Basketball is, sure, one of the most popular games worldwide, and when we talk about one of the best young NBA players, Demetrius Jackson comes on the list.
Winning millions of hearts with his skills, Jackson’s career in the NBA certainly is more than impressive.
Similarly, Demetrius directly entered NBA from his university and collaborated with different professional basketball teams.
He subsequently played for Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets, South Bay Lakers, Joventut Badalona, and many more.
In this article, we’re discussing a lot more about this young basketball player Demetrius Jackson from his personal to professional life. Hence, make sure to read it till the end.
Before moving on, let’s have a look at the quick fact about Demetrius Jackson.
|Full Name||Demetrius Montell Jackson Jr.|
|Date of Birth||September 7, 1994|
|Birth Place||South Bend, Indiana, Unites States|
|Nick Name||Demetrius Jackson|
|Age||27 Years Old|
|Height||6 ft 1 inch (1.85 m)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg)|
|Father’s Name||Demetrius Jackson Sr.|
|Mother’s Name||Juanita Jones|
|Education||Marian High School|
University of Notre Dame
|Affiliations||Boston Celtics |
|Awards||McDonald’s All-American (2013)|
Indiana All-State (2013)
Second-team All-ACC (2016)
|Net Worth||$1.3 Million|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|
|Celtics Merch||Jersey, Shirt, Shorts|
|Last Update||June, 2022|
Demetrius Jackson | Early Life, Family, and Education
On September 7, 1994, Montell Jackson was born in South Bend, Indiana, United States. He is the son of proud parents, Demetrius Jackson Sr. and Juanita Jones.
It is said that after spending childhood with his biological parents, he lived with different foster families after the age of twelve.
Similarly, the information regarding the basketball player’s siblings is also missing. However, until the age of twelve, he lived with Demetrius Jackson Sr. and Juanita Jones in South Blend, United States, creating beautiful memories.
After living with two different foster families, he lived with Michael Whitfield(a basketball player).
Talking about Jackson’s education, the young boy joined Marian High School, where he played school basketball.
After schooling, the basketball player attended the University of Notre Dame in 2013 and graduated in 2016.
Demetrius Jackson | Age, Height, and Physical Appearances
As of 2022, Jackson is 27 years old, born under the Virgo sun sign. And the sun-sign Virgo people are known to be practical, logical, and hardworking at the same time.
Not to mention, Demetrius somehow matches his horoscope character.
Moving to his height, the basketball player possesses a height of 6 ft 1 inch (1.85 m). This is an outstanding height for a basketball player like him.
Likewise, with regular physical exercise and an appropriate diet plan, Demetrius weighs around 205 lb (93 kg).
When describing his physical appearance, Jackson has black color hair with black pair of eyes. Sadly the information regarding his body measurement is still unknown. But we’ll update it soon.
Born and raised in the United States, he belongs to American nationality with the Black ethnic group. Also, the religion he follows is unknown at the moment.
Demetrius Jackson | Basketball Career
Demetrius started playing basketball after joining Marian High School on the junior team.
After leading his school team in the championship with 22.3 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 2.0 steals in the game, he was named All-State Underclass First Team.
Jackson made his team in the Indian Mr. Bashonor’s runner-up position honor as a senior player in Marian. His overall score at Marian high school was 1,934 points.
With this achievement in basketball at high school, Jackson got selected for the 2013 McDonald’s All-American Boys Game.
Also, he scored 5 points, four assists, two steals, and Jack Daly Sportsmanship Award and the Skills Competition.
After completing his basketball career at Marian High School, Jackson continued his studies and basketball at Notre Dame University.
During Jackson’s freshman season at Notre Dame, he was coached by Mike Brey, one of the professional head coaches of Note Dome. Similarly, Jackson scored a double-digit score against Santa Clara.
Unfortunately, due to his academic studies, he missed two games in the next season.
However, after returning to the team, Jackson scored 6 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per game in 30 games he played against Miami.
After playing against Michigan State in the sophomore season, Demetrius scored his career highest score of 22 points.
Likewise, in the 2015 ACC Tournament, Jackson showered up his best performance against Miami, Duke, and North Carolina.
With this achievement, he was named to All-ACC Tournament second team.
Elite 8 2015 ACC Tournament
Similarly, Jackson led his team to the Elite 8 2015 ACC Tournament after playing against Wichita State with an average score of 20 points.
Demetrius’ overall score in the sophomore season in the 38 games on Notre Dome includes an average of 12.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 3.1 assists, with 1.6 steals per game.
