Jaren Jackson Jr Celebrity Life
Jaren Walter Jackson Junior was born on 15th September 1999 and is a professional basketball player in the United States of America. At present, Jackson Jr. plays for the National Basketball Association’s Memphis Grizzles. Jackson Jr. played basketball at the college level for the Michigan State Spartans.
The player played basketball at the varsity level at Park Tudor School, which is situated in Indianapolis in the state of Indiana. He played here for 3 years before shifting to La Lumiere.
The Memphis Grizzlies selected Jackson Jr. as the overall 4th pick in the NBA draft of 2018. He joined Memphis Grizzles after playing college-level basketball for 1 year at Michigan State University. Jackson facilitated the U.S. team to win the 2016 World Championships (FIBA) at the under-17 level.
The player began his basketball career in high school while studying in Park Tudor School. Jackson participated in varsity basketball matches for 3 years and his average scores were 10 points, 3 blocks, and 6 rebounds per game. His team became the IHSAA state basketball champion twice while studied at Park Tudor.
Jackson was the teammate of Trevon Bluiett then who is at present a member of the New Orleans team and was an erstwhile Xavier University standout. During his senior year, the player shifted to La Lumiere School where he began the varsity squad.
Regarded as one of the best basketball players in the graduating class of 2017, Jackson was ranked as the 5th top player in the country by Scout.com. He was also considered first in his position, as well as, second overall in the Midwest.
Jackson was ranked by the ESPN as the 8th top player in the list of ESPN 100 players, as well as, second-best in the country. Several prominent programs recruited Jackson Jr. including Notre Dame, Michigan State, Indiana, Butler, Maryland, and Purdue among others.
College basketball career
Jackson declared his intention of signing a letter of intent for becoming a team member of Michigan State on 15th September. The letter of intent was signed by him on 9th November 2016. He made his debut at the college level on 10th November 2017 and recorded 13 rebounds, a season-high performance, and 12 points when his team defeated the North Florida Ospreys.
Only 4 days afterward, the player went on to record 19 points, a season-high score then but lost to the Duke Blue Devils ranked #1 then. Jackson declared his intention to enter the NBA draft of 2018 on 2nd April 2018 where he was regarded as a possible top-tier lottery choice.
A professional career with Memphis Grizzles from 2018 to present
The player was chosen by the Memphis Grizzles as the 4th overall pick on 21st June 2018 in the NBA draft of 2018. He entered into a rookie-scale, multi-year agreement on 1st July 2018 with the Grizzles. He suffered from a big bruise on his thigh and had to stay away from the court from the remaining part of the season.
A career in the national team
He assisted the US under-17 team of basketball to clinch the prestigious gold medal at the FIBA World Championships of 2016 where he had scored 6 rebounds and 2 points. Jackson Jr. had also been a member of the Junior National Select Team of the US, which took part in the Nike Hoop Summit of 2017 that was hosted in Portland, Oregon.
Jaren Jackson Jr.’s parents are Terri Jackson and Jaren Jackson. Jaren Jackson, the player’s father is a former player of National BasketballAssociation and has also been a professional basketball coach in the past.
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