodyweight of 88 kgs(195 lbs), he engages himself in an intense workout routine to maintain his athletic frame.

Close up Look of Jerome
Close up Look of Jerome

Jerome has a stunning body appearance among other players of his age, very strict with his physical fitness and diet. His looks are incomplete without shiny brown hair and brown pairs of eyes.

Unfortunately, Ty’s body measurements are still unknown to the public. Despite much research and study, we cannot find some information on young Jerome like shoe size, hobbies, and many more.

With American nationality, the young basketball belongs to the white ethnic group. Moreover, his religion is still unknown.

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Ty Jerome – Basketball Career

Early Career

From an early age of his life, Ty was fascinated by basketball. After joining Iona Preparatory School, Jerome started playing basketball with the team. There he completed his junior season.

Unfortunately, due to a sudden hip injury, he missed his senior season game.

Later on, he joined the University of Virginia to complete his basketball career. In the freshman year of the university, he scored 4.3 points,1.6 rebounds, along 1.5 assists.

Moreover, Ty also became backup point guard to London Perrantes (American Professional Basketball Player).

After joining cavaliers in his sophomore year, the young boy scores the highest career rank gaining 31 points against Boston College on 30th December 2017.

Luckily, his best play during the entire season earned him a spot on the All-ACC Third Team.

Ty in early days of his Basketball Career
Ty in the early days of his Basketball Career

At the beginning of the 2018-2019 season, Ty earned a spot at the pre-season All- ACC second Team. Moreover, the nation itself wanted the talented players to play for them.

That’s the reason they recognize Jerome as the nation’s top college point guard and listed him as a top ten finalist for the Bob Cousy Award.

Jerome after Winning NCAA Award
Jerome after Winning NCAA Award

In addition, in the 2019 NBA draft Jerome also was among an early second-round pick in most mock drafts.

In the 2019 NCAA Tournament, he averaged 13.6 points and 5.5 assists per game, assisting Virginia to lead to another #1 seed.

For instance, in the 2019 Championship, Virginia would win the game but was 85-77 behind. Nevertheless, Jerome’s averaged was 16 points,8 assists, and 6 rebounds.

Professional Career

Ty’s professional career started on 20 June 2019 where the Philadelphia76ers selected him in the 2019 NBA draft with the 24th pick. Alongside Philadelphia, Ty got selected by Boston Celtis (American Professional Basketball Team).

Luckily, on 6th July 2019, he signed for Phoenix Suns. Unfortunately, before the beginning of the season, Jerome suffered an injury to his right ankle.

After joining Northern Arizona Suns on 25 November 2019, Ty played the game against Lowa Wolves, where he lost the match but was recalled by Phoenix. Later on 29 November, Jerome played the match against Sioux Falls Skyforce.

After making a professional Debut with Phoenix on 2nd December 2019, Ty played the match against Charlotte Hornet.

He won the victory with four points, four assists, three rebounds, and three steals in 12 minutes of play.

In the next match with Orlando Magic, Jerome lost the match with a score of 128-114 loss. Similarly, after scoring the season’s highest 15 points on 6/8 shooting, the young and talented player lost the match against Houston Rockets with a 139-125 loss.

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On November 16, 2020, Jerome was traded with Oklahoma City Thunder (An American Professional Basketball team based in Oklahoma).

Ty Jerome – Fantasy Basketball

When it comes to fantasy basketball, Ty Jerome is quite a popular name. Visit the website of Fantasy Pros to see the latest news and updates about his impact on Fantasy Basketball.

Ty Jerome – Jersey

Jerome wears jersey number 16 for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the NBA. Likewise, he wears the number 10 jersey for the Phoneix Suns. Here are the pictures of Jerome wearing his jerseys:

Jerome in his Phoneix Suns jersey

Ty Jerome – Personal life and Girlfriend

Fans are always eager to know the relationship status of Ty Jerome. The young boy tries to keep his private life secret. But Ty shocked his fans and well-wisher when he uploaded a picture together with his beautiful girlfriend on social media.

