Key Stats

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Jaren Jackson Jr. is the prime example of a player who wasn't necessarily successful in college, but a prospect NBA teams are high on. He averaged only 10.9 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game as a freshman at Michigan State, but his versatility to defend multiple positions, switch onto guards, and stretch the floor with an efficient 3-point game gives him an edge over some of the other big men in this draft.

College Recap:

• Named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year and Big Ten Freshman of the Year last season.

• Has been on the steady incline as a prospect since his sophomore season of high school, going from unheralded to a top-10 recruit to a possible top-three NBA Draft pick.

• Father is former NBA shooting guard Jaren Jackson, who lacked his son's 6-11 height and 7-foot-5.5 wingspan.

Player profiles and scouting reports compiled by CBS Sports' Kyle Boone and 247Sports' Evan Daniels, Josh Gershon and Brian Snow  

Career Shooting Stats
2017-18Michigan State3576411923251.3389639.610613379.738210.9
TOTAL 3576411923251.3389639.610613379.738210.9
More Stats
2017-18Michigan State357642035.8391.1210.6106362
TOTAL 357642035.8391.1210.6106362
Game Log
November 2017
11/10vs. North FloridaW 98-66222-60-19-10310133442113
11/14vs. DukeL 81-88247-103-52-43471431419
11/19vs. Stony BrookW 93-71140-10-10-0134050030
11/23at DePaulW 73-51314-120-45-619102202313
11/24vs. ConnecticutW 77-57265-102-40-028100320312
11/26vs. North CarolinaW 63-45171-61-30-0235232133
11/30vs. Notre DameW 81-63142-51-30-0033043015
December 2017
12/03vs. NebraskaW 86-57243-91-48-837101230115
12/05at RutgersW 62-52264-50-13-51231482111
12/09vs. Southern UtahW 88-63263-70-211-1249131251117
12/16at OaklandW 86-73274-61-11-24371440310
12/18vs. Houston BaptistW 107-62180-20-04-5268056054
12/21vs. Long Beach StateW 102-60263-73-64-42463143013
12/29vs. Cleveland StateW 111-61204-71-23-30663440212
12/31vs. Savannah StateW 108-52273-31-13-61122221310
January 2018
01/04vs. MarylandW 91-61165-65-60-00110332215
01/07at Ohio StateL 64-80244-71-22-21121511111
01/10vs. RutgersW 76-72283-72-48-100552420216
01/13vs. MichiganL 72-82274-71-310-130330460219
01/19vs. IndianaW 85-57214-62-30-20663230210
01/22at IllinoisW 87-74305-60-011-1229110161221
01/26vs. WisconsinW 76-61304-81-42-42572440211
01/28at MarylandW 74-68204-62-32-23580541112
01/31vs. Penn StateW 76-68121-20-10-0022043012
February 2018
02/03at IndianaW 63-60254-81-31-30332171310
02/06at IowaW 96-93194-51-12-21452320111
02/10vs. PurdueW 68-65131-60-30-0145241012
02/13at MinnesotaW 87-572210-145-82-22463030027
02/17at NorthwesternW 65-60145-90-11-20000300111
02/20vs. IllinoisW 81-61183-51-31-2044045018
02/25at WisconsinW 68-63313-101-64-41560122011
March 2018
03/02vs. WisconsinW 63-60153-40-11-1123052017
03/03vs. MichiganL 64-75245-131-62-24371400313
03/16vs. BucknellW 82-78182-30-02-3224032016
03/18vs. SyracuseL 53-55150-40-02-2358130012