Jonathan Tavernari Athlete Profile

#45 Jonathan Tavernari

Jonathan Tavernari
Positions: Guard, Forward Height: 6-6 Weight: 215 Roster Years: 2006-2010 Hometown: Sao Bernardo Last School: Bishop Gorman High School

Personal

Parents are Roberto and Thelma Tavernari ... wife's name is Kiri ... got started playing basketball with his mom, who is a basketball coach in Brazil ... enjoys cooking, playing with his Sidekick and text messaging friends ... also recruited by Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech, Washington State, Washington, Oregon State and Mississippi State ... Leisure Services Management major.
Honors
2010 MWC Sixth Man of the Year
2010 All-MWC Third Team
2009-10 MWC Player of the Week (Jan. 11)
2009 MWC Third Team
2009 Team Captain
2008 MWC Third Team
2007 MWC Freshman of the Year
In the BYU Record Book
-Single-season record for consecutive games with a made three (22) set in 2008-09
-Single-season record for made threes (88) set in 2007-08
-25th in career scoring (1,157)
-Second in career threes (202)
-Second in threes attempted (535)
-10th in career steals (115)
Links
2008-09
Tavernari at the 2009 Marchand Continental Championship Cup - Aug. 20, 2009
Tavernari Named to Brazilian Senior National Team 12-Man Roster - Aug. 14, 2009
Tavernari at the Torneio Super Four Eletrobras - Aug. 8, 2009
Tavernari at the Jogos da Lusofonia - July 19, 2009
Tavernari in the International Tournament of Almada - July 12, 2009
Catching up with Jonathan Tavernari - July 7, 2009
Tavernari Posts a Double-Double vs. Air Force - March 12, 2009
Four Cougars Earn All-MWC Honors - March 9, 2009
Cougars Wrangle Cowboys - March 4, 2009
Cougars Claw Past Lobos - Feb. 17, 2009
Second Half of Conference Opens With Win - Feb. 11, 2008
Tavernari's 22 and 9 Lead Cougars Past Western Oregon - Jan. 6, 2009
Cougars Fly Past Pilots at Home - Dec. 13, 2008
Oquirrh Bucket Battle Goes Cougars Way - Dec. 6, 2008
Four Score in Double Figures as Cougars Down Bengals - Nov. 29, 2008
North Florida Falls Victim to Cougars in Invitational - Nov. 20, 2008

Before BYU

BISHOP GORMAN HIGH SCHOOL: Averaged 23.1 points per game, leading the state of Nevada, and 10.2 rebounds per game as a senior at Bishop Gorman High School ... joined the team in mid-December after being forced to sit out the first five games due to eligibility concerns ... led his team to the Sunset Southwest Division (11-1 record) and Sunset Las Vegas Zone titles while advancing to the semifinals of the Nevada State Tournament with a 28-5 overall record ... McDonald's High School All-America nominee ... named second-team all-state by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Reno-Gazette Journal ... also named a Review-Journal third-team All-Star ... named All-Tournament at both the Maldonado Tournament and the Energy Classic ... topped the 20-point mark 16 times during the season, including five games over 30 points and a career-high 42 points against Spring Valley ... scored 32 points in the Sunset Regional championship game while hitting nine free throws in the final 1:19 to seal the victory ... coached by Grant Rice ... played at Timpview High School his junior year before transferring to Bishop Gorman ... named second-team Region 6 by the coaches and second-team All-Valley by the Deseret Morning News while at Timpview ... averaged almost 13 ppg ... earned High Honor Roll in both semesters of his senior year.