Talking about his relationship, Jerome is in a loving and prosperous relationship with his girlfriend, Alex Marquis.

The coupled revealed their relationship on 23rd October 2017 and seemed to be probably unmarried. Also, there is no rumor about getting an engagement or marriage any time soon.

Ty Jerome with Girlfriend Alex Marquis
Ty Jerome with Girlfriend Alex Marquis

The couples first met at the University of Virginia, where they studied. Alex is graduating from university in 2020.

Alex used to support Ty throughout his basketball career and showed her presence in Ty’s games and supported him. She is also good at soccer, volleyball, and basketball.

Despite Jerome, couples don’t post any romantic gateways, traveling pictures together on social media.

Further, we wish Ty to have some healthy and joyous relationship and a successful career ahead. Both Ty and Alex are enjoying their life and focusing on their career.

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Ty Jerome – Net worth, Earnings, and Salaries

As mentioned above, the young basketball player started his career from a very early stage of his life and his earnings.

It is no surprise that Ty lives a lavish life, and he certainly deserves that. Besides that, he has worked hard to come up to this level. He has given all his strength and time to basketball.

Unfortunately, as per the information, Jerome’s net worth hasn’t been mentioned clearly. Yet, we can predict the average income of a professional basketball player.

Although Jerome’s salary is unavailable to the public, we can assume it to be million-dollar, ranging from $2,193,480. As a basketball player, he must have earned a significant amount of money.

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Due to his excellent and dominant playing skills, he has already earned much at the beginning of his career days.

Moreover, he is still focusing on his career, so we can have assumed that he is living a luxurious life and a bright future ahead.

At present, Jerome has not disclosed anything related to his financial details and property assets. If you know any information related to Ty’s net worth and salary, please comment below.

Ty Jerome – Awards and Achievements

Ty Jerome has achieved heights of success in his career at an early age through his utmost passion and dedication.

For Ty, every award and his basketball achievements are exceptional, making his country proud at a very young age with his basketball excellence.

Some of his career awards and achievements include:

  1. During his junior season at Iona Preparatory School, he was named first-team All-Conference, All-Metropolitan, and All-State.
  2. On December 30, 2017, Jerome earned a spot on the All-ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference) Third Team.
  3. In the 2018-2019 season, he was selected to the preseason All-ACC Second Team.
  4. On February 4, 2019, Ty became a top ten finalist for Bob Cousy Award.
Ty With NCAA Award
Ty With NCAA Award

5. 2019: – NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) champion.

Ty Jerome – Autograph

Here’s Jerome’s autograph:

Ty Jerome’s autograph

Ty Jerome – Social Media Presence

 Jerome, the charming and talented young boy, is active on different social media platforms with plenty of followers. His interesting posts and updates have also helped him gain a good number of fans and followers worldwide.

Jerome primarily uses Twitter and Instagram to get connected with his fan followers and well-wishers.

On Instagram, he is available as tyjerome making 64.7k followers on his account. Likewise, he has shared around 36 posts. To sum up, his account is very organized and clean to look at

Moreover, Ty is on Twitter as @tyjerome  with 16.8k followers on his account. He joined the Twitter account in April 2019 and has made around 288 tweets at the time of writing this article.

Moreover, most of his Twitter posts are related to his basketball career, posting different highlights with his professional career.

FAQs about Ty Jerome

Is Ty Jerome injured?

Ty Jerome injured his right ankle on October 21, leaving him out indefinitely while playing during one of the Phoenix Suns playoffs.

What is Ty Jerome’s nationality and ethnicity?

Ty Jerome holds American nationality and belongs to the white ethnic group.

What is his birth name?

His birth name is Ty Jeremy Jerome.

How is Ty Jerome related to Kyle Guy?

Ty Jerome, Kyle Guy, and De’Andre Hunter played together for Virginia Cavaliers. The trio together dreamt of playing in the NBA someday.

Thankfully, all of them have successfully paved the path towards their NBA dream. Here’s an Instagram post by Kyle Guy showing the beautiful bond that the trio share.

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