Jaren Jackson Jr. helps USA U17 team to gold

Jaren Jackson Jr. helps USA U17 team to gold

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Jaren Jackson Jr. helps USA U17 team to gold

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Park Tudor’s Jaren Jackson Jr. had two points and six rebounds to help the USA win the FIBA U17 World Championship with a 96-56 win over Turkey on Sunday in Zaragoza, Spain.

Jaren Jackson Jr.

Jaren Jackson Jr.

Gary Trent led USA with 17 points as the USA team set a record for largest scoring margin in a U17 championship. Collin Sexton, a point guard from Georgia, was named the MVP of the World Championship. Sexton averaged 17 points and 4.2 assists for the tournament.

The 6-10 Jackson shot 53 percent from the field in six games. He averaged 4.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocked shots. Jackson is a major recruiting target with offers from Butler, Indiana, Notre Dame, Purdue, Maryland, Michigan State and several more.

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