Summary

The 2007 Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year, Jonathan Tavernari followed a standout season in his first year with the Cougars with a record-setting sophomore campaign. He earned All-MWC Third Team honors and set the BYU single-season and sophomore MWC three-point record with 88 triples. Tavernari repeated as a third-team selection in 2009 and posted averages of 15.7 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. He helped the Cougars win back-to-back outright MWC titles in his first two seasons and a share of the title in his third season. As a senior, Tavernari thrived in his new role as sixth man. He averaged 10.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.4 steals and was named to the All-MWC Third Team and the MWC Sixth Man of the Year. He concluded his career as BYU's all-time leader in threes and games played, third in steals and 12th in points. He led the state of Nevada in scoring as a senior at Bishop Gorman High School at 23.1 points per game.

Stats

CAREER HIGHS
POINTS: 29 vs. Louisville (2008)
FG MADE: 10, 4 times, last vs. ASU (2008)
FG ATT: 22 vs. Louisville (2008), vs. UNLV (2009)
FG%: .875 (7-8) vs. WOU (2007)
3FG MADE: 6 vs. UNC (2008), TCU (2007)
3FG ATT: 16 vs. UNC (2008)
3FG%: 1.000 (5-5) vs. CSU (2009)
FT MADE: 7 vs. Utah State (2008)
FT ATT: 8 vs. Utah State (2008), vs. Bradley (2009)
FT %: 1.000 (6-6) at Wyoming (2007), vs. Portland (2008)
REB: 13 vs. UNLV (2009)
ASSISTS: 6 at Weber State (2008)
STEALS: 5 vs. Wyoming (2008), vs. UNLV (2009)
BLOCKS: 3 vs. Wyoming-MWC (2007)
MINUTES: 39 at ISU (2008), vs. USU (2008), at Utah (2009)
TAVERNARI YEAR-BY-YEAR BYU STATS
Year GP-GS Min--Avg FG-FGA Pct 3FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct
2006-07 28-0 343--12.3 68-143 .476 29-78 .372 16-23 .696
2007-08 35-29 966--27.6 166-420 .395 88-234 .376 39-45 .867
2008-09 33-33 1042--31.6 195-451 .432 85-223 .381 42-55 .764
2009-10 36-7 849--23.6 132-318 .415 63-163 .387 35-43 .814
Total 132-69 3200--24.2 561-1332 .421 265-698 .380 132-166 .795
Year Off-Def-Tot--Avg PF-FO A--Avg TO Blk Stl Pts--Avg
2006-07 24-56-80--2.9 33-1 17--0.6 17 8 18 181--6.5
2007-08 34-150-184--5.3 70-1 53--1.5 59 16 48 459--13.1
2008-09 34-205-239--7.2 77-1 58--1.8 44 11 49 517--15.7
2009-10 15-142-157--4.4 64-1 54--1.5 44 7 50 362--10.1
Total 107-553-660--5.0 244-4 182--1.4 164 42 165 1519--11.5

