Who is Jaren Jackson Jr.?

Jaren Jackson Jr. is an American competent basketball player of the NBA (National Basketball Association) for the Memphis Grizzlies. He was born on September 15, 1999, in Plainfield, New Jersey.

Jaren was born to Jaren Jackson and Terri Jackson, with the birth sign Virgo. He holds an American nationality and an Afro-American ethnicity. With the height of 6 feet 9 inches and weight about 110 kg, he has been able to maintain his body fit.

Quick Info
Celebrated NameJaren Jackson Jr.
ProfessionBasketball Player
Birth DateSeptember 15, 1999
Birth PlaceNew Jersey
Star SignVirgo
ParentsFather: Jaren Jackson
Mother: Terri Jackson
Height6 feet 9 inches
Weight110 kg
Marital StatusUnmarried

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High school career

Jaren attended Park Tudor School. During his high school, he played for three years. He averaged 10 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 locks, in each game. Moreover, at Park Tudor, he won two IHSAA state basketball championship. During this, he was a teammate with Trevon Bluiett. Eventually, he transferred for his senior years, to La Lumiere School. He there started varsity squad.


In the 2017 graduating class, Jaren was considered as one of the top players. He was ranked as the 5th best player nationally by the Scout.com. Also, he was ranked 1st in his respective position, and 2nd in the overall midwest region. Moreover, ESPN ranked him in 8th position in the ESPN 100, with 2nd in his position and 2nd regionally.

College career

Jaren announced to go for Michigan State on September 15, 2016. Eventually, on November 9, 2016, he signed the letter of intent. Furthermore, during his first play in his college, he hit with 13 points and a season-high 13 rebounds, on November 10, 2017. After four days, he recorded season-high 19 points in 88-81 loss. In the win over the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, he recorded 11 points and a career-high 8 blocks on December 5. Likewise, after four days, he recorded 17 points and another high 13 rebounds.

Jaren Jackson Jr.

On January 22, 2018, Jackson made a record of 21 points along with 11 rebounds and 6 blocks. Similarly, On February 13, he recorded his career-high 27 points. Eventually, he became Big Ten’s Defensive Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year. Also, Big Ten’s All-Freshman Team, and the All-Big Ten’s Third Team.

On April 2, Jaren announced his entry to the 2018 NBA draft. Moreover, he was also a potential top-tier lottery draft.

Professional career of Jaren Jackson Jr. 

Memphis Grizzlies (2018–present)

Memphis Grizzlies selected Jaren on June 21, 2018, for the 2018 NBA draft. Subsequently, he signed a multi-year agreement on July 1, 2018, with the Grizzles.

Sadly, he suffered from a deep bruise in his right thigh, due to which he was shut down for the remainder of the season. 

Jaren Jackson Jr.

National team career

Jaren and his team won the USA’s under 17 basketball team at the FIBA 2016 World Championships. Moreover, he scored two points along with six rebounds. He had 4.3 points, 1.2 blocked shots, 5.2 rebounds, and shot 5.3 per cent from the field.

Furthermore, Jaren was a member of the USA Junior National Select Team. 

Personal Life of Jaren Jackson Jr.

Jaren has followed the footsteps of his father. His father is a retired professional basketball coach and  NBA player.

Besides, there is no any information about Jaren’s relationships or affairs. He is probably single.