After completing a successful sophomore season at Notre Dame, Jackson played for the university’s junior season.
During his junior season, Demetrius was also named one of the top 10 finalists for the ‘Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award.’
Likewise, on February 11, 2016, he also named a 35-man midseason watchlist for the Naismith Trophy.
Later on, Jackson decided to drop out of his university degree and move for the NBA draft.
Demetrius started his professional career after Boston Celtics selected him. Boston picked Jackson the 45th overall in the 2016 NBA draft on June 23, 2016.
In the debut performance with the Celtics against the Denver Nuggets, Jackson’s team lost 127-107. However, Demetrius was able to score 8 points, three rebounds, and two assists.
After playing with Boston for a year, on July 15, 2017, Jackson ended up in a contract with Boston Celtics.
With Houston Rockets
After Boston Celtics, the young basketball player joined Houston Rockets. He signed a two-way contract with Houston on August 21, 2017.
With that, he also became the first player to sign a two-way contract in the franchise history.
After playing with Houston for a year, on January 6, 2018, Demetrius terminated the two-way contract.
Upon terminating Houston’s contract, the native American signed a two-way contract with the Philadelphia 76ers and NBA G League on January 14, 2018.
In fact, the basketball player re-signed the contract with the Philadelphia 76ers for the 2018–19 season.
After ending up the contract with the Philadelphia76ers, Jackson collaborated with South Bay Lakers. On August 13, 2019, he signed the contract with the Lakers.
Unfortunately, in October 2019, the Lakers suspended the basketball player. After that, Demetrius went back to the South Bay Lakers.
The native American player signed up for the contract with Rytas Vilnius of the Lithuanian Basketball League on August 8, 2020.
Moreover, after Jackson scored an average of 13 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 8.5 assists in each game of Vilnius, he was named as Lithuanian League MVP of September 2019.
Sadly Demetrius ended his contract with Vilnius due to some family issues. Most probably related to the health of his family.
However, the reason is still unknown. After saving the family issue, the basketball player signed up with Joventut Badalona (one of the professional basketball teams) on January 29, 2021.
Awards and Honors
- Named to Second-team All-ACC in 2016
- 2013 McDonald’s All-American
Demetrius Jackson | Net Worth and Salary
Demetrius is a young basketball player and has many more to achieve. Still being a young player, he has accumulated huge success and wealth at the same time.
However, Jackson may not currently be the highest-paid player in the NBL, but a basketball career of more than five years has helped him gain high net worth.
As of 2021, Demetrius has an estimated net worth of $1.3 Million.
Most of his income comes from his basketball career. In 2016 he signed a contract with Boston Celtics, which paid him around $1,450,000 as a salary amount.
For the year 2017-18, Boston Celtics paid around $92,857 as salary. Likewise, after joining Houston Rockets, Jackson was given around $149,159.
Similarly, in January 2018, Demetrius joined the Philadelphia 76ers, where he received an average salary of $170,107 annually.
The young basketball player is enjoying and living a luxiourus life at present. Also, Demetrius has collaborated with various sports-related brand endorsements, which is also one of the major income sources.
Unfortunately, Jackson has not revealed anything related to his personal assets like his mansion, cars, and other property.
If found, the readers will be updated soon. Also, not much is disclosed about how he spends his salary, and he keeps this a secret.
Social Media Presence
Demetrius is a talented and hardworking basketball player who has millions of fan following worldwide.
Similarly, being active on many social media has also helped Jackson and his skills to be recognized by many people worldwide.
Likewise, he is active on top social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter, through which he communicates with his fans and followers.
On Instagram, the basketball player is available as @d_jay11, with 41k followers at the moment. Most of his Instagram posts are related to his basketball games and his career.
Similarly, we can also see different photos of Jackson enjoying his vacation in different parts of the world. At present, he has shared nearly 63 posts on his Instagram account.
Also, the basketball player is active on Twitter as @D_Jay11. Jackson has a huge fan following of 50.2k followers, making 906 tweets to date.
Moreover, most of his Twitter post is related to basketball activities. Over time, we’re sure that his fan followers will increase speedily.
Similarly, Demetrius Jackson also appears on different news and sports channel explaining the stuff related to his basketball career and even personal life.
Demetrius Jackson | FAQs
Will Demetrius Jackson return to NBA?
The basketballer played in the NBA before the pandemic in 2020 and hasn’t been back since. As of now, he plays in the Spanish Liga ACB for the Joventut Badalona.
Hence, we are uncertain of his intentions regarding his return to the NBA.