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Jerome Clay Whitehead #54

Position: Forward/Center
Height: 6'10“
Weight: 220 lbs.
Born: September 20, 1956
Hometown: Waukegan, IL
High School: Waukegan H.S.

High School Career

Whitehead made the First-Team All-State while at Waukegan High.

Riverside Junior College (CA)

Whitehead led Riverside to a 28-6 record and was named MVP of the Mission Conference.

He was the lone freshman named to the All-California Junior College honor team.

Marquette Career

Whitehead averaged 8.9 points per game as a sophomore and 10.5 points per game as a junior. Jerome averaged 14 points per game as a senior and led Marquette in rebounding (8.3 rpg) during the 1977-78 season.

All-Time Marquette Rankings

  • 14th, Rebounds (680)

All-Time Career Leader Rankings

  • 2nd, Field Goal Percentage (min. 500 att.) (54.8%)
All-Time Senior Season Rankings
  • 1st, Field Goal Percentage (min. 200 att.) (59.8%)
All-Time Junior Season Rankings
  • 5th, Field Goal Percentage (min. 250 att.) (51.7%)


  • 1977 Milwaukee Classic MVP
  • 1977-78 Chuck Taylor Converse All-American
  • 1977-78 NABC All-American

Professional Career

Drafted by the San Diego Clippers in the 2nd round (19th pick) of the 1978 NBA draft.

Personal Notes

Whitehead is a financial analyst with Primerica Financial Services in San Diego.

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