Jaren Jackson Jr.

Jaren Jackson Jr. is scratching the surface

The case of Jaren Jackson Jr. is an interesting one. On one hand you have a player who was a top preseason pick for the NBA’s Most Improved Player award, only to be outvoted by two of his teammates. On the other hand, you have a guy who turned into one of the best in the league on the defensive end of the floor, earning an NBA First Team All-Defense award in the process.
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NBA All-Defensive Team: Jaren Jackson Jr. edges Adebayo by a point

Memphis Grizzlies star Jaren Jackson Jr. has been named to the 2021-22 NBA All-Defensive First Team, making him just the second player in franchise history to earn the honors. The Grindfather himself, Tony Allen, was the team’s first (and previously only) player to be named NBA All-Defensive First Team, something he accomplished for his play during the 2012-13 season.
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Jaren Jackson Jr. named to Kia NBA All-Defensive First Team

Memphis Grizzlies forward/center Jaren Jackson Jr. was named to the 2021-22 Kia NBA All-Defensive First Team, the NBA announced today. This is the first career All-Defensive Team honor for Jackson Jr., who becomes the second player in franchise history to be selected to the All-Defensive First Team. Jackson Jr. (6-11,...

Jaren Jackson Jr. is second Memphis Grizzlies player named to NBA All-Defensive first team

Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr. became the second player in franchise history to be named to the NBA's All-Defensive first team. Jackson led the NBA and set the Grizzlies franchise records in blocks (177) and blocks per game (2.27). He joins Tony Allen as the only Grizzlies player named to first team All-Defense. Allen was named to All- three times.

Memphis Grizzlies: Jaren Jackson Jr. quietly making huge impact in community

Memphis Grizzlies superstar Jaren Jackson Jr. had his best season yet as an NBA player in 2021-22, but off the court, he made an even bigger impact. Whether it was engaging in efforts to elevate girls and women in sports or donating his time or money to various organizations, Jackson Jr. has been a force for good in Memphis and surrounding communities.

Memphis’ Jaren Jackson Jr., Dallas’ Reggie Bullock, Milwaukee’s Jrue Holiday, Minnesota’s Karl-Anthony Towns and Toronto’s Fred VanVleet selected as finalists for 2022 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion award

NEW YORK, NY - The NBA today announced that Dallas Mavericks guard-forward Reggie Bullock, Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday, Memphis Grizzlies forward-center Jaren Jackson Jr., Minnesota Timberwolves center-forward Karl-Anthony Towns and Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet have been selected as the five finalists for the 2022 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion award. The five finalists represent the year’s most impactful social justice advocates who are continuing NBA players’ decades-long tradition of activism. The annual award recognizes a current NBA player for pursuing social justice and advancing Abdul-Jabbar’s life mission to engage, empower and drive equality for individuals and groups who have been historically marginalized or systemically disadvantaged.

Jaren Jackson Jr. named finalist for NBA's Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion Award

NEW YORK — The Memphis Grizzlies set all sorts of franchise records and earned national recognition for their play on the court during the 2021-2022 NBA season, but their standout power forward Jaren Jackson Jr. continued to make a name for himself off the court Monday, when he was named a finalist for the league's Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion Award.

How Draymond Green's influence helped Jaren Jackson Jr., Xavier Tillman's Grizzlies' success

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo and his son walked towards the Memphis Grizzlies bench during warmups before Game 2 on Tuesday. Xavier Tillman Sr. and Jaren Jackson Jr. had just finished their workouts and stood to greet their former coach. They posed for pictures and Jackson and Tillman went on to talk with more guests. Izzo stood to the side with his arms folded but the smile never left his face. There was pride in not just seeing two...

Jaren Jackson Jr. up for NBA Cares Community Assist award

NEW YORK – Coming off a career playoff high 33 points in that game one loss to the Warriors, Jaren Jackson Jr. finds himself up for one of the NBA’s top awards. Jackson is one of 10 NBA players nominated for the league’s season-long NBA Cares Community Assist award. It’s an award Jackson won for the […]
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Jaren Jackson Jr. May Be the Future of NBA Defense … If He Can Stay on the Court

Jaren Jackson Jr. watched the most dramatic moment of the Grizzlies’ season from the sideline. Almost seven minutes before Ja Morant elevated for a layup that claimed Game 5—and all the momentum of the first-round series against Minnesota—Jackson committed his sixth foul on a play so foolish that he responded by tearing at his own hair. Then he pleaded. And he vented. He wandered the court, looking for an audience, until Desmond Bane steered him back toward the bench to save Jackson and the Grizzlies from any further punishment.