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Jaren Jackson Jr.
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Jaren  Jackson Jr.

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Carmel, Ind.

High School:
La Lumiere

Height / Weight:
6-11 / 242

Position:
F

10/11/2017

Men's Basketball Media Day Coverage

Quotes and photos from the 2017 Men's Basketball Media Day.

10/11/2017

Michigan State Holds Men's Basketball Media Day

Coach Izzo and players talk about expectations for 2017-18 season.

THE WORD
Named Preseason Big Ten Newcomer of the Year by Lindy's Sports Annuals and Athlon Sports • Named to Street & Smith's Yearbooks Big Ten All-Newcomer and All-Defense Team • Preseason All-Big Ten second-team selection by Athlon Sports • One of the nation's elite freshmen • Versatile forward with great length and athleticism • Excellent shot blocker • Range out past the 3-point line • Strong offensive rebounder • Smart player.

High School
2017 McDonald's All-American and Jordan Brand All-American • Averaged more than 15 points and 10 rebounds for La Lumiere as a prep senior • Helped lead La Lumiere to championship at DICK'S Sporting Goods High School Nationals, scoring a team-high 17 points in the title game, and averaging 15.7 points and 8.0 rebounds in the tournament • Led La Lumiere to MaxPreps Independent Top 10 National Championship and a 29-1 record • 2017 MaxPreps Fourth-Team All-American • 2017 Naismith High School All-American honorable mention • Member of the 2017 USA Junior National Select Team at the Nike Hoop Summit, posting a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds in the USA victory over the World Select Team • All-USA Preseason Boys Basketball Team as selected by USA TODAY Sports • Member of the 2016 USA Basketball U17 team that won a gold medal in Spain • 2016 All-USA Central Indiana Boys Basketball Second Team • 2016 Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Underclass Supreme 15 • 2016 Indianapolis Star Indiana Junior All-Star • Averaged 16.1 points, 7.8 rebounds, 4.4 blocks and 1.1 steals as a junior at Park Tudor High School in Indianapolis • Shot .603 from the field, .442 from 3-point range and .803 from the foul line • Led Park Tudor to 2016 Class 3A regional semifinals, finishing the season with a 20-5 mark • Won back-to-back Indiana Class 2A state championships in 2014 (24-4) and 2015 (26-2) • Averaged 9.1 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 2.2 blocks as a sophomore • Totaled 11 points and nine rebounds in a 73-46 victory over Frankton in the 2015 state title game • Rated among the Top 10 players in his class by Rivals.com (#6), Scout.com (#6), 24/7 Sports (#8) and ESPN 100 (#9), resulting in a 24/7 Sports Composite ranking of #8.

Personal
Born Sept. 15, 1999 • Son of Jaren Sr. and Terri Jackson • Father, Jaren Sr., played college basketball at Georgetown and 13 years of professional basketball, including being a member of the 1999 NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs • Mother, Terri, is the Director of Operations for the Women's National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) • Communication major.

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