Demetrius Jackson is familiar to the basketball field since his early high school days. He made his professional debut in 2016 and has already played for four different NBA sides, including the Los Angeles Lakers.
Demetrius Jackson Short Bio: Age, Height
The 24-years-of-age basketball star was born as Demetrius Montell Jackson Jr. on 7 September 1994, to his parents, Demetrius Jackson Sr. and Juanita Jones. He grew up in his hometown of South Bend, Indiana, the United States.
Demetrius Jackson with his mother on 11 November 2013 (Picture: Demetrius’ Instagram)
Standing tall at a height of 6 feet and 1 inch (1.85 m), Demetrius attended Marian High School in Mishawaka, Indiana, where he played for his high school basketball team. Subsequently, he enrolled at the University of Notre Dame. Soon, he joined and played for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish men’s basketball team.
Career Stats, Contract & Salary
After a promising college career, Demetrius Jackson marched his feet to the NBA world after the Boston Celtics selected him as the 45th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft on 23 June 2016. Later on 27 July, he signed a contract with the Celtics with the offered annual salary of $1,450,000. Demetrius ringed his debut on 6 November in a 123-107 loss to the Denver Nuggets.
The player joined Houston Rockets on 21 August 2017, after signing a two-way contract with the proposed salary of $149,159. In the meantime, he switched to the Philadelphia 76ers on 14 January 2018, after penning another two-way contract.
Catch Demetrius Jackson’s NBA career stats (Picture: ESPN)
Finally, Demetrius was introduced as new Lakers’ signing on 13 August 2019. He is set to earn the annual salary of 1,678,854 for the 2019/20 season.
Is Demetrius Jackson Dating Anyone?
Despite his famed presence in the NBA world, the point guard is yet to put lights on to his relationship life. Besides, there is no news of Demetrius’ dating history on the internet. Meanwhile, we assume the player is single as of now and solely focused on building his professional stature.
Some Interesting Facts About Demetrius Jackson
- Demetrius spent time in foster homes before being taken by his teammate Michael Whitfield’s family.
- He became the first player in Houston Rockets’ history to sign a two-way contract in 2017.
- His amateur career highlights include Indiana All-State (2013), McDonald’s All-American (2013), and Second-team All-ACC (2016).