Jackson Jr.
Power Forward
Height / Weight
6' 11" / 242 lbs
Sep 15, 1999 (20)
Michigan State
NBA Draft
4th overall, 2018
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Full Name: Jaren Jackson Jr.
Nickname: JJJ
Place of Birth: Plainfield, New Jersey
Education: Michigan State
Parents: Terri and Jaren Jackson Sr.

Jaren Jackson Jr. Biography Details, Age, Net Worth, and Basketball Career

Jaren Walter Jackson Jr. was born on September 15, 1999, in Plainfield, New Jersey. Jackson is currently a professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies in the NBA.

Jaren was born to Hoya Terri Carmichael Jackson, and Jaren Jackson Sr. Jackson began his high school career with Park Tudor School in Indianapolis, Indiana. He later transferred to La Lumiere School in La Porte, Indiana for his senior season. Jaren played with New Orleans Pelicans player Trevon Bluiett in high school.

Following his high school career, Jaren Jackson Jr. attended Michigan State University. He played one season for the Spartans before entering the 2018 NBA Draft. Jackson was selected 4th overall in the 2018 NBA Draft by the Memphis Grizzlies. He is currently a member of the Memphis Grizzlies. 

Jaren Jackson Jr. Basketball Career

High School Career (La Lumiere School/ Park Tudor)

Jaren Jackson Jr. started his high school career by attending Park Tudor School in Indianapolis, Indiana. He played three years at Park Tudor. In his three years, Jackson averaged 10 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 blocks per game. He won two IHSAA state championships for Park Tudor. He played alongside current New Orleans Pelicans player Trevon Bluiett. Following his three successful years at Park Tudor, Jaren transferred to La Lumiere School in La Porte, Indiana. 

College Career (Michigan State Spartans)

Coming off a fantastic high school career, Jaren Jackson’s talent and oozing potential had college scouts all over him. He was a 5-star recruit and was ranked 5th overall in his recruitment class of 2017. He was also ranked #1 in his position. On September 15, 2016, Jackson declared that he would play for Michigan State. He signed his National Letter of Intent on November 9, 2016. In his college debut against the North Florida Ospreys on November 10, 2017, Jackson tallied 13 points and 13 rebounds. He continued to be successful and set his season-high of 21 points on January 22, 2018, against Illinois. He also added 11 rebounds and 6 blocks in that game. His career-high scoring game came against the Minnesota Golden Gophers on February 13, where Jackson poured in 27 points.

At the conclusion of the season, he was named the Big Ten's Defensive Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year, Big Ten's All-Freshman Team, and the All-Big Ten's Third Team. He then entered the 2018 NBA Draft.

NBA Career

Jaren Jackson Jr. was selected by the Memphis Grizzlies with the 4th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. He signed his multi-year deal on July 1, 2018. Jackson had a monster Summer League performance, exciting Memphis Grizzlies fans. In his rookie year, Jackson averaged 13.8 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists, and 1.5 blocks per game over 58 games. He suffered a deep bruise in his right thigh that caused him to miss a large portion of the 2019 season.

In the 2019-20 season, Jaren Jackson Jr. is averaging 16.9 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and 1.6 blocks per game over 28 minutes of play.

In the NBA bubble, Jackson Jr. tore his meniscus.

Jaren Jackson Jr. Net Worth, Salary, Endorsements & Career Earnings

Jaren Jackson Jr.’s current net worth is unknown. Throughout his first two years in the NBA, JJJ has earned $12,842,520. He is currently on a 3-year, $20,099,880 contract with the Memphis Grizzlies. This contract equates to an average annual salary of $6,699,960.

Upon being drafted, Jackson inked a multi-year deal with Nike, but the monetary details of this deal are undisclosed. 

Jaren Jackson Jr. Personal Life

Jaren Jackson Jr. was born in Plainfield, New Jersey. Jackson is currently a professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies in the NBA. Jaren was born to Hoya Terri Carmichael Jackson, and Jaren Jackson Sr. His father was a former professional basketball coach and former NBA player. Jackson Sr. played for multiple NBA teams in his career, having his best stint with the San Antonio Spurs in 1997-2001.

Having such a talented father with a high basketball IQ, Jaren Jackson Jr. was already destined to be a basketball player. Jaren currently does not have a wife or any children.

Awards & Achievements

Awards and Honors by Type:
1 x NBA All-Rookie First Team
Awards and Honors by Year:
NBA All-Rookie First Team

Jaren Jackson Jr. Fun Facts

  • His father was an NBA player.
  • Jaren’s parents used to call him “string bean” because he was so lanky as a child.
  • Jaren’s mother says that he would have been a lawyer like her if he did not become a professional basketball player.