Five things to know about 2018 NBA Draft prospect Jaren Jackson Jr., a forward from Michigan State:
1. Jackson is the son of former NBA player Jaren Jackson Sr., who played at Georgetown, was on the 1999 San Antonio Spurs’ title team and was a pro for 13 years. His mother, Terri, is the acting director of the WNBA players association.
2. Jackson Jr. spent one season at Michigan State. At 6-11, 242 pounds, he is regarded as one of the better shooters Tom Izzo has coached. Jackson made 39.6 percent of his 3-point attempts at MSU.
3. Scouts have compared Jackson Jr. to Boston Celtics All-Star forward Al Horford.
4. Jackson was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year and established a new school record with 106 blocks, averaging more than 3.0 per game.
5. Spartans teammate Miles Bridges is projected to be a mid-to-late first-round pick in the 2018 draft.