The Spartans take on the Orange in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
The Spartans prepare to open play in the NCAA tournament in Detroit.
Michigan State vs. Michigan (USATSI) Men's Basketball
Michigan State vs. Wisconsin (USATSI) Men's Basketball
Michigan State vs. Illinois
2017-18 Game-by-Game Stats
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.
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.
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.