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Josh Jackson

Josh Jackson

Josh Jackson is an American professional basketball player. Josh Jackson plays for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association. Josh has a lot of potentials and is a highly talented individual.

He is an aggressive competitor and the only player who can create offense from defense.

Prior to declaring for the 2017 NBA draft, he played one season of NCAA basketball for the Kansas Jayhawks, where he was taken fourth overall by the Phoenix Suns.

Early Years & Family

Josh Jackson was born on February 10, 1997, in San Diego County, California.

Josh’s mother Apples Jones and stepfather Clarence Jones were his primary caregivers.

In 2014, while he was taking part in a tournament in Las Vegas, his stepfather passed away.

After transferring from Allen Community College in Kansas, Jackson’s mother excelled as a basketball player at the University of Texas at El Paso.

She had to leave UTEP and enlist in the US Navy as a parachute rigger since she was only able to play for one season after being declared academically ineligible for her final year.

After Josh was born, Apples Jones was invited to attend the Washington Mystics training camp.

She finally turned down the offer though, deciding that she would rather raise Josh in Michigan.

Josh spent his first eight months of life in California. After that, in order to be nearer to her relatives, his mother moved them to Michigan.

His passion for basketball in eighth grade caused him to fall behind academically, and Jackson spent his repeating year at Voyager Middle School before moving on to high school.

The athlete attended Consortium College Prep School in Detroit, Michigan for his freshman and sophomore years.

For his junior and senior years, Josh changed schools to Justin-Siena High School in Napa, California.

Net Worth

Josh Jackson’s estimated net worth is between $1 million and $5 million, according to sources.

Basketball is where he makes the lion’s share of his income.

With a $9,772,350 guarantee and a $4,886,175 average yearly salary, Jackson agreed to a two-year, $9,772,350 deal with the Detroit Pistons.

Additionally, the player is anticipated to earn a base salary of $5,005,350 in 2021–22 while playing with the Sacramento Kings, along with a $5,005,350 cap hit and $5,005,350 in dead cap value.

The player makes a sizable sum of money from sponsorships and endorsement deals in addition to his playing career.

On June 21, 2017, the day before the NBA draft, Josh signed a multi-year endorsement deal with Under Armour.

Guards Terrance Ferguson of the Thunder and Dennis Smith Jr. of the Mavericks later joined the player in signing with Under Armour as members of the 2017 draft class.

Facts of Josh Jackson

Full Name Joshua O’Neal Jackson
Birth Date February 10, 1997
Birth Place San Diego, California
Nick Name Josh
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
High School
  • Consortium College Prep School (Detroit, Michigan)
  • Justin-Siena (Napa, California)
College University of Kansas
Playing Career 2017 – present
Zodiac Aquarius
Chinese Zodiac Ox
Father’s Name Not known
Mother’s Name Apples Jones
Siblings Not known
Age 24 years old
Height 6 feet 8 inches
Weight 91 kg
Chest Size Not available
Biceps Size Not available
Waist Size Not available
Shoe Size Not available
Food Habits Non-vegetarian
NBA Draft 2017 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Career Highlights and Awards
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2018)
  • Second-team All-American – SN (2017)
  • Third-team All-American – AP, NABC (2017)
Build Athletic
Marital Status Not married
Children One Daughter
Partner Lorena Villela
Wing Span 6’9.75”
Position Shooting Guard / Small forward
Profession Basketball player
Net Worth $1 – $5 Million
Salary $5,005,350
League NBA
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch  Trading Card
Last Update June 2022

Career in High School

As a freshman at Consortium College Prep School, Josh averaged 17 points, six rebounds, four assists, and four blocks per game.

The athlete led the school to its first state championship as a sophomore. He also averaged 28 points, 15 rebounds, and 6 assists per game.

As was previously noted, Josh and his family moved to California before Josh’s junior year so that he could play for Prolific Prep at Justin-Siena High School in Napa, California.

Josh averaged 31.2 points and 5.4 assists per game for Justin-Siena as a junior. Similar to that, as a senior he averaged 13.1 rebounds and 26.9 points per game.

Jackson also participated in the 1Nation Elite program, which his mother founded.

Josh took part in the 2016 McDonald’s All-American Game in March of that year. With 19 points, four rebounds, and three assists during the game, the athlete shared the scoring lead.

Josh was chosen as the Co-MVP along with Frank Jackson. Josh was one of the top players in the 2016 recruiting class as well as a five-star prospect.

Collage Career

Josh made the decision to join the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, to play basketball on April 11, 2016, picking the Jayhawks over Michigan State and Arizona.

Josh demonstrated his abilities to score, rebound, make plays, and defend during his lone season at Kansas.

The player averaged 16.3 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.7 steals, and 1.1 blocks per game as a rookie, while starting as a power forward for the Jayhawks rather than his typical small forward or shooting guard roles.

Josh was consequently chosen by Sporting News as a member of the All-Big 12 First Team, the Big 12 Freshman of the Year, and a second-team All-American.

The National Association of Basketball Coaches and the Associated Press both chose him for their third team All-Americans.

On April 17, 2017, the athlete formally entered the 2017 NBA Draft and hired former Chicago Bulls point guard B. J. Armstrong was his agent before he had finished his NCAA eligibility.

Professional Career

In his current professional NBA career, the athlete has appeared for four different teams.

Arizona Suns

Josh was chosen by the Phoenix Suns with the fourth overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft on June 22, making him the position’s second consecutive selection after Dragan Bender.

