BlackAthlete.net Interview with Jerome Dyson

By Mr.Singleton (BASN staff writer)
Updated: January 7, 2012

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Jerome Dyson, D league today...NBA tomorrow

Jerome Dyson, D league today...NBA tomorrow

BOSTON, MA. (BASN)—Jerome Dyson, 24, averaged 18.8 points per game in the Development League last season and was one of the rising stars that was getting looked at coming into this season after the lockout. Dyson is a slasher and passer and could be a great addition to any team in the NBA. I caught up with him on an off day to see what Jerome Dyson is all about in my interview.

Q: Who is your motivation and what keeps you going?

A: What keeps me going is my mom, she has always pushed me and she’s always been there by my side thru out everything and I just want to be able to give my mom whatever she wants.

Q: How did you end up playing basketball out of the other sports you could be playing?

A: My mom got me started with basketball because, I had a basketball everywhere I went. Also my mom always took me to my AAU games and made sure I was there on time even if the game was far away. My mother has probably been the major factor to why I play basketball to this day.

Q: Number one basketball moment from either High School,Uconn or now in the league?

A: It would have to be when I hit the buzzer beater in high school to beat Brewster Academy it was the first time my school beat them in the high schools history. At Uconn I would say when we beat Texas when they were ranked number 1 in the country and everyone rushed the court.

Q: Favorite basketball player growing up?

A: Favorite player growing up I gotta go with Tracy McGrady and growing up I had to get every pair of T-Mac sneakers that came out. I felt like I played better with them on and when I had a fresh pair on I felt I could go out and score forty on my opponent.

Q: Name a strength and weakness in your game?

A: My strength would be that I can get to the basket just as good as anyone else can and score I can score the ball. My weakness would be taking better care of the ball and cut down on turnovers. I feel like I leave my feet a lot on passes and I want to be able to stay on the ground and mature more.

Q: What were you doing during the NBA Lockout?

A: I was able to keep busy because I played in the Pan Am Games which took up about 3-4 weeks and was able to bring back the bronze for the US. I also played in the Pro Am League in Connecticut and did tournaments out there and I really didn’t take any time off. I played in Mexico and shortly after that the D-League came and then I went to training camp. I just tried to stay focused I didn’t really take a day off I wanted to stay on top of my game. The best opportunity was going to Mexico it enhanced my game.

Q: Talk about winning playing for Team USA?

A: It was a great experience to get to represent our country because, a lot of people don’t get the chance to do so. It’s something you can look back on and tell your kids about and just the fact we were the first team to bring back a metal since 1999 was a big accomplishment. When you have the USA on your jersey you have to get in a different mode where you gotta give that 110% effort. When they called me up and was like do you want to play for the country it’s something you just do it without hesitation.

Q: Talk about your knee injury and rehabbing it?

A: It was a set back for me and it’s something I feel like I would be in a different position right now. A lot of it has to do with taking care of my body and thats something I had to learn thru out this process the amount of time you take to take care of your body is what you get out of it. As an athlete you have to do the right things to take of your body like ice tubs and treatments because they help you in the long run. In college I didn’t really stretch much and knowing the things I know now I know I could of did a better job as a player in college. It hurt not being their with my team during the Final Four and it was a tough stretch for me and my injury makes me more hungrier and makes me look at things a lot differently now. After rehabbing I felt like my legs were stronger then they were before so it shows if you put in the work you will see results.

Q: What teams you think in the NBA could use your talents the most?

A: I been working out for the Cavs and also the Bulls and the Knicks I think I can fit with those teams because, I’m a true point guard but I’m just being patient and playing my game so it will happen sooner or later.

Q: Favorite Movie and Hobby?

A: I have to go with Friday After Next and a favorite hobby would be going to the movies I try to go to the movies to see everything that comes out.

Q: Favorite Sneakers to play basketball in All-Time?

A: Air Max Penny’s and The Original Team Jordan Jumpman from the 90′s and The Air Jordan Space Jam 11′s.

Q: What albums/songs are on rotation in your Ipod to get you ready for a game?

A: Carter 4,Take Care, Meek Mill, 2 Chains, and Wale because he from around the way in the DMV and some Wiz.