2006-2007 | Freshman Year

Named MWC Freshman of the Year after leading the league in scoring among freshmen during conference play (8.3 ppg) ... averaged 6.5 points and 2.9 rebounds per game in 12.3 minutes of action in 28 appearances, helping the Cougars win the outright Mountain West Conference title and post a 25-9 overall record ... led the team in scoring three times and rebounding twice ... scored in double figures six times on the year ... played 20 minutes in three games this season, averaging 17.7 points in those three appearances ... tied the BYU record making six consecutive three-point shots against TCU before missing his final attempt ... set an MWC freshman record with a .857 (6-for-7) three-point shooting percentage against the Horned Frogs ... played 8 minutes against Xavier in the NCAA?Tournament, adding 1 rebound ... contributed 6 rebounds, 5 points and a career-high 3 blocks in 14 minutes against Wyoming in the MWC Tournament semifinals ... tied his career high with 7 rebounds while adding 4 points, 1 assist and 1 block in 15 minutes against TCU in the MWC Tournament quarterfinals ... went 4-for-4 from the field to score 8 points while adding 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal in 15 minutes against Utah ... notched 5 points and 3 rebounds in 12 minutes at then-No. 20 Air Force ... tied his career high with 18 points at San Diego State on 6-for-10 shooting from the field, including a 5-for-9 mark from three-point range, to go along with a career-best-tying 7 rebounds and 2 steals in 17 minutes ... scored 17 points, including all 5 three-pointers, in a six-minute stretch in the second half during BYU's comeback bid, cutting a 21-point SDSU lead down to 10 points ... played 17 minutes against Colorado State, posting 4 points and 3 rebounds ... posted 9 points, 4 rebounds and 1 assist in 15 minutes against New Mexico ... went 2-for-3 from the field and 3-for-4 from the free-throw line to score 7 points at TCU while adding 3 rebounds and 1 steal in 15 minutes ... scored 6 points on a career-high 6-for-6 free-throw shooting in the final 1:20 of the game at Wyoming ... played 10 total minutes ... contributed across the board with 7 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 assists and 1 block in 19 minutes against then-No. 25 UNLV ... came one point shy of his career high with 17 points at Utah on 7-for-12 shooting while adding 1 rebound, 1 assist and 1 steal in 19 minutes ... provided a huge spark for BYU off the bench as he entered the game at the 12:01 mark of the first half and drained two of his first three attempts from three-point range to turn a 17-15 Utah lead into a 21-17 Cougar advantage and then added a layin moments later to score eight straight points for BYU ... provided a huge spark for BYU off the bench at New Mexico, tying his career high with 18 points on 7-for-10 shooting from the field while adding 4 rebounds, 3 steals and 1 block in 24 minutes ... set career highs in field goals made (tied), field goal attempts, free throws made and minutes ... went 4-for-5 from the field, including a career-high 2-for-2 mark from three-point range, to score in double figures for the third time this season with 10 points against Wyoming while adding 6 rebounds in 12 minutes ... his second three-point make came with 3 seconds left in the first half to give BYU its first lead of the game at 37-35 after the Cowboys had led by as many as 10 points ... played 9 minutes at UNLV, going 2-for-4 from three-point range to score 6 points while adding 1 rebound ... scored a career-high 18 points on 6-for-7 shooting (.857) from three-point range against TCU while adding a team-leading 6 rebounds and 1 assist ... made his first six shots before missing late in the second half on an off-balance attempt from the corner ... scored 5 points against Liberty while pulling down a career-high 7 rebounds to go along with 1 assist, 1 block and 1 steal ... set or tied personal bests in 12 different categories against Western Oregon, including game highs of 17 points, 4 steals and 2 blocks (shared with Trent Plaisted) ... went 7-for-8 from the floor, including 3-of-4 treys, while adding 3 assists and 2 rebounds in 20 minutes off the bench ... saw 11 minutes of action against Michigan State, posting 5 points while adding 1 rebound and the first assist of his BYU career ... saw his first action of the year with 3 points and 1 rebound in 7 minutes vs. SUU ... sat out the first three games while an NCAA?review of his two years of high school in the United States was being completed.