Josh had reportedly canceled his workout with the Boston Celtics, who held the third pick after trading the first to the Philadelphia 76ers, after being selected fourth overall by Phoenix.

According to reports, Josh was going to meet with Celtics management and staff in Sacramento, which irked Celtics general manager Danny Ainge.

Ainge, though, denied that it had any bearing on his choice to pass on Josh.

Josh Jackson
Josh Jacksonplayng for Arizona Suns. Source: complex

When questioned about it, Ryan McDonough, the general manager of the Suns, did not dispute any collaboration between the Suns and Josh’s agents to block the Celtics from selecting Josh.

Josh, on the other hand, attributed the occurrence to poor scheduling and the inability to reschedule for a more suitable day.

Josh signed his rookie-level contract on July 3, 2017. The athlete averaged 17.4 points, 9.2 rebounds, 1.2 steals, 1.6 assists, and 1.0 blocks per game in 35.0 minutes per game during the 2017 NBA Summer League.

Together with Dennis Smith Jr., Lonzo Ball, John Collins, and Caleb Swanigan, he was named to the All-Summer League First Team as a result.

Various Teams

On July 7, 2019, Josh was transferred from the Phoenix Suns to the Memphis Grizzlies.

After that, on September 27, the Grizzlies assigned the player to the Memphis Hustle, their NBA G League team, to begin the season.

After playing in 26 games for the Hustle, Josh was named to the Western Conference’s Midseason All-NBA G League team.

Averaging 20.3 points, 4.3 assists, 1.4 blocks, 7.5 rebounds, and 1.3 steals per game after that, he was then called up by the Grizzlies.

Josh inked a contract with his hometown team, the Detroit Pistons, on December 1, 2020, after competing with the Grizzles throughout the 2019–20 season.

Josh spent a year as a player for the Pistons. On February 10, 2022, he was subsequently purchased by the Sacramento Kings as part of a four-team deal.

Relationship Information

Josh Jackson frequently posts images of Romina, his little daughter, on Instagram.

The mother of the child, however, has never been mentioned by the athlete.

Quelles claim that Lorena Villela is the mother of Josh’s child. Josh is nearly nineteen years younger than Lorena.

This news attracted a lot of attention on social media as a result.

The couple reportedly does not currently live together as well.

Cannabis Disputation

In 2019, Lorena Villela made the allegation that Josh had smoked marijuana in front of their daughter and caused her to get high.

When Villela picked up her daughter from Jackson’s house on June 2, she claimed in court documents that she smelled marijuana.

Villela added that during a May 22 meeting with Jackson, their child appeared to be under the influence of drugs.

Josh, however, vehemently denied those vile and upsetting accusations. He vowed to never put his daughter’s or any other child’s safety in danger. Period.


A relationship between Josh and Kysre Gondrezick has been suggested.

Kysre plays basketball for the West Virginia Mountaineers women’s basketball team, just like Jackson does.

Prior to this, she represented Michigan by winning the 2016 Michigan Miss Basketball Award.

The female basketball prodigy was born on July 27, 1997, to Grant Gondrezick and his wife Lisa Harvey-Gondrezick.

Kysre comes from a sporting background; her mother played for Louisiana Tech and her father played professional basketball for the Phoenix Suns from 1986 to 1998.

Her younger sister, Kalabrya, competes in college basketball at Michigan State.

Age, Height, Weight, and Other details

Josh Jackson is 24 years old at the moment. Jackson was also born in the year of the ox, according to the Chinese calendar.

Josh weighs 91 kg and has a height of 2.03 m (6 feet 8 inches). Additionally, he has a wingspan of 6’9.75″ and a standing reach of 8’3″.

The player can be identified by his afro hair and a lean build. The player also has numerous tattoos all over his body.

Violating the Law

Josh was detained on May 12, 2019, in Miami during a concert of Rolling Loud for reportedly making many attempts to get into the VIP area.

While being captured, the player tried to elude the cops.

Due to breaching team regulations, the athlete was also suspended from the Memphis Grizzlies G-League group.

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Case of Vandalism

Josh and his Kansas teammate LaGerald Vick were mentioned as persons of interest in a vandalism case by The Kansas City Star on February 2, 2017.

The incident took place in Lawrence the previous December outside of a bar.

A KU women’s basketball player, McKenzie Calvert’s car, and Vick’s ex-girlfriend were all allegedly damaged by Josh and Vick.

She told police that during the fight outside the bar, Josh yelled “for her to get out of the car and that he would beat her ass” before totaling her vehicle.

Josh was charged with one count of minor criminal property damage following a police investigation. On April 12, he was scheduled to show up in court.

Josh apologized for his role in the incident and offered to cover any losses when the claims were made.

Josh was disciplined internally by the administration, according to KU basketball coach Bill Self, after his arrest. Josh’s behavior throughout the event would not, however, result in a game ban.

The player requested a 12-month diversion program in Douglas County Court after entering a not-guilty plea to the vandalism charges.

As part of the agreement, Josh also consented to take a course on anger management and to volunteer.

He also promised to undergo a substance addiction evaluation and to abstain from consuming alcohol and drugs during the diversion period.

Additionally, the athlete sent the victims a letter of apology.

Social Media

On a number of social networking sites, Josh is active. The connections to his social media profiles are shown below;

He has 256k followers on Instagram and 57.7k followers on Twitter. Sadly, Facebook does not currently support the player.