Height: 6'3"
Weight: 225
Year: Senior
City/State: Beaver Falls, Pa.
High School: Beaver Falls
Other College: Polk (Fla.) CC
Club: Cincinnati
Experience: 1 Letter


Career Honors

  • 2010-11 Third-Team All-Big 12 (coaches)
  • 2010-11 USBWA All-District VII Team
  • 2010-11 Jack Moore Award winner
  • Top five in the Big 12 in assists per game (4.5, fifth). steals per game (1.8, 4th) and assist-to-turnover ratio (2.2, second) in 2010-11
  • Third player in Big 12 history to ever average 5.0 assists and 5.0 rebounds per
  • game in conference play
  • Third on NU's senior class all-time assist chart (145)
  • 2009-10 Big 12 All-Newcomer Team (media)
  • Eighth in the Big 12 in assists/game (4.1) in 2009-10
  • Fourth on NU's junior class all-time assist chart (134)

Career Overview
Lance Jeter started all 55 games over his two seasons for Nebraska. He finished his career ranked 14th with 279 career assists - the highest total by a two-year player in program history.

2010-11 (Senior)
Jeter put together one of the best seasons by a Husker point guard in recent memory in 2010-11. The Jack Moore Award winner for team MVP, Jeter was a third-team All-Big 12 performer, averaging 11.7 points, 4.5 assists and 4.4 rebounds per game. He became the first Husker since 2001 to lead NU in both scoring and assists in the same season. Jeter cracked the single-season top-10 lists in both assists (145, sixth) and assists per game (4.53, eighth), as his total was the third-highest total by a Husker in the Big 12 era. He finished among the Big 12 leaders in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.2-to-1, second), assists per game (fifth) and steals per game (1.8, fourth) and was the only player in the Big 12 to average at least 10 points, four assists and four rebounds per game.  Jeter was at his best down the stretch, averaging 16.4 points, 6.4 rebounds and 5.2 assists over last five games to help the Huskers to a postseason bid.

He raised his play during Big 12 action,  leading Nebraska in scoring (12.7 ppg), assists (5.2) and rebounds (5.0), while ranking among league leaders in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.3-to-1. second), assists (second), steals (1.6 apg, third) and scoring (18th). Jeter also became only the third player in Big 12 history to average more than five rebounds and five assists per game in league action, joining Iowa State's Jamaal Tinsley (1999-2000) and Kansas' Kirk Hinrich (2001-02).

Jeter totaled a pair of double-doubles, highlighted by a career-high 27-point performance at Iowa State. In that game, he hit a career-high five 3-pointers, including a game-tying shot with 3.4 seconds left, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out five assists. His other double-double came against No. 2 Kansas when he had 10 points and a season-high 10 assists, the most assists by a Kansas opponent in four years. Jeter's effort against KU was no surprise, as he averaged 10.7 points and 6.0 assists in six games against ranked opponents, while posting an impressive 3.0-to-1 assist to turnover ratio.

2009-10 (Junior)
Jeter was one of only two Huskers to start all 33 games in 2009-10, as he proved to be one of the Big 12's top junior college transfers.  A member of the Big 12 All-Newcomer team by the league's sportswriters,  Jeter paced NU with 134 assists, finishing eighth in the league with 4.1 assists per game and seventh with a 1.9 assist-to-turnover ratio. Jeter ranked in the top 10 in both categories in league play, ranking seventh (3.8 apg) and sixth (1.7 assist-to-turnover ratio), respectively, in Big 12 action.  Jeter added 7.5 points and 3.8 rebounds per game.

Jeter, who reached double figures 10 times and led NU in scoring in three games, emerged as more of a scoring threat down the stretch. He averaged 10 points, 4.4 assists and 4.8 rebounds per game over the Huskers' final eight contests, highlighted by a season-high 21 points on 7-for-10 shooting at Iowa State.  During that stretch he hit 45.6 percent (26-of-57) from the floor, including 45 percent (9-of-20) from 3-point range. Those percentages were significantly higher than his 41.2 percent from the field and 39.7 percent from 3-point range for the season.

Jeter showcased his ability to distribute early on, dishing six assists in his Husker debut. That was one of 12 games where he had at least five assists. Jeter had a stretch of six straight games with at least five assists, the longest streak by a Husker in the Big 12 era. Jeter's best performance came when he produced his first double-double (12 points, 12 assists) at No. 7 Kansas State. The assist total was one off the Nebraska record (13) for a conference game, originally set by Brian Carr in 1987. Jeter's total is believed to be the most assists ever in a regular-season league road game.

Before Nebraska
Jeter arrived at NU after spending two seasons at Polk (Fla.) Community College playing for Coach Matt Furjanic. Jeter guided Polk to a pair of regular-season titles and a 49-12 record. He was listed as the No. 50 prospect nationally on the Top 150 in 2009. As a sophomore, Jeter averaged 15.9 points, 5.7 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 2.0 steals per game to lead Polk to a 26-6 mark, including a 12-0 mark in the Suncoast Conference. He was among the top 20 in the region in scoring (20th), assists (15th) and steals (13th). Jeter was an honorable-mention All-American by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) in 2009. He was also the Florida Community College Activities Association (FCCAA) Player of the Year and a first-team All-FCCAA pick as a sophomore. The FCCAA is made up of four junior college conferences throughout the state of Florida.

A native of Beaver Falls, Pa., Jeter averaged 16.3 points, 5.8 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game as a freshman. Previously, he spent one year as a scholarship wide receiver on the football team at Cincinnati, where he redshirted.

At Beaver Falls High School, Jeter was a first-team all-state honoree in both football and basketball, earning the honor as both a junior and senior on the hardwood. He averaged 20.4 points per game as a senior, helping Beaver Falls go 27-5 and win the Class AA State title in 2005.  During his career, he posted 2,243 career points as a four-year starter while helping Beaver Falls to a 102-19 record, and was twice named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Fab-5 as one of the top five players in Western Pennsylvania. On the gridiron, he recorded 50 receptions for 810 yards and 15 scores as a senior. He was selected to play in the prestigious Big 33 Football Classic. 

Lance is the son of Joy Jeter and was born July 18, 1988. He has one brother, Ramone Shepard. Lance majors in sociology and is on track to graduate in the next year. Jeter's mother, Joy, was also a prominent basketball player, winning the 1987 NCAA Division II national title with the University of New Haven and was named the Final Four MVP.  Joy was inducted into the Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame. She was a high school basketball star whose teams compiled a 114-10 record, including a state title, while she finished her career as the second-leading scorer in Beaver Falls history (1,691 points).

Career Highs


27 at Iowa State (2/26/11)


10 at Iowa State (2/26/11)

Field Goals

10 at Iowa State (2/26/11)

Free Throws

7 two times (last, 3/9/11)

3-point FG

5 at Iowa State (2/26/11)


12 at Kansas State (2/17/10)


7 vs. Alcorn State (12/8/11)


2 at Creighton (12/6/09)


42 vs. Texas Tech (2/27/10)

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