Josh Jackson (basketball)

Josh Jackson

No. 11 Kansas Jayhawks
Position Small forward / Shooting guard
League Big 12 Conference
Personal information
Born (1997-02-10) February 10, 1997
San Diego, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 207 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school Justin-Siena (Napa, California)
College Kansas (2016–present)
Career highlights and awards

Joshua O’Neal "Josh" Jackson (born February 10, 1997) is an American basketball player. On April 11, 2016, Jackson announced via Twitter that he will play for the Kansas Jayhawks for the 2016–17 season.

Early life

Jackson was born in San Diego, California.[1] He attended Consortium College Prep School in Detroit, Michigan his freshman and sophomore years, before moving to Napa, California to attend Justin-Siena High School.

High school career

As a freshman he averaged 17 points, six rebounds, four assists and four blocks per game.[2] As a sophomore he led the school to their first state title.[3] He averaged 28 points, 15 rebounds and six assists per game.[4]

Prior to his junior year, Jackson and his family moved to California to attend Justin-Siena High School in Napa, California and play for Prolific Prep.[5][6][7] As a Junior, he averaged 31.2 points per game and 5.4 Assist. As a Senior, Jackson averaged 26.9 Points and 13.1 rebounds per game. Jackson played AAU basketball for 1Nation Elite.

In March 2016 Jackson, played in the 2016 McDonald's All-American Game and joint led the scoring with 19 points, whilst also recording four rebounds and three assists. He was named Co-MVP alongside Frank Jackson.[8]

Jackson is a five-star recruit and is regarded as one of the top players in the 2016 class.[9][10][11] He was ranked number one in the 2016 class by[12]

College career

On April 11, 2016, Jackson tweeted that he would be attending the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas to play basketball, picking KU over Michigan State and Arizona.[12][13]


  1. Roberts, Ben (2014-07-20). "Star recruit's mom says he's not being recruited | Lexington Herald-Leader". Retrieved 2016-04-06.
  2. "Metro Detroit boys and girls basketball Freshman of the Year: Josh Jackson and Bailey Thomas are future stars -". Retrieved 2016-04-06.
  3. "Josh Jackson leads Detroit Consortium basketball to first Class C title, breaks silence to share season of joy -". Retrieved 2016-04-06.
  4. "Josh Jackson of Detroit Consortium is 2014 MLive Detroit Player of the Year for boys basketball -". 2014-04-11. Retrieved 2016-04-06.
  5. "Josh Jackson announces transfer to Justin-Siena, a Catholic prep school in California -". Retrieved 2016-04-06.
  6. "Detroit Free Press - Home". Retrieved 2016-04-06.
  7. Sernoffsky, Evan (2014-07-31). "Basketball star headed to Napa school that doesn't yet exist". SFGate. Retrieved 2016-04-06.
  8. "Co-MVP Josh Jackson does some of everything in McDonald's All American Game win". USA Today High School Sports. Retrieved 2016-04-04.
  9. "Rivals". Retrieved 2016-04-06.
  10. "Josh Jackson - Basketball Recruiting - Player Profiles - ESPN". Retrieved 2016-04-06.
  11. "Josh Jackson, Prolific Prep SF - Scout". Retrieved 2016-04-06.
  12. 1 2 Newell, Jesse (April 11, 2016). "No. 1 recruit Josh Jackson commits to KU basketball". Kansas City Star. Kansas City, Missouri. Retrieved April 13, 2016.
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