Played one season at the University of Kansas (2016-17). Named Big 12 Freshman of the Year and selected to the All-