Jaren Jackson Jr. Biography

( 1999 - )
February 18, 2019
First published on:December 1, 2018
by John Max

Facts of Jaren Jackson Jr.

Date of Birth: 1999, September 15
Age: 20 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 11 Inch
Birth Name Jaren Jackson Jr.
Birth Place Plainfield, New Jersey
Famous Name Jaren Jackson Jr.
Horoscope Virgo
Father Jaren Jackson
Father Nationality American
Mother Terri Jackson
Mother Nationality American
Salary $5,922,720
School Location Indianapolis, Indiana
Points 10
Rebounds 6
University Team Michigan State
No. of Twitter Followers 28.2k
No. of Instagram Followers 80.6k
Weight 242
Position in Team center
Current team Memphis Grizzlies
Nationality American
Ethnicity Afro-American
Profession basketball
Famous for Basketball
Started career as basketball player
Currently Working For Memphis Grizzlies
University attended Michigan State
School attended Park Tudor

Jaren Jackson Jr. is an American professional basketball player who plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). As of 2019, Jaren Jackson Jr. currently plays for the Memphis Grizzlies as their center.


As a center, Jaren Jackson Jr. reportedly earns around $5,922,720 as his yearly salary from Memphis Grizzlies. He has just started his career so, his net worth is yet to be determined.

Jaren Jackson Jr.'s Salary and Net Worth

As of 2019, the net worth Jaren Jackson Jr. is estimated no less than the seven-digit figure. He has just started his career in the NBA.

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Currently, Jaren Jackson Jr. is under a 2 year $12,842,520 contract with the Memphis Grizzlies, that includes $12,842,520 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $6,421,260. Hence, in 2018-19, he will earn a base salary of $5,915,040, while carrying a cap hit of $5,915,040 and a dead cap value of $12,125,911.

Jackson is the 194th best-paid NBA player this year.

Additionally, in August 2018, he has signed a multiyear footwear and apparel endorsement with Nike. 

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Other than being a famous NBA center, Jaren Jackson Jr. is pretty famous in social media. He has 80.6k Instagram followers and 28.2k Twitter followers.

Jaren Jackson Jr.'s Personal Life

Jackson is the son of retired professional basketball coach and NBA player, Jaren Jackson. He followed in his father's path and has made a name in basketball. Fans are curious about his dating affairs or relationship. However, there is no information regarding whom he is currently dating or having affair with. It seems that he is currently single.

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His Instagram page shows his love for the basketball game and he keeps posting pics of him playing the game. He seems to be totally focused on making his career in the NBA.

Jaren Jackson Jr.'s Early Life 

Jaren Jackson Jr. was born on September 15, 1999, in Plainfield, New Jersey to parents, Jaren Jackson, and Terri Jackson. As per his nationality, he is American and belongs to the Afro-American ethnic group. Further, his star sign is Virgo.

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Jaren Jackson Jr. attended Park Tudor in Indianapolis, Indiana where he played for his high school basketball team.

CAPTION: Jaren Jackson Jr. playing for Park Tudor SOURCE: Indystar

Jaren Jackson Jr., in his high school career, held an average of 10 points and 6 rebounds. After completing high school, Jaren Jackson Jr. enrolled at Michigan State and played for the Michigan State.

Jaren Jackson Jr.'s Professional Life

Jaren Jackson had a successful college career in basketball.  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.

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Jackson was selected with the fourth overall pick by the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2018 NBA draft on June .21, 2018. After a couple of weeks,  he signed a multi-year, rookie scale contract with the Grizzlies.

CAPTION: Jaren Jackson Jr. scoring for the Memphis Grizzlies SOURCE: Commercialappeal

Furthermore, Jackson played for the United States of America's under-17 basketball team at the FIBA 2016 World Championship and helped win the gold medal. He held averages of 4.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 1.2 blocked shots.

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He was also a member of the USA Junior National Select Team which participated in the Nike Hoop Summit, held in Portland, Oregon in 2017.

Facts and Stats of Jaren Jackson Jr.

Jaren Jackson Jr. is not only a world-class athlete but also has a very attractive individual. The Famous NBA star is 6 feet 11 inches in height and weighs around 109 kgs.

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