Name that Player?

October 13th, 2010 | by Jefferson
  • Parade All-America High School Boys Basketball First Team
  • Finalist for the Naismith Award (lost to Dwight Howard)
  • USA Today All-America First Team
  • McDonald’s High School All-American (posted a double-double in the game 16 points, 11 boards)
  • USA Men’s Junior National Select Team
  • Nike Hoop Summit
  • 4 Time All-State
  • 4 Time All-Conference
  • 4 Time Conference MVP
  • Mr. Basketball, State of Mississippi
  • AVERAGED 42.6 points, 18.0 rebounds per game
  • Career high 66 points
  • Senior Year Triple Double with 62 points, 21 rebounds, and 11 blocks

That’s right.  “Big” Al Jefferson

"Big" Al Jefferson (Mike Terry/Deseret News)

Hailing from the small small town Prentiss, Mississippi (which boasts a population of ~ 1200), obviously, his Prep resume speaks for itself. He’s had success in the League, too. In 2008-2009 as a member of the Pesky Timberwolves, he averaged 23.1 points and 11.0 rebounds. If those numbers don’t impress you, keep in mind that in the last ten years, only five other players accomplished that feat (Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, Shaq, and Chris Webber). He’s also been selected to the 2010-21 USA Men’s National Team Program. To say that “Big” things are in store would be an understatement.


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One Comment

  1. Brandon John says:

    Big Al Jefferson baby! Go Jazz!

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