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55 Jerome Meyinsse
Jerome  Meyinsse

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Baton Rouge, La.

High School:
McKinley

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 230

Position:
F/C

Experience:
2L


WORTH NOTING: Earned second-team Class 4A All-State honors and was the Class 4A District 7 Most Valuable Player as a senior at McKinley High School in 2005-06 ... averaged 18.5 points, 11 rebounds, five blocks and three assists a game for the 2005-06 season.

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered three times for head coach Chauncey Moore ... averaged 18.5 points, 11 rebounds, five blocked shots and three assists a game for McKinley High School as a senior ... team captain ... earned second-team Class 4A All-State honors and was selected to play with the East team in the Louisiana High School Coaches Association All-Star game ... led McKinley to the Class 4A District 7 Championship, was the District 7 Most Valuable Player and earned All-District honors ... also earned All-Metro honors ... received the Distinguished Athlete Award from the U.S. Marine Corps and the McKinley High School Alumni Association Scholar Athlete Award ... averaged 13 points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots a game as a junior ... earned honorable mention All-District recognition as a junior.

PERSONAL: Jerome DieuDonne Meyinsse ... born Dec. 18, 1988 in Baton Rouge, La. ... son of Patricia and Joseph Meyinsse ... National Achievement Scholar at McKinley High School and a member of the National Honor Society ... vice president of the senior class ... member of the Science Quiz Bowl Team that earned the first place award in the Science Quiz Bowl competition held by the National Organization of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers in Los Angeles, Calif., in April of 2006 ... participated in the U.S. Department of Energy Science Bowl in Washington, D.C., in April of 2005 ... trumpet section leader for the McKinley High School Band ... Outstanding Bandsman for the McKinley Marching, Jazz and Concert Bands ... earned first chair for the East Baton Rouge School District All Parish Jazz Band in February of 2004 ... member of the Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta and the Key Club at McKinley ... acolyte at St. Michael's Episcopal Church.

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