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Jermaine graduated from Detroit Finney High school in 1995
and received a full scholarship to the University of Detroit
Mercy. After 4 stellar years of collegiate basketball, Jermaine
pursued professional ranks. In the summer of 1999, Jermaine
put his focus on playing for his hometown NBA team, the
Detroit Pistons. He outworked his competition to earn a spot
with the Detroit Pistons for the 1999-2000 basketball season.
After the 2000 NBA season, Jermaine diversified his resume
by signing with Italian A-1 team Verona. After a successful
season in Italy, Jermaine was determined to return to the
NBA. He started the 2001-2002 season in the Continental
Basketball Association. After playing very well for the first two
months of the season, Jermaine was called up to the NBA by
the Toronto Raptors, where he finished the NBA season
participating in 24 games. For the 2002-2003 season he
returned to the Toronto Raptors and in mid season moved on
to the Atlanta Hawks.
In 2003-2004 Jermaine ventured to Greece A-1 to play for Aris.
In mid season he moved on to Italy to help Benetton Treviso
win the Italian National Cup, a very prestigious award in Italy.
Jermaine signed a temporary contract for the 2004-2005
season in Spain (ACB) for Pamesa Valencia. Once his contract
was complete, The New York Knicks requested that Jermaine
join their team. He finished the 2004-2005 season with the
New York Knicks participating in 21 games.
Jermaine spent the first part of the 2005-2006 season with the
Chicago Bulls before moving on to finish the season and
participate in the playoffs with the Milwaukee Bucks.
Jermaine started the 2006-2007 NBA season with the
Milwaukee Bucks before moving on to Ukraine to play for two
of the most storied teams in Europe, Azovmash Mariupol and
B.C. Kyiv. In Ukraine, Jermaine won the regular season
championship with Azovmash. He continued to showcase his
talent by returning to Spain (ACB) playing for Grupo Begar
Leon for the 2007-2008 season and back to Italy (A1) with
Snaidero Udine for the 2008-2009 season.
Jermaine has had success throughout his entire basketball
career. He is known as a winner and a team player. His heart
and determination cannot be measured. His knowledge of the
game, personal integrity, and desire to positively impact youth
gurantee his success as a basketball coach.
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