As a four year starter at Whitehall, Jerry amassed 1,544 points making him the third leading scorer in school history and one of seven East Penn Conference players to go over the 1,500 point mark. Jerry was an east Pen Conference all Star three times. In his senior year, he was Most Valuable Player of the league, All-Area Most Valuable Player, and a McDonalds All-American nominee. He played for two Eat Penn league championship teams – the 1996 tam was unbeaten in the League – one District 11 championship team and three state tournament teams. His Whitehall teams went undefeated at home his final three seasons, winning an amazing 33 straight.
Perhaps Jerry is best known for his clutch shooting ability. Whitehall won the 1997 District Final against Parkland in five overtimes on jerry’s 28 foot jump shot at the buzzer (58-56). A week later in the State Tournament, he drained another three pointer at the buzzer to defeat Neshaminy (44-43).
Jerry was also inducted into the Whitehall-Coplay School District Hall of Fame in the 2012 for his basketball achievements.
Jerry continued his college career at Division 1 Mount St. Mary’s University. He played in 112 games, as a four year regular for The Mount.
In the 1998 season, his team won the Northeast Conference Championship and played against Michigan State in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
During his senior year, he averaged 10.6 points per game while leading the team with 75 assists. He finished his career 5th in The Mount’s history in 3 point field goals made and he scored 804 points in his career.