One of the most decorated freshman in the history of Kansas basketball … Named to numerous All-America teams in his lone season at Kansas … Became only the fourth KU freshman to be named first-team all-conference, joining Brandon Rush (Big 12 in 2006), Dave Robisch (Big Eight in 1969) and Darnell Valentine (Big Eight in 1978).
• All-America (Wooden-first team, NABC-second team, Sporting News-second team, USA TODAY-second team, NBC Sports-second team, Associated Press-third team, CBS-second team)
• Freshman All-America (Sporting News)
• USBWA District VI All-District
• Big 12 Freshman of the Year
• All-Big 12 First Team (Big 12 coaches, AP)
• Big 12 All-Newcomer Team
• Naismith Trophy Player of the Year Semifinalists (1 of 10)
• Big 12 Player of the Week [12/27/2016, 2/13/2017]
• Big 12 Newcomer of the Week [11/21/2016, 11/28/2016, 1/9/2017, 1/16/2017, 1/30/2017, 2/20/2017, 2/27/2017]
• Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Week [1/17/2017, 2/14/2017]
• Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Watch List Finalist (1 of 10)
• Wayman Tisdale Award Midseason Watch List (1 of 12)
• CBE Hall of Fame Classic MVP
• CBE Hall of Fame Classic All-Tournament Team
• Posted a Kansas freshman record with 13 double-doubles.
• Also set the KU freshman record with 220 field goals made, 429 field goals attempted and tied for first with 258 rebounds (Danny Manning in 1985).
• Was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week a KU record seven times.
• Piggybacked two USBWA National Freshman of the Week honors with his league newcomer weekly awards.
• Twice was named Big 12 Player of the Week.
• In only one season, Jackson’s nine Big 12 weekly honors were more than any other Jayhawk for his career, passing Nick Collison’s eight from 2000-03.
• Was sixth in the Big 12, tops among freshmen, in scoring at 16.3 points per game.
• Ranked fifth in the Big 12 in rebound average at 7.4.
• Also ranked among the league leaders in field goal percentage (sixth at 51.3), steals (tied for sixth at 1.7) and blocked shots (13th at 1.1).
• Led Kansas in scoring nine times and in rebounds in 13 contests.
• Scored a career-high 31 points, with 11 rebounds, and had the game-winning free throw at Texas Tech (Feb. 11).
• Twice pulled down a career-high 12 rebounds: vs. UMKC (Dec. 6) and vs. Oklahoma (Feb. 27).
• Had a career-high five steals against West Virginia (Feb. 14).
• Recorded a career-high five blocked shots versus Nebraska (Dec. 10).
• Was named the CBE Hall of Fame Classic Most Valuable Player after averaging 18.5 points and 9.0 rebounds in wins against UAB (Nov. 21) and Georgia (Nov. 22).
KANSAS FRESHMAN RANKINGS
Double-Doubles: First (13)
Field Goals Made: First (220)
Field Goals Attempted: First (429)
Rebounds: Tied for First (258)
Points: Third (572)
Scoring Average: Second (16.3)
Free Throws Made: Tied for Third (98)
Free Throws Attempted: Second (173)
Steals: Fifth (55)
Minutes: Fourth (1,077)
USA BASKETBALL [USAB.com bio]
• Gold Medals: 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship, 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship, 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
• Named to the 2016 USA Junior National Select Team that played in the 2016 Nike Hoop Summit on Dec. 14, 2015.
• Participated in the 2015 USA Basketball Junior National Team October minicamp.
• Member of the 2015 USA Basketball U19 National Team that captured the gold medal with a perfect 7-0 record at the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship in Heraklion, Greece … averaged 12.1 points and 7.0 rebounds a game.
• Member of the 2014 USA U17 World Championship Team that posted a 7-0 record and captured the FIBA U17 World Championship for Men gold medal in Dubai, United Arab Emirates … Started all seven games, averaged 10.6 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists.
• Member of the USA Basketball Men’s U16 National Team that posted a perfect 5-0 record en route to winning gold at the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Maldonado, Uruguay … started all five games and averaged 11.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 2.2 steals.
• Named to the 2013-14 USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team on March 27, 2013.
• Participated in the October 2012 USA Developmental National Team mini-camp, held in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
• Attended Consortium College Prep School in Detroit, Michigan, during his freshman and sophomore years before moving to Napa, California, to attend Justin-Siena High School and compete for Prolific Prep … played for head coach Billy McKnight at Prolific Prep.
• As a senior at Prolific Prep, averaged 26.9 points, 13.1 rebounds and 6.3 assists per game in 2015-16.
• As a junior at Prolific Prep, averaged 31.2 points, 17.6 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 2.3 steals while leading school to a 29-7 record … Started all 36 games.
• Guided Detroit Consortium College Prep School to its first state title in 2014, averaging 28.0 points, 15 rebounds and six assists per game.
• As a freshman, led his team to a regional championship, the 2013 Michigan Class C quarterfinals and a 21-4 record… started all 25 games and averaged 18.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 2.0 steals and 3.0 blocks.
• Competed on the Consortium varsity team as an eighth grader in 2011-12 and helped his squad advance to the state quarterfinals … Started all 25 games and averaged 17.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg and 5.0 apg.
• Lists his best game as a 41-point, 11-rebound, and seven-assist output versus Carolina Diamond AAU in 2012.
• Competed in the summers for 1Nation Elite Sports.
• Born Joshua O’Neal Jackson in San Diego, California.
• Son of Apples Jones and stepson to the late Clarence Jones.