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Josh Jackson

USA Basketball

  • Gold Medals: 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship, 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship and 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
  • Named to the 2016 USA Junior National Select Team that will play in the 2016 Nike Hoop Summit on Dec. 14, 2015.
  • Participated in the 2015 USA Basketball Junior National Team October minicamp.
  • Member of the 2015 USA Basketball U19 National Team that captured the gold medal with a perfect 7-0 record at the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship in Heraklion, Greece; averaged 12.1 points and 7.0 rebounds a game. 
  • Member of the 2014 USA U17 World Championship Team that posted a 7-0 record and captured the FIBA U17 World Championship for Men gold medal in Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Started all seven games, averaged 10.6 ppg., 7.9 rpg. and 2.9 apg.
  • Member of the USA Basketball Men’s U16 National Team that posted a perfect 5-0 record en route to winning gold at the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Maldonado, Uruguay; started all five games and averaged 11.4 ppg. , 5.6 rpg., 1.8 apg. and 2.2 spg.
  • Named to the 2013-14 USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team on March 27, 2013.
  • Participated in the October 2012 USA Developmental National Team mini-camp, held in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 

High School Honors 

  • 2015 All-America second team.
  • 2015 All-state first team. 
  • 2013 MaxPreps Freshman All-American second team.
  • 2013 Associated Press All-State second team.
  • 2013 All-Michigan Metro Athletic Conference first team.
  • 2013 MLive.com All-Wayne County second team
  • 2013 MLive.com All-Metro Detroit Dream Team second team.
  • 2013 MLive.com Metro Detroit Boys Basketball 
  • Freshman of the Year.

High School Notes

  • As a junior at Prolific Prep in Napa Valley, California, averaged 31.2 ppg., 17.6 rpg., 5.4 apg. and 2.3 spg. while leading school to a 29-7 record; started all 36 games. 
  • Transferred in 2014 from Detroit Consortium College Prep School (Mich.), where he guided the school to their first state title, averaging 28.0 points, 15 
  • rebounds and six assists per game.
  • Led Consortium to the 2014 Class C state title as a sophomore and averaged 28 points, 15 rebounds and six assists per game.
  • As a freshman, led his team to a regional championship, the 2013 Michigan Class C quarterfinals and a 21-4 record; started all 25 games and averaged 18.0 ppg., 7.0 rpg., 6.0 apg., 2.0 spg. and 3.0 bpg.
  • Competed on the Consortium varsity team as an eighth-grader in 2011-12 and helped his squad advance to the state quarterfinals; started all 25 games and averaged 17.0 ppg., 6.0 rpg. and 5.0 apg.
  • Lists his best game as a 41-point, 11-rebound, seven-assist output versus Carolina Diamond AAU in 2012.
  • Competes in the summers for 1Nation Elite Sports.

Personal

  • Born in San Diego, California. 
  • Son of Apples Jones and Clarence Jones.
  • Tweets under handle @J_Josh11. 

The Inside Scoop

  • Remembers the competitiveness displayed by athletes competing in the London Olympics.
  • Favorite player on the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team: LeBron James because, “he plays all positions on the court.”
  • Plans on majoring in: sports/media communications.
  • If he could drive anything, it would be: something that is safe and runs well.
  • Top five movies of all time: King’s Ransom, Friday, Fast 5, 300 and The Pursuit of Happyness.
  • Favorite non-sports magazine: Jet.
  • Favorite sports magazine: ESPN The Magazine.
  • Favorite sport other than basketball: football.
  • Favorite class: math.
  • Favorite team: Miami Heat.
  • Favorite Olympian: Michael Phelps.
  • Best player ever faced: everybody he faces.
  • Most impressive person ever met: his dad because, “he is a strong-minded/willed male who loves and provides for his family.”
  • Would compare his game to: Kevin Durant.
  • This right-hander wears No. 11 because: it’s sweet.
  • Away from the court, enjoys: spending time with his family.
  • Most people don’t know: he likes to play chess. 
  • Travels outside the United States to Canada once a year.     

USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2015 U19
7/7
34- 69
.492 6- 12
.500 9- 14
.642 49/ 7.0
85/ 12.1
14 6
14
2014 U17 7/7 32- 63 .508 0- 7 .000 10- 17 .588 55/ 7.9 74/ 10.6 20 6 9
2013 U16
5/5
24- 40
.600
2- 7
.286
7- 15
.467
28/ 5.6
57/ 11.4
9
3
11
Totals 19/19
90- 172
.523 8- 26
.308 26- 46
.566 132/ 6.9
216/ 11.4
43 15 34

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