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Memphis Grizzlies | #13 | Forward-Center

Jaren

Jackson Jr.

PPG

14.4

RPG

5.6

APG

1.1

PIE

9.7

6'11" | 242lb | 22 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Appeared in 58 games (56 starts) last season as a rookie for the Memphis Grizzlies… Has averaged 13.8 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.41 blocks in 26.1 minutes while shooting 50.6 percent from the field, 35.9 percent from three-point range and 76.6 percent from the free throw line… Has officially missed 24 games due to injury… Has scored in double figures 43 times, including 11 games with at least 20 points and one game with at least 30 points… Has grabbed double-digit rebounds twice… Has posted two double-doubles... Has recorded multiple blocks in a game 20 times… His career high for consecutive games scoring in double figures is seven (Jan. 2-14, 2019).

BEFORE NBA

Played one season at Michigan State University (2017-18)… Appeared in 35 games (34 starts) in his lone season with the Spartans and averaged 10.9 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 3.03 blocks in 21.8 minutes while shooting 51.3 percent from the field, 39.6 percent from three-point range and 79.7 percent from the free throw line… Became the second player to be named Big Ten Freshman and Defensive Player of the Year in the same year (Greg Oden)… Selected to the All-Big Ten Third Team and to the Big Ten All-Defensive Team by the coaches and media… Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week four times… Led the Spartans and ranked seventh in the nation in blocks per game, and his 106 blocks set the school single-season record… Scored in double figures 25 times, including two games with at least 20 points… Scored a career-high 27 points on Feb. 13 at Minnesota… Grabbed double-digit rebounds six times… Hauled in a career-high 13 rebounds on Nov. 10 vs. North Florida in his collegiate debut and matched that total on Dec. 9 vs. Southern Utah… Posted six double-doubles… Set a school record with a career-high eight blocks on Dec. 5 vs. Rutgers.

PERSONAL LIFE

Born Sept. 15, 1999 in Plainfield, New Jersey and grew up in Carmel, Indiana outside Indianapolis… Son of Terri and Jaren Jackson Sr… Jaren Sr. played for nine teams over his 12-year pro career, winning the 1999 NBA Championship as a member of the San Antonio Spurs… Terri is director of operations for the Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA)… Majored in communications at Michigan State… A 2017 McDonald’s and Jordan Brand All-American… Played for La Lumiere as a prep senior, leading the team to a 29-1 record and the MaxPreps Independent Top 10 National Championship… Attended Park Tudor High School, leading the school to the 2016 Class 3A regional semifinals (20-5 record) and back-to-back Indiana Class 2A state championships in 2014 (24-4) and 2015 (26-2).