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#21 Amile Jefferson
Position: Forward
Height: 6'9"
Weight: 215
Year: Junior
City/State: Philadelphia, Pa.
High School: Friends Central School
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Amile Jefferson Bio
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Updated: 10/01/2013
  • A crafty forward with the ability to score in the lane with either hand ... has a knack for scoring from a variety of angles in traffic
  • A solid defensive player with good instincts and active hands ... wing span and length allow him to be an excellent weak side defender
  • Continues to improve his strength through hard work in the weight room ... has added 15 pounds of muscle to his frame since arriving in Durham
  • Excels on the offensive glass using his quickness and length to gain extra possessions for the Blue Devils
  • Has worked throughout the offseason to improve his shooting range and ability to put the ball on the floor from the perimeter
  • An excellent teammate that is easy to play with ... a good screen and roll forward with strong hands and footwork
  • Expected to see significant minutes in the post as a sophomore as Duke plays a more up-tempo style
  • Gained valuable game experience as a freshman and is poised to make a larger impact for the Blue Devils in 2013-14

  • Member of the All-ACC Academic Team
  • Appeared in 32 games with seven starts ... averaged 4.0 points and 2.9 rebounds per game ... was 51-of-94 (.543) from the field
  • Finished second on the team with 42 offensive rebounds ... averaged 4.1 offensive rebounds per 40 minutes played
  • Averaged 6.7 points, 4.8 rebounds and 0.8 blocks per contest while shooting 51.0 percent from the floor during 13 games while Ryan Kelly was sidelined with an injury
  • Drew starts in six consecutive games versus Miami (1/23), Maryland (1/26), Wake Forest (1/30), Florida State (2/2), N.C. State (2/7) and Boston College (2/10)
  • Scored a career-high 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the field in a win over Boston College (2/24)
  • Totaled eight rebounds, including three offensive boards, against North Carolina (2/13) ... grabbed two defensive rebounds and a steal on three straight North Carolina possessions in the first half to preserve a nearly three-minute scoreless drought by the Tar Heels
  • Went 4-of-4 from the field to score 11 points in a win over Florida State (2/2) ... registered his fourth double-figure scoring effort in the last six games
  • Drew his first career start at Miami (1/23), responding with 13 points on a career-high six field goals
  • Pulled down a season-high 10 rebounds against Georgia Tech (1/17) for his first career double-digit rebounding performance ... also added six points, two steals and a block in 28 minutes of action
  • Reached double-figure scoring against N.C. State (1/12), recording 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the field
  • Collected his second three-point play of the season against Clemson (1/8)
  • Scored eight points on 3-of-6 shooting in a win over Cornell (12/19)
  • Totaled seven points, two rebounds, one assist and one block over nine minutes of action against Temple (12/8)
  • Notched the first double-figure scoring game of his career with a 12-point performance against Delaware (12/1) ... also pulled down six rebounds, including three on the offensive end, in 21 minutes of action ... converted the first three-point play of his career
  • Grabbed a key offensive rebound just before the end of the half in the Battle 4 Atlantis title game win over No. 2 Louisville (11/24) ... Seth Curry buried a three-point field goal at the buzzer following the offensive rebound by Jefferson
  • Went 2-of-4 from the field to score four points in 13 minutes of action against Florida Gulf Coast (11/18) ... also pulled down two rebounds in addition to registering two blocks and two steals
  • Came off the bench to tally five points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal in his Duke debut against Georgia State (11/9)

High School
  • Contributed eight points, three rebounds, two steals and an assist for the East Team in the 2012 McDonald’s All-American game
  • Named MVP of the black team at the 2012 Derby Classic in Louisville after recording 26 points in a 130-127 loss
  • Named Gatorade Boys Basketball Player of the Year for Pennsylvania in back-to-back years as a junior and senior ... also a two-time Philadelphia Inquirer All-Southeastern Pennsylvania player of the year
  • Finished his high school career with 1,569 points, 839 rebounds and 189 blocks ... led the Phoenix to a 98-14 record, four Pennsylvania Independent Schools Tournament titles and two Friends Schools League crowns
  • A three-time First Team All-Friends League selection
  • Led Friends Central to a 21-5 record as a senior and the program’s fourth consecutive Pennsylvania Independent Schools Championship ... had 14 points and 10 rebounds in a 66-47 title game win over Westtown
  • Averaged 19.9 points, 10.2 rebounds and 2.7 steals per game, while shooting 58.4 percent from the field in 2011-12
  • Earned ESPN High School All-American honors as a senior
  • Named a USA Today All-USA second team selection as a senior
  • Scored 26 points and 18 rebounds in a 62-49 win over Kellam [Va.] in the 7 Cities Roundball Classic
  • Had 24 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks in a 74-67 win over perennial state power Penn Wood to win the Kobe Bryant Classic
  • Averaged 19 points per game while earning second team all-tournament honors at the 2011 City of Palms Classic
  • Guided Friends Central to a 23-4 and No. 38 ranking in the FAB 50 as a junior ... helped the Phoenix to state and league titles
  • Averaged 17.7 points, 9.7 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game during the 2010-11 season ... earned state player of the year, all-state and all-league honors
  • Recorded 23 points and 12 rebounds as Friends Central defeated Quality Education Academy (N.C.), ranked No. 19 in ESPN Rise rankings, at the Big Apple Basketball Invitational in New York City
  • Played varsity as a freshman and sophomore, helping Friends Central to league titles both seasons ... named All-Friends League as a sophomore
  • Helped Friends Central to a 24-2 record, including a 10-0 mark in league play in 2009-10
  • Was named 2010 Pennsylvania Independent Schools Tournament MVP after guiding Friends Central to a 72-52 win over Germantown Academy in the title game ... led the team with a game-high 31 points and 10 rebounds in the championship game
  • Scored 23 points in 20 minutes of action in the 2011 Boost Mobile Elite 24 game in Venice Beach, Calif.
  • Led the 2011 NBPA Top 100 Camp in scoring at 20.8 points per game
  • Scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help USA 2012 Blue rally for a 114-107 over USA 2013 Red in the title game of 2011 adidas Nations ... averaged 19.4 points and 7.0 rebounds per game in five games at the event, which was played in Los Angeles
  • Ranked as the No. 21 recruit and No. 3 power forward by Scout.com, the No. 25 recruit and No. 4 power forward by ESPN.com and the No. 36 recruit and No. 7 power forward by Rivals.com
  • Ranked 21st by the Recruiting Services Consensus Index


  • Born Amile O. Jefferson in Philadelphia, Pa. on May 7, 1993
  • Son of Malcolm Musgrove and Quetta Jefferson
  • Has a brother, Malcolm, and four sisters, Amoni, Amesa, Amea and Milan
  • Father, Malcolm, played basketball at Delaware State from 1992-94
  • Played AAU with Philly’s Finest
  • Hobbies include bowling and listening to music
  • Favorite athletes are Kevin Durant and Allen Iverson


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