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Jaren Jackson Jr.

As of April 11, 2017.

USA Basketball Notes

  • Recorded a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds in 25 minutes of action in the 2017 Nike Hoop Summit.
  • Named to 2017 USA Junior National Select Team that will play in the 20th annual Nike Hoop Summit on Feb. 28, 2017.
  • Won gold with the 2016 USA Basketball Men’s U17 World Championshiop Team at the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championship in Zaragoza, Spain; saw action in six games, averaging 4.3 ppg. and 5.2 rpg and also had a team-high seven blocks.
  • 2016 USA Men's Junior National Team October minicamp participant.

College Notes

  • Signed National Letter of Intent to attend and play for Michigan State University on Nov. 9, 2016.

High School Honors

  • 2017 McDonald’s All-American.
  • 2017 Naismith High School All-America honorable mention.
  • 2016 USA Today All-USA Central Indiana second team.
  • 2016 Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Underclass Supreme 15.
  • 2016 IndyStar Indiana Junior all-star.

High School Notes

  • Ranked as the No. 16 overall prospect in the 2017 ESPN 100 recruiting rankings. 
  • Attends La Lumiere School (Ind.), who went 29-1 on the season and won the Dick’s Sporting Goods High School National Tournament on Saturday, April 1; averaged 15.7 ppg. and 8.0 rpg. in the tournament, including scoring a team-high 17 points in the championship game.
  • Averaged a team-high 16.1 ppg., 7.8 rpg., and 4.4 bpg. his junior year at Park Tudor H.S. in Indianapolis, Indiana, helping his team to a 20-5 record and teh Indiana Class 3A state semifinals.
  • Posted 11 points and nine rebounds in Park Tudor’s Class 2A state title victory in 2015.
  • Member of Park Tudor’s 2014 Class 2A state championship team.
  • Competes in the summer for Spiece Indy Heat (Ind.) in the EYBL.
  • Averaged 15.7 ppg and 7.0 rpg in 20 games for Spiece Indy Heat on EYBL circuit in 2016, scoring a high of 35 points on April 17 versus Alabama Challenge.

Personal Notes

  • Son of Terri and Jaren Jackson.
  • Born in Plainfield, New Jersey.
  • Father played at Georgetown and 13 years professionally for several of NBA and CBA teams, as well as one year in France, and was a member of the San Antonio Spurs team that captured the 1999 NBA championship.
  • Mother, Terri, has held the title of Director of Operations of the Women’s National Basketball Players Association since May 2016.

Inside Scoop

  • Started playing basketball when he was 7.
  • Plans on studying finance in college.
  • Favorite movies: “Project X” and “Straight Outta Compton.”
  • Favorite App: Instagram.
  • Favorite sport aside from basketball: soccer.
  • Favorite basketball player of all time: Kevin Durant.
  • Best player ever faced: Michael Porter.
  • Shoe size: 18.
  • Twitter: therealjnari_
  • Instagram: @jnari_

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