Demetrius Jackson is a professional American basketball player who last played for Joventut Badalona of the Spanish Liga ACB.
Basketball is, for sure, one of the most popular games worldwide, and when we talk about one of the best NBA players, Demetrius comes on the list.
Winning millions of hearts with his skills, Jackson’s career in the NBA certainly is more than impressive.
The player entered NBA, forgoing his final year of college eligibility, and played 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 basketball player, from his personal to professional life. Hence, make sure to read it till the end.
Before moving on, let’s have a look at a quick fact about Demetrius Jackson.
|Full Name||Demetrius Montell Jackson Jr.|
|Date of Birth||September 7, 1994|
|Birth Place||South Bend, Indiana, USA|
|Nick Name||Demetrius Jackson|
|Age||29 Years Old|
|Height||6 ft 1 inch/1.85 m/185 cm|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg)|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Father’s Name||Demetrius Jackson Sr.|
|Mother’s Name||Juanita Jones|
|Siblings||Older Brother Jeff|
|Education||Marian High School
University of Notre Dame
|Last Played Team||Club Joventut Badalona|
|Jersey Number||9, 2, 11|
|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||Signed Card|
|Last Update||December 2023|
Early Life, Family, And Education
On September 7, 1994, Montell Jackson was born in South Bend, Indiana, to his parents, Demetrius Jackson Sr. and Juanita Jones.
After spending his childhood with his biological parents, he lived with different foster families since the age of twelve.
Similarly, the information regarding the basketball player’s siblings is also missing, but he has talked about having an older brother Jeff.
After living with two different foster families, he met Dave and Beth Whitfield, who became his guardians and foster parents.
It’s how Demetrius Jackson found a new home and a new family.
Talking about his education, he joined Marian High School, where he played school basketball.
After schooling, the basketball player attended the University of Notre Dame in 2013.
Age, Height, And Physical Appearances
As of 2023, Jackson is 29 years old, born under the Virgo sun sign, who are known to be practical, logical, and hardworking.
Moving to his height, the basketball player possesses a height of 6 ft 1 inch (1.85 m), which is the average height of a point guard.
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 hair with dark brown pair of eyes.
Demetrius started playing basketball after joining Marian High School on the junior team.
He led the school team in the championship with an average of 22.3 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 2.0 steals; he was named All-State Underclass First Team.
Jackson made it in the Indiana Mr. Bashonor’s runner-up position honor as a senior player in Marian. His overall score was 1,934 points.
With this achievement at high school, Jackson got selected for the 2013 McDonald’s All-American Boys Game.
Also, he scored 5 points, four assists, and two steals at the game and won Jack Daly Sportsmanship Award and the Skills Competition.
After completing his basketball career at Marian High School, Demetrius 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, he 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 matches.
After playing against Michigan State in his sophomore season, Demetrius scored his career-high score of 22 points.
Likewise, in the 2015 ACC Tournament, Jackson showed 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
The point guard led his team to the Elite 8 2015 ACC Tournament after playing against Wichita State with an average score of 20 points.
His 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 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, he ended up in a contract with Boston Celtics.
Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers & Lakers
After Boston Celtics, the 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’s history.
After playing with Houston for a year, on January 6, 2018, Demetrius terminated the two-way contract.
Upon terminating Houston’s contract, he 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 Philadelphia 76ers, Jackson collaborated with South Bay Lakers. On August 13, 2019, he signed a 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 athlete signed up for a 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 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.
After resolving the issue, the basketball player signed up with Joventut Badalona of the Spanish Liga ACB on January 29, 2021.
Awards and Honors
- Named to Second-team All-ACC in 2016
- 2013 McDonald’s All-American
Net Worth And Salary
Demetrius Jackson accumulated huge success and wealth at the same time.
He may not be the highest-paid player, but after a basketball career of more than five years, it has helped him make a decent income.
He has an estimated net worth of $1.3 million as of December 2023.
In 2016, he signed a contract with Boston Celtics that paid him around $1,450,000 as a salary amount.
For the year 2017-18, Boston Celtics paid around $92,857. Likewise, after joining Houston Rockets, Jackson was given $149,159.
Similarly, in January 2018, Demetrius joined the Philadelphia 76ers, where he received an average salary of $170,107 annually.
The basketball player is enjoying and living a luxurious 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.
Social Media Presence
Demetrius is a talented and hardworking basketball player who has millions of fan followers worldwide.
Similarly, being active on many social media has also helped Jackson and his skills to be recognized by many people worldwide.
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. 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.
Also, the basketball player is active on Twitter as @D_Jay11.
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.
Instagram: 36K Followers
Twitter: 48.5K Followers
The former NBA player is famous on the internet, with many searches on his name.
The above line graph illustrates his 12 months search result.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Will Demetrius Jackson return to NBA?
The basketballer played in the NBA before the pandemic in 2020 and hasn't been back since. He last played in the Spanish Liga ACB for the Joventut Badalona. Hence, we are uncertain of his intentions regarding his return to the NBA.