Michigan State 5-star commit Jaren Jackson Jr. opened his senior season at La Lumiere with a bang.
A high energy rebounder, shot-blocker and skilled finisher at the rim, Jackson showed all his skills as his future college coach Tom Izzo watched in Crown Point, Indiana.
The loaded La Lumiere squad opened its season going 2-0 against area prep schools at the Don Bosco Prep Hub City Classic. In the Preseason FAB 50 powered by Ballislife.com, La Lumiere checked in at No. 2 nationally behind Oak Hill Academy.
The 6’10 17 year old Jackson was the first member of the 2017 MSU recruiting class. Currently ranked 15th (Rivals), 29th (Scout), 22nd (247) and 26th (ESPN 100) overall in the Class of 2017, Jackson Jr has since been joined by 4-star Grand Rapids (Michiga) Christian forward Xavier Tillman.
The other committed senior at La Lumiere is 4-star Michigan commit Jordan Poole. Five-star wing Brian Bowen is on the team, but has not yet picked a school. 2017 Center from Australia Jacob Epperson and 2019 PG Tyger Campbell help round out one of the most devastating lineups in prep hoops.
Over the summer, Jackson averaged 15.7 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.9 blocks, 1.2 assists and 1.1 steals on 45.5 percent shooting from the field playing for the Spiece Indy Heat alongside Tillman and Tyger Campbell at the Nike EYBL.
Jackson comes from a basketball family as his dad Jaren Sr. starred at Georgetown (1985-1989) and played on multiple NBA teams, including the 1999 NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs and his mom Terri is The WNBA Players Association director of operations.
Check out these raw highlights from Jaren Jackson Jr. playing with La Lumiere at the Don Bosco Prep Hub City Classic (Crown Point, IN).
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