- Jermaine also played
a little football as a teenager. He was a quarterback on the Eau Claire
High School team through his junior year.
- Jermaine finished
his high school career with 1,372 points and 833 rebounds. He owns the
Eau Claire marks for blocks in a game (16), season (170) and career
- Jermaine made his
first appearance for USA Basketball in 1996 on the American Hoop Summit
Team. In a loss to an International Select Team, he accounted for 21
points, 10 rebounds and seven blocked shots. Jermaine still holds Hoop
Summit USA Team records for most free throws made (11), most free throws
attempted (16) and tied the mark for most rebounds (10).
- Before to the 1999
NBA season, Jermaine got a tattoo that read “Year of the Resurrection.”
- In 2000-01, Jermaine
became the first Pacer in franchise history to reject more than 200
shots in a season.
- Jermaine led the
Pacers with 373 FTM and 510 FTA in 2002-03. He was the first Pacer (other
than Reggie Miller) to make 300+ free throws since Detlef Schrempf in
- In January of 2003,
Jermaine set a team record with 10 blocks against the Toronto Raptors.
With 18 points and 11 rebounds, he also became the second Indiana player
to record a triple-double involving blocked shots. Darnell Hillman pulled
off the same feat in an ABA game in 1972.
- Going into the
2003-04 campaign, Jermaine and Clark Kellogg were the only players in
Pacers history to register more than 40 double-doubles in a season.
He ranked behind Dale Davis (158), Herb Williams (149), Detlef Schrempf
(132), Kellogg (131) and Rik Smits (122) on the club’s all-time
list for double-doubles.
- One of Jermaine’s
biggest thrills was meeting Bill Russell. He saw him courtside at a
game in Indiana in 2001, and walked over to introduce himself. Russell
shook his hand, told him he was a fan and offered to work with him on
- Jermaine is listed
at 6-11, but some observers feels he’s an inch or two shorter
- In high school,
Jermaine drank a half-gallon of milk a day. He thinks this habit might
have helped produce his amazing growth spurt.
- Jermaine got his
first earring, a gift from his mother, when he was a senior in high
hobbies include reading, bowling, video games and billiards.
- Jermaine is involved
with the Boys & Girls Club, and has hosted basketball camps.
- Jermaine owns
a recording studio, Bogota Entertainment, located in Atlanta.
- Jermaine has a
luxury car collection, which includes a silver Mercedes G500 SUV.
- On off-days, Jermaine
likes to take his daughter, Asjia, bowling.
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