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Memphis Grizzlies | #13 | Forward-Center

Jaren

Jackson Jr.

PPG

16.3

RPG

5.8

APG

1.1

PIE

9.6

HEIGHT

6'11" (2.11m)

WEIGHT

242lb (110kg)

COUNTRY

USA

LAST ATTENDED

Michigan State

AGE

23 years

BIRTHDATE

September 15, 1999

DRAFT

2018 R1 Pick 4

EXPERIENCE

4 Years

6'11" | 242lb | 23 years

DRAFT

2018 R1 Pick 4

BIRTHDATE

September 15, 1999

COUNTRY

USA

LAST ATTENDED

Michigan State

EXPERIENCE

4 Years

Player Bio

Jackson was born Sep. 15, 1999 in Plainfield, New Jersey. He grew up in Carmel, Indiana. His father, Jaren Jackson Sr., played 12 seasons in the NBA and won the 1999 NBA title as a member of the Spurs. Jackson Jr.'s mother, Terri Jackson, is the director of operations for the Women's National Basketball Players Association as of 2020. Jackson Jr. attended Park Tudor High School, leading the team to back-to-back Indiana Class 2A state championships in 2014 and 2015. As a prep senior, he played for La Lumiere and led the team to a 29-1 record and the MaxPreps Independent Top 10 National Championship. While at Michigan State, Jackson majored in communications. You can follow Jackson on Twitter @jarenjacksonjr. Jackson was named the 2017-18 Big Ten Rookie of the Year. He helped lead Michigan State to the Round of 32 in the 2018 NCAA Tournament and was named to both the 2017-18 Big Ten All-Defense and Big Ten All-Freshman teams. The Carmel, Indiana native led the Spartans in blocks with 3.0 per game. He was also third on the team in rebounds (5.8) per game and fifth in points per game (10.9). Jackson announced that he would enter the 2018 NBA Draft after his freshman year. He was drafted fourth overall by the Grizzlies.