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Josh Jackson - Men's Basketball - Kansas Jayhawks

Josh Jackson

Position Guard
Height 6'8''
Weight 207 lbs.
Class Freshman
Hometown Detroit, Mich.
High School Justin-Siena HS [Calif.]

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).

2016-17 HONORS
• 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

2016-17 (FRESHMAN)
• 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).

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)

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.