A returning starter at the "3" guard spot, Mallett is considered one of the best all-around players on the Missouri State squad ... He provides a solid inside and outside scoring threat, solid rebounding skills, defensive abilities, and is a tremendous leaper ... Also one of the nation's top free throw shooters after finishing 79th among all NCAA Division I players in 2009-10 (.833) ... Will challenge for Valley postseason honors again this season after earning MVC All-Newcomer distinction a year ago.
Started all 36 games in his first playing season at Missouri State ... Finished third on the team in scoring (10.6) and second in rebounding (5.6) in his first season at Missouri State ... Earned 2009-10 Missouri Valley Conference All-Newcomer Team honors ... Was 9th in The Valley in rebounding (5.6), 6th in free throw shooting (.833), and 9th in offensive rebounding (1.7) ... Scored 11 points in CollegeInsider.com Postseason Touranment semis vs. Creighton (3/24/10) ... Notched 9 rebounds and 3 steals vs. Louisiana Tech (3/22/10) ... Tallied 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting, including a career-high 3 three-pointers in CIT first-round win over Middle Tennessee (3/17/10) ... Scored team-high 18 points in MVC Tournament quarterfinals against Wichita State (3/5/10) with 8-for-10 effort at FT line ... Fouled out of first game as a Bear in OT loss at Indiana State (2/27/10) after 11 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals ... Made 15 straight free throws (2/3/10 to 2/17/10) ... Posted third straight double-figure scoring game in loss at Illinois State (2/17/10) with 12 points ... Notched career-high 22 points in win over Southern Illinois (2/10/10) with game-high 9 rebounds and 11-for-11 effort at the FT line ... Had third straight double-figure scoring output in win over Evansville (1/27/10) with 14 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 assists ... Had 13 points and 5 rebounds at Creighton (1/24/10) on EPSNU ... Posted team-high 18 points, including 8 in overtime, in home win over Indiana State (1/19/10) with 4 steals, 3 three-pointers ... Had his seventh straight double-figure scoring game with 11 points and 6 rebounds in win over Bradley (1/9/10) ... Recorded first 20-point game vs. Wichita State (1/6/10) with game-highs 21 points and 9 rebounds while going 7-for-7 at the free throw line with two three-pointers ... Named MVC Newcomer of the Week (1/4/10) and Coors Player of the Week after posting 45 points in first three MVC games and leading MSU to a 2-1 league start ... Posted first double-double as a Bear with 15 points and game-high 11 rebounds in win over Illinois State (1/1/10) ... Made most of his MVC debut at Evansville (12/29/09) with game-high 17 points, 3 steals, 2 treys, and 5 assists ... Earned MSU Coors Player of the Week after win at Saint Louis (12/19/09) with a 7-for-7 effort at the FT line, 15 points, and 3 assists ... Had 13 points and 9 boards in win over UT Martin (12/9/09) ... Had 12 points and 6 assists in his Missouri State debut vs. Auburn (11/22/09), including a thundering tomahawk dunk ... Made his first 9 free throws at Missouri State ... Posted 8 rebounds in his first two college games vs. Auburn (11/16/09) and Maryland Eastern Shore (11/20/09) ... Tied for team-high with 12 dunks ... Led squad in scoring 8 times, in rebounding 11 times and in assists 10 times ... Notched double-figures in scoring in 19 ball games and had six more games with 9 points ... Signed a National Letter of Intent on May 1, 2009 to join the Bears.
2008-09 - Marion Military Institute
Mallett was named 2008-09 Player of the Year in the 18-team Alabama Community College Conference after averaging 22.7 points, 9.5 rebounds, 4.1 assists, and 2.7 steals as a sophomore for the Marion (Ala.) Military Institute Tigers ... He ranked among the ACCC's top 10 players in most statistical categories, including first in scoring, fourth in rebounding and fourth in steals ... He made 53.2 percent of his field goal attempts (200-for-376) and secured 12 double-doubles in 2008-09, scoring 20 or more points in 24 of 29 games ... Also connected on team-best 30 three-pointers and made 77.9 percent of his free throws (159-for-204) ... The NJCAA Region 22 Player of the Year finished in the NJCAA Division I top 10 in scoring and was among the nation's top 25 rebounders ... Scored a career high 34 points on 12-of-14 shooting and 13-of-14 effort at the free throw line against Bevill State-Sumiton (2/2/09) ... Also snagged a career-best 22 rebounds in a game against Bevill State-Fayette (2/21/09) ... Team was 13-13 his sophomore season ... Finished two-year career at MMI with 983 points, 472 rebounds, 181 assists, 117 steals and 35 blocked shots in 58 games while knocking down 53 three-pointers and making 75.8 percent of his free throws (238-314).
2007-08 - Marion Military Institute
In 32 games as a freshman, he averaged 12.3 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists, while connecting on 56.2 percent of his field goal attempts (146-of-260) ... Started 23 times for the 21-12 Tigers ... Made good on 79-of-110 free throws (.718).
Standout performer at Wingfield High School in Jackson, Miss., for coach Herman Sanders ... In 2006-07, his Falcons finished 27-8 and reached the Mississippi Class 4A state semifinals ... The 2007 4A all-state honoree averaged 17.2 points and 8.3 rebounds per game en route to helping his team to district, regional, and south state titles ... Mallett was named as one of Mississippi's Top 30 players by MagnoliaPreps.com his senior season and participated in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game ... Was a two-time Clarion-Ledger All-Metro pick ... Was also recognized on the 2007 WAPT-TV Scholar-Athlete Team ... Earned honorable mention all-state distinction as a junior.
Jermaine Antonio Mallett was born 9/15/88 in Jackson, Miss. ... Son of Cynthia Mallett Morrison of Jackson, Miss. ... Has a brother, Sean, and a sister, Natasha ... Majoring in Criminology with a minor in Sociology ... Related to former Jackson State football standout Jamis Mallett and former Mississippi Valley football player Gerald Mallett ... Chose Missouri State over North Texas, Alabama State, Sam Houston State, Jacksonville, Ohio, Murray State, Texas Christian, and Georgia State ... Loves to watch ESPN SportsCenter ... Favorite movies are Life, Friday, and Step Brothers ... Participated in team community service projects in READ program, shoes for children, and The Kitchen ... Wants to play professional basketball after college with hopes of someday becoming a sports agent.