|No. 33 - Detroit Pistons|
|Date of birth||March 2, 1987|
|Place of birth||Borås, Sweden|
|Listed height||6 ft 10|
|Listed weight||232 lbs|
|NBA Draft||2009; Round: 2 / Pick: 39th|
|Selected by the Detroit Pistons|
|Career highlights and awards|
|NBA NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2010)|
|Jonas Jerebko at NBA.com|
Jonas Jerebko (born March 2, 1987, in Borås, Sweden) is a Swedish professional basketball player at Power forward by the Detroit Pistons. He was selected in the second round of the 2009 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons, becoming the first Swedish basketball player to be selected in the NBA Draft.
Jerebko was born on March 2, 1987, in Borås, Sweden. He is the son of former Syracuse University player Chris Jerebko, who played professionally in Sweden and settled in that country. In 2005, Jonas signed a letter of intent to play U.S. college basketball for the University at Buffalo in his father's hometown. However, he decided to give up his scholarship in favor of a professional career.
Jerebko began his pro career playing with the Swedish League club Borås Basket in the 2005-06 season and in the 2006-07 season he moved to the reigning Swedish champion team Plannja Basket, where he also won a Swedish championship. He then moved to the Italian League club Angelico Biella in 2007.
He declared that he would enter the 2008 NBA Draft, but later withdrew, stating that he wanted to spend one more year in the Italian League to gain more experience before entering the NBA. Former college coach and current ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla considered Jerebko one of the top five European prospects in the 2009 NBA Draft. Jerebko was selected in the second round (39th pick overall) of the 2009 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. He is the first Swedish national player to be selected in the NBA, even though Maciej Lampe, Damir Markota, and Joakim Noah all are part Swedish citizens.
Swedish National Team
Jerebko currently has 10 caps with the Swedish national basketball team.