2007-2008 | Sophomore Year

All-MWC Third Team selection ... set the BYU single-season and sophomore MWC three-point record with 88 ... third on the team in scoring (13.1 ppg) and rebounding (5.3 rpg) while averaging 1.5 assists and a team-best 1.4 steals per game ... started 29 of 35 games, logging 27.6 minutes per game ... led BYU with 15 points against Texas A&M in the NCAA Tournament to go along with 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal in 32 minutes ... tallied 10 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists at UNLV in the MWC Tournament Championship game ... tied his career high with 10 rebounds while adding 9 points, 1 assist and 1 steal vs. SDSU in the MWC Tourney semifinals ... recorded 12 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal against Colorado State in the MWC Tournament quarterfinals ... led BYU with 17 points to go along with 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 1 block in 34 minutes at TCU ... contributed 18 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and a career-high 5 steals in 30 minutes against Wyoming ... hit four treys to set the BYU single season three-point record with 76 ... notched 12 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block and 1 steal in 23 minutes against Air Force ... contributed 12 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 assists in 28 minutes at SDSU ... scored a game-high 20 points, making three treys, while adding 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals vs. Utah ... recorded his second double-double in three games with 10 points and a career-high-tying 10 rebounds at Colorado State ... scored 20 points and dished out a career-high 5 assists while adding 2 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 block in 25 minutes vs. TCU ... posted his first career double-double with 10 points and a career-high 10 rebounds at Wyoming ... led BYU with 22 points at Air Force on 8-for-15 shooting from the field while dishing out a career-best 4 assists and adding 4 rebounds and 3 steals in 35 minutes ... had 16 second-half points ... broke out of his shooting slump with a 7-for-9 shooting night against New Mexico, including 5-of-6 from three-point range, to score 19 points while adding 4 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal in 23 minutes ... recorded 10 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal in 22 minutes against San Diego State ... scored 25 points on 9-for-17 shooting from the field, including a 5-for-9 mark from three-point range, against Colorado State to go along with 6 rebounds and 1 assist in 27 minutes off the bench ... returned to the starting lineup at Wake Forest, posting 9 points, 1 assist and 1 steal in 30 minutes while coming one rebound away from his career high with 8 boards ... posted 17 points against Loyola Marymount thanks in part to 5-for-10 shooting from three-point range ... also added a team-high 8 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 assists in 18 minutes off the bench ... scored a game-high 19 points, including 15 in the second half, with 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks and 2 steals in 27 minutes vs. SUU ... contributed across the board with 10 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks and 1 steal in 22 minutes against Pepperdine ... scored 11 points in 25 minutes against Lamar to go along with 8 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 block ... tallied 8 points, 4 rebounds and 1 steal in 31 minutes against No. 9 Michigan State ... contributed across the board against Weber State with 14 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 1 block in 27 minutes ... recorded 13 points, 3 rebounds and 2 steals in 25 minutes at Portland ... tied his career high with six three-pointers made against No. 1 North Carolina to tally 18 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 block and 1 assist in a personal-best 38 minutes ... went 5-for-8 from three-point range in the first half, including a buzzer-beater to cut the Tar Heel lead to single digits going into the locker room ... smashed his previous career high with 29 points against No. 6 Louisville, setting personal bests in field goals made (10), field goals attempted (22), three-point field goals made (11) and minutes (36) ... also pulled down seven rebounds while adding 2 steals and 1 assist ... garnered game-high rebounding honors with 8 boards to go along with 16 points in a career-most 27 minutes against Hartford ... scored 13 points with 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block and 1 steal in 20 minutes vs. Jackson State ... came just one point away from tying his career high with 17 points against Idaho State in his second career start ... also added 4 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 assist in a personal-best 25 minutes ... tied for team-high rebounding honors with a career-high 9 boards in his first career start at Long Beach State while adding 6 points, 2 steals and 1 assist in 22 minutes.

