15 Facts About Jeff Ayres


Jeff Ayres attended Etiwanda High School in Rancho Cucamonga, California and played college basketball for Arizona State University.


On June 25,2009, Jeff Ayres was selected by the Sacramento Kings with the 31st overall pick of the 2009 NBA draft, only to be traded to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Sergio Rodriguez, the draft rights to Jon Brockman and cash considerations.


Jeff Ayres was waived by the Trail Blazers prior to the start of the 2011 season after suffering a season-ending knee injury during a pre-season game against the Utah Jazz.


On June 4,2013, Jeff Ayres was ejected from Game 7 of the 2013 Eastern Conference Finals by referee Ken Mauer after a shoving match with Miami Heat guard Norris Cole, who was ejected in the fourth quarter.


On June 15,2014, Jeff Ayres won his first NBA championship after the Spurs defeated the Miami Heat 4 games to 1 in the 2014 NBA Finals.


On October 31,2015, Jeff Ayres was selected by the Idaho Stampede with the first overall pick in the 2015 NBA Development League Draft.


On January 23,2016, Jeff Ayres signed a 10-day contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.


On March 16,2016, Jeff Ayres returned to the Clippers, signing with the team for the rest of the season.


On September 22,2016, Jeff Ayres signed a two-month contract with Russian club CSKA Moscow.


On December 1,2016, Jeff Ayres was reacquired by the Los Angeles D-Fenders.


Jeff Ayres signed with Nagoya Diamond Dolphins on June 20,2020.


Jeff Ayres signed with Niigata Albirex BB on June 29,2021.


On May 25,2022, Jeff Ayres was drafted by Bivouac with the eighth overall pick of the 2022 BIG3 draft.


Jeff Ayres played for Team Challenge ALS in the 2018 edition of The Basketball Tournament.


Jeff Ayres married long time girlfriend Raneem Ayres in 2012.