About Justinian Jessup
Justinian Jessup was born May 23, 1998 in Longmont, Colorado, near Boulder. After a few elementary school years in Boise, Idaho, Jessup returned to his hometown to attend Longmont High School, where he lettered for four years. In his junior season, he led the basketball team in every key statistic when he averaged 17.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 3.2 steals per contest. He also led Longmont to the state title game. As a junior, he was named the 2015 Colorado 4A Player of the Year, Northern League Athlete of the Year, and was selected to the all-state first team. After his senior season, he was the number eight high school prospect in Colorado. The shooting guard decide to play college ball at Boise State, which he attended from 2016 to 2020. After his senior season at Boise State, he was named to the All-Mountain West Second Team.
In August of 2020, Jessup signed a "Next Stars" contract with the Hawks of the Australian National Basketball League (NBL), while maintaining his eligibility for the 2020 NBA Draft.