Thursday, November 23, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
After spending the last two NBL1 seasons in the ‘Top End’, Jerron Jamerson will make the move back to the ‘Sunshine State’ and a return to McDonald’s Mackay Meteors line-up for 2024.
The 31-year-old is no stranger to the Mackay faithful, having played an NBL1 North season for the Meteors red and black in 2021.
It was a campaign to remember for the star American import. Jamerson finishing the season averaging 19 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists per contest, enroute to helping the Meteors secure the inaugural NBL1 North title, while taking home Grand Final Most Valuable Player honours in the process.
Following the 2021 season, Jamerson journeyed to Darwin to help drive the new Northern Territory based NBL1 franchise. In 40-games as co-captain of the Salties across 2022 and 2023, Jamerson averaged 17 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists, while shooting over 50% from the field and 75% at free throw line.
Hailing from Indiana, Jamerson quickly became a fan favourite in the Crater on the back of his athleticism and talent to finish above the rim. His versatility a big reason why McDonald’s Mackay Meteors Head Coach Joel Khalu chose to bring the 194cm wing back to the Sugar City.
Jerron brings many things to the floor at both ends, and that’s certainly why we see him as a key piece to our puzzle,” Khalu said.
“He can play both multiple positions, taking advantage of smaller players in the low post, while also capitalising on perimeter mismatches versus bigger, slower defenders.”
“He’s also proved that he's a winner and can step up in big games. He plays with tremendous passion and our crowd certainly feeds off his determination.”
“Most importantly though, his aim is to win championships and be a part of our teams’ overall success.”
“I know our fans here in Mackay will be pumped to have Jerron return, not only on the court, but also with the work he does in the community to help grow the game and develop younger hoopers. His commitment in that space is integral to our clubs’ overall culture.”
Jamerson was also thrilled about a Mackay NBL1 sequel.
“I couldn’t be more excited to be coming back to the Mack and suiting up in front of the great Mackay fans,” Jamerson said.
“Being able to play for Joel again, and getting back out there with the boys, were both huge parts in my decision to come back.”
“We all have the same goal in mind, and that’s bringing the championship back to Mackay!”
Jamerson will relocate to Mackay early next year to commence pre-season training with the Meteors.