2008-2009 | Junior Year

Earned third-team All-MWC honors ... played in and started all 33 games ... was first on the team in rebounding (7.2) and threes (85), second on the team in steals (49) and third in scoring (15.7) and three-point percentage (.381) ... scored in double figures 26 times and had 20-plus points 10 times ... had a team-high 7 double-doubles ... led the team in scoring 12 times and rebounding 18 times ... ranked in the top 10 in the MWC in 6 statistical categories including scoring (6th), rebounding (4th), steals (3rd), three-point field goal percentage (8th), three-pointers made (2nd) and defensive rebounds (2nd) ... ranked 57th in the NCAA in three-pointers made and 79th in three-point percentage ... in the NCAA Tournament against Texas A&M posted 9 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 steals ... had 5 points, 4 rebounds and 1 steal against San Diego State in the MWC semifinals ... posted 19 points and 11 rebounds for his 7th double-double of the season vs. Air Force in the MWC Tournament ... added 3 assists, 1 steal and 4 threes against the Falcons ... scored 7 points and had 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block and 1 steal against Air Force ... recorded a double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds at Wyoming ... hit 3-of-6 from downtown and had 1 block against the Cowboys ... posted 8 rebounds against Utah ... scored 11 points and had 6 boards, 1 block and 1 steal at San Diego State ... set the BYU season record for consecutive games with a made three (22) by hitting a trey in the first half at San Diego State ... had his fifth double-double of the season with 19 points and 11 rebounds at UNLV ... hit 7-of-15 from the field, including 5-of-9 from downtown ... had hit a three in 21-consecutive games, tying the BYU record for games with a made three ... against New Mexico scored 22 points on 9-of-17 shooting from the field and 3-of-5 from downtown ... added 7 rebounds and 1 assist ... hit a three for the 20th-consecutive game ... at TCU hit 8-of-13 from the field, including 2-of-5 from downtown, for 19 points16 points came in the first half ... added 6 rebounds and 1 steal against the Horned Frogs ... shot 8-of-11 from the field and a career-best 5-of-5 from downtown for 21 points against Colorado State ... added 11 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the season ... had 4 assists against the Rams ... scored 17 points on 7-of-14 shooting at Air Force ... added 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 steals against the Falcons ... had 5 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals against Wyoming ... extended his streak of games with a made three to 16 ... scored 14 points all in the second half and overtime at Utah on 5-of-13 shooting ... hit 2 three-pointers and had 6 rebounds and 1 steal ... totaled 16 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block and 1 steal against San Diego State ... shot 5-of-10 from the field, 4-of-7 from three and 2-of-2 from the free throw line against the Aztecs ... posted 21 points and a career-high 13 boards while tying a career high of 5 steals against UNLV ... hit 3 treys to pass Mike Rose for second all-time in career threes ... hit 4-of-4 from the free throw line against the Lobos ... scored 13 points at New Mexico ... hit 3 threes and posted 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal vs. the Lobos ... totaled 14 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block and 2 steals vs. TCU ... hit 6-of-13 from the field and nailed 2 shots from downtown, the 11th-straight and 15th in 16 games this season with a made three ... posted 7 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal at Colorado State ... hit 1-of-2 from downtown, his 10th-straight and 14th in 15 games with a made three ... totaled 22 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block and 3 steals against Western Oregon ... hit 8-of-15 from the field and 2-of-5 from downtown against the Wolves ... scored 18 points on 7-of-17 shooting against Wake Forest and grabbed 9 rebounds ... hit 4 threes against the Demon Deacons, the 11th times this season hitting more than 1 three in a game ... registered a double-double at Tulsa with 20 points and 10 rebounds, his second double-double of the season and fourth of his career ... scored at least 20 points for the fourth time in 5 games ... hit 9-of-17 from the field and 2-of-5 from downtown while adding 1 assist, 1 block and 4 steals ... had his second-consecutive 20-point game, scoring 24 points on 10-of-19 shooting against Arizona State ... hit 4 threes and had 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block and 1 steal ... tied his season high with 25 points against Portland on 7-of-14 shooting from the field, 5-of-11 from downtown and 6-of-6 from the free throw line ... also had 6 rebounds and 1 steal against the Pilots ... against Boise State totaled 13 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block and 2 steals ... hit 3-of-6 from downtown ... scored 24 points and grabbed 9 rebounds against Utah State at Energy Solutions Arena ... added a season-best 4 steals and 1 block ... matched his career high with 39 minutes played ... dished out a career-high 6 assists at Weber State ... scored 11 points and grabbed 7 rebounds ... hit 10-of-17 from the field for 23 points at Idaho State ... added 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals ... had 10 rebounds and 3 assists against Cal Poly ... scored 18 points and had 5 rebounds and 3 steals against Rice ... hit 3 threes to surpass Terrell Lyday for fourth all-time at BYU in career three-pointers (130) ... scored a season-high 25 points on 10-of-16 shooting from the field and 5-of-10 shooting from downtown ... added 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 steal against North Florida ... registered a double-double at Pepperdine with 17 points and 10 assists ... hit 7-of-13 from the field and 3-of-7 from three-point range while collecting 3 steals, 1 block and 1 steal ... had 19 points and 7 boards against Long Beach State ... tied a career-high with 5 assists.

