- Duke Basketball Database
Former Duke All-America Jon Scheyer joined the Blue Devil coaching staff as a special assistant on April 29, 2013, after spending the previous three years playing professionally. He is in his second season as an assistant coach after being promoted to that position in April of 2014 upon the departure of former associate head coach Steve Wojciechowski.
The Northbrook, Ill., native is joined on Mike Krzyzewski’s staff by fellow former Duke team captains Jeff Capel (associate head coach) and Nate James (assistant coach).
Scheyer, who lettered at Duke from 2007-10 and sparked the Blue Devils to two ACC championships and the 2010 NCAA championship, helped lead Duke to a 35-4 record, a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and the 2015 NCAA championship in his first season as an assistant coach.
Scheyer helped mold the 2014-15 Blue Devils into one of the nation’s most potent teams on the offensive end of the floor, as Duke ranked third nationally in both field goal percentage and adjusted offensive efficiency, as well as sixth nationally in scoring offense.
In addition to the program’s fifth national title, Scheyer’s first season as a Duke assistant coach culminated with three Blue Devils – Jahlil Okafor, Justise Winslow and Tyus Jones – selected in the first round of the 2015 NBA Draft. The occasion marked just the second time in program history that Duke produced three first-round picks in one draft.
In 2013-14, Scheyer’s duties as a special assistant included assisting the coaching staff in developing game strategies, breaking down game film, planning practices and contributing in staff meetings.
Scheyer was one of the most versatile players in Duke history, concluding his playing career as the only player in school history to record at least 2,000 points, 500 rebounds, 400 assists, 250 made three-point field goals and 200 steals. He averaged 14.4 points per game while scoring in double figures 114 times (sixth-most in Duke history) and leading the Blue Devils to a 115-29 record, including a 45-19 mark in ACC play.
A two-time team captain, Scheyer scored 2,077-career points to rank 10th on Duke’s all-time scoring list. He also ranks third all-time at Duke in made free throws (608) and free throw percentage (.861), fourth in three-point field goals (297) and sixth in free throw attempts (706). He played in 144 consecutive games, tied for the second-longest streak in Duke history.
As a senior during the 2009-10 season, Scheyer took over starting point guard duties for the Blue Devils and averaged 18.2 points, 4.9 assists and 1.6 steals per game to guide Duke to a 35-5 and its fourth national championship. He was a consensus second-team All-America, while also receiving first-team All-ACC, ACC All-Tournament, NCAA South Region All-Tournament and NCAA All-Final Four honors.
Scheyer started all 40 contests as a senior, averaging a team-high 36.8 minutes and leading Duke in scoring at 18.2 points per game. His 38 double-figure scoring games on the season are tied for third on the Blue Devils’ single-season chart.
As a junior, Scheyer averaged 14.9 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists while helping Duke to a 30-7 record and the ACC championship. He garnered ACC Tournament MVP honors after averaging 21.7 points and 4.0 rebounds per game in wins over Boston College, Maryland and Florida State. Scheyer tallied 29 points in the title game on 6-of-10 shooting from the field (4-of-6 from three-point range) and 13-of-15 shooting from the free throw line.
Scheyer was a double-figure scorer in each of his first two seasons in Durham, scoring 799 points combined as a freshman and sophomore. He earned ACC All-Freshman Team honors in 2007 after averaging 12.2 points and 3.3 rebounds per game. He also made 61 three-point field goals in 2006-07, third-most by a freshman at Duke.
Scheyer earned McDonald’s All-America and first-team Parade All-America honors in 2006 coming out of Glenbrook North High School. Already recognized as an elite scorer, his legend grew when he scored 21 points in 75 seconds at the Proviso West Holiday Tournament as a senior. He closed his career as the fourth-leading scorer in Illinois high school basketball history with 3,034 points. He is also the only player in Illinois history to rank in the top 10 all-time in points, assists and steals.
A two-time Gatorade Illinois Player of the Year and three-time all-state selection, Scheyer was named to the 100 Legends of Illinois Basketball in 2007.
Following his graduation from Duke in 2010, Scheyer played professionally with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in the NBA Developmental League and overseas with the Maccabi Tel-Aviv and Gran Canaria organizations.