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Jaedon LeDee

USA Basketball Notes

  • Participated in the 2016 USA U17 World Championship Team training camp.
  • Participated in the 2015 USA U16 National Team training camp.
  • Named to the 2015-16 USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team on May 26, 2015.
  • Participated in the 2014 USA Men’s Junior National Team October minicamp.

College Notes

  • Is currently considering Alabama, Arizona, Baylor, Kentucky, Kansas, Kansas State, LSU, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, UCLA, TCU, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest, but says it is too early for a decision.

High School honors

  • Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Boys Large School Private All-State Team (2016).
  • All-South Zone (2015, 2016).
  • All-Southwest Preparatory Conference (2015, 2016).
  • All-tournament honors at the Cypress Christian Tournament and Mr. Basketball at the Lee College Tournament in 2015-16.

High School Notes

  • Attends The Kinkaid School (Texas), where he has compiled 1,172 points, 602 rebounds, 192 assists and 192 steals over 57 games in his two-year prep career.
  • As a sophomore in 2015-16, aided The Kinkaid School to a 22-11 record and a sixth place finish in the SPC; averaged 21.0 ppg., 10.0 rpg., 3.0 apg.
  • Finished sixth in the SPC with a 7-18 record in 2014-15; played in all 25 games and averaged 20.0 ppg., 11.0 rpg., 3.0 apg. and 3.0 spg.

Personal Notes

  • Son of Shawné and Herbert LeDee III; has one brother, Kyrie (4).
  • Goes by the nickname “Jae.”
  • Grandfather, Eulas E. Montgomery, served in the U.S. Army.
  • Father played basketball at Nevada-Reno and volleyball at Texas Southern; mother played volleyball at Texas Southern; cousin, Willis Reed was on the 1963 USA Pan American Games Team that claimed gold and the 1963 USA World Championship Team that finished in fourth place. He also played for the New York Knicks and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame in 1982; cousin, Natasha Watley played softball at UCLA and won a gold medal at the 2004 Olympics and silver at the 2008 Olympics; cousin, the late Orlando Woolridge, played at Notre Dame, in the NBA and Italy, he also was an assistant coach for the USA Women’s National Team in 1998 and 1999.
  • Writes poetry and has published works on the Academy of American Poets' website.

Inside Scoop

  • Started playing basketball when he was 9.
  • Favorite USA Men’s National Team player: Kyrie Irving.
  • Plans on studying petreoleum engineering in college.
  • Favorite superhero: Superman.
  • Favorite movies: “He Got Game,” “Friday After Next,” “Shrek,” “The Lion King” and “Space Jam.”
  • Has a female boxer named Sydney and a male boxer named Bron.
  • Favorite App: Snapchat.
  • Favorite sport aside from basketball: football.
  • Favorite class: math.
  • Favorite basketball player of all time: Penny Hardaway.
  • Favorite Olympian: Kobe Bryant.
  • Best player ever faced: Brandon Ingram.
  • Last book read for pleasure: “There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly” by Lucille Colandro.
  • Would compare his game to: Kobe Bryant.
  • Enjoys: hanging out with his family and friends.
  • Has never traveled outside the United States.
  • Instagram: @jledee12
  • Twitter: @jae_ledee

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