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Jaden Springer

USA Basketball Notes

  • Took part in the 2019 USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team October minicamp.
  • 2017 USA Basketball Men’s U16 National Team training camp participant.
  • Participated in the 2016 USA Basketball Junior National Team October minicamp.

College Notes

  • Is currently considering University of Arizona, Duke University, University of Kansas, University and University of North Carolina.

Prep Honors

  • 2017 MaxPreps Freshman All-American second team.
  • 2017 Charlotte Observer All-Mecklenburg Team.
  • 2017 All-Southwestern 4A Conference.
  • 2017 Runna Report Freshman of the Year.
  • 2017 UABasketball Elite 24 Rising Freshman Game MVP.
  • 2016 Lighthouse Christian School (Tenn.) Most Outstanding Player.

Prep Notes

  • Attends Rocky River High School (N.C.), where he helped his team in 2016-17 to an 18-11 record and the state quarterfinals - the first state tournament in school history; started all 29 games and averaged 21.8 ppg., 9.4 rpg., 5.0 apg. 2.0 spg. and 1.8 bpg.
  • Started 24 of 24 games played on the Lighthouse Christian varsity team as an eighth grader, and averaged 19.2 ppg., 3.5 rpg. and 2.1 apg. as Lighthouse Christian finished the season 20-9.
  • Has started all 53 varsity games played during his two-year prep career, while compiling 1,070 points, 356 rebounds, 193 assists, 94 steals and 58 blocked shots.
  • Competes in the summer for BMaze Elite in the UAA circuit and is averaging 21.5 ppg., 6.4 rpg., 2.3 apg. and 3.4 spg. in 2017.
  • Also played football for two years and captured a pair of state championships.

Personal Notes

  • Son of Barbarita and Gary Springer Sr., has three brothers, Gary Jr. (30), Jordan (27) and Jamih (12), and one sister, Taniqua (34).
  • Born in his hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • Is a member of his school’s A/B Honor Roll.
  • Brother, Jordan, played basketball for the United States Military Academy (West Point), and is currently serving in the U.S. Army.
  • Father was an All-America honorable mention basketball athlete at Iona College and was drafted in 1984 by the Philadelphia 76ers, but never played due to injuries; brother, Gary, also played at Iona.
  • Cousin of DeAndré Bembry, who plays for the Atlanta Hawks.
  • Lists his top five basketball moves as the spin move, step-back, crossover, hesitation and the Euro step.

The Scoop

  • Started playing basketball: when he was 4.
  • Favorite 2016 U.S. Olympic Team athlete: Kyrie Irving.
  • Wants to study: sports medicine.
  • Favorite Superhero: The Hulk.
  • Favorite app: Instagram.
  • Favorite sport other than basketball: football.
  • Favorite class: math.
  • Favorite player of all time: LeBron James.
  • Favorite Olympian: LeBron James.
  • Last book read for pleasure: “The Maze Runner” by James Dashner.
  • Compares his game to: Paul George.
  • Enjoys: hanging out with friends when away from the court.
  • Traveled to Bahamas in 2016 and Mexico in 2014.
  • Twitter: @jadenspringer11
  • Instagram: @_.jaden_

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