2009-2010 | Senior Year

Played in 36 games and started 7 ... named to All-MWC Third Team and Sixth Man of the Year ... averaged 10.1 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.4 steals ... shot .415 from the field, .387 from three and .814 from the free throw line ... scored in double figures 18 times ... led the team in scoring 3 times and rebounds 5 times ... finished with 7 points, 2 steals, 1 rebound and 1 assist vs. Kansas State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... hit 2 threes for 6 points to go with 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 3 steals vs. Florida in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... had 4 points, 1 assist and 2 steals at UNLV in the MWC Semifinals ... had 9 points, 2 rebounds and 1 assist vs. TCU in the MWC Quarterfinals ... scored a season-high 23 points on 9-of-12 shooting, hitting five treys and adding 4 rebounds, 3 steals and 3 assists at TCU ... had 2 rebounds and 1 steal at Utah ... went for 8 points, 6 boards, 2 assists and 1 steal vs. New Mexico ... had 11 points, 3 rebounds and 2 steals vs. San Diego State ... shot 7-for-12 for 17 points at Wyoming to go with 8 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 assists ... had 13 points while hitting 3-of-6 threes to go with 4 steals, 2 boards and 1 assist at Colorado State ... scored 17 points in the first half shooting 5-for-5 from the three-point line against Air Force, finishing with 19 points, 5 boards, 3 steals and 2 assists ... shot 7-for-12 from the field for 16 points, adding 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal in 33 minutes at UNLV ... had 6 points, 4 rebounds and 1 assist against TCU ... had 5 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1 steal against Utah ... scored 17 points on 5-of-11 shooting, making three treys and all four of his free throws, adding 4 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 assist and 1 block at New Mexico ... at San Diego State, had 5 boards, 3 points, 2 assists, 1 steal and 1 block ... pulled down 5 rebounds with 3 points and 2 assists versus Wyoming ... had 14 points, 4 steals, 3 boards and 2 assists versus Colorado State ... grabbed 6 rebounds with 5 points, 2 assists and 2 steals in 30 minutes at Air Force ... scored a season-high 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting, adding 6 boards, 2 assists, and 1 steal in just 17 minutes at UTEP ... set a season-high with 9 rebounds and matched his season-high of 17 points, including 4 treys, adding 3 assists, 2 blocks and 1 steal against UNLV ... made his first six shots, including 3-of-3 from downtown, to score 15 points and adding 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 block against Eastern New Mexico ... at Arizona, had 5 boards, 2 points and 2 assists in 22 minutes ... had 7 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists vs. Nebraska ... had 2 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals vs. Nevada ... scored 5 points and had 1 rebound against Eastern Washington ... scored 14 points on 7-of-12 shooting against Wagner in addition to 4 rebounds and 1 steal ... scored 10 points with 4 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 assist at Fresno State ... had 9 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block and 1 steal against Arizona State ... broke the school record for most three-pointers in a career, making his 214th midway through the second half, finishing with 10 points and nabbing 2 boards against San Francisco ... had a team-high 8 rebounds, adding 4 points, 1 assist and 1 steal at Utah State ... scored 14 points, grabbed 7 rebounds, and added 2 steals and 1 assist in 32 minutes versus Weber State ... broke the school record for three-pointers attempted in a career, shooting 7 treys on the way to 14 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 block and 1 assist ... netted 17 points on 7-of-14 shooting, adding 5 boards, 2 steals and an assist at Hawaii ... totaled 4 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal against Idaho State ... had 13 points, 4 rebounds and 1 steal vs. Bradley.