Former Duke basketball player hurts image by selling game-worn jerseys

Duke basketball forward Chase Jeter (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
Duke basketball forward Chase Jeter (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) /

Former Duke basketball player Chase Jeter is trying to make a quick dollar off his game-worn Blue Devil apparel, but his image is being hurt in the process.

The NCAA will soon allow college athletes to profit off their image and likeness, but soon-to-be Arizona graduate Chase Jeter is getting ahead of that process.

Chase Jeter, a former Duke basketball player, posted to his Instagram story a slew of his jerseys that he wore in Durham, telling people to direct-message him if they are interested in buying them.

Jeter, the No. 15 overall recruit in the Class of 2015, never materialized in his two years as a Blue Devil and then transferred to Arizona, where he flew under the radar and was barely good enough to crack Sean Miller‘s rotation.

The Arizona big man was even suspended by his coach this past season for two games after violating team rules. The suspension included the final two games of the regular season for the Wildcats, and he missed his chance to play on his own Senior Night.

A Duke fan Twitter account captured the images Jeter posted to his social media profile. Another Blue Devil account inquired to see how much the former Blue Devil was looking for his gear, and it is upwards of $500.

The 6-foot-10 forward has posted jerseys, shorts, hats, and sneakers that he’s willing to sell.

In his freshman season, Jeter played in 32 games, averaging 7.9 minutes per game, and posted a whopping 1.9 points and 1.9 rebounds per game.

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His numbers didn’t improve after his sophomore year either. The Las Vegas native only played in 16 games due to injuries but averaged just 2.6 points and 2.7 rebounds per contest.

Jeter was on the Duke team that won the 2017 ACC Tournament, becoming the first team in conference history to win four games in four days en route to the title.

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Selling his game-worn gear looks like a desperate move by a player with virtually no chance at cracking an NBA, or G-League, roster. But perhaps a professional career overseas could be in the cards for Jeter, if everything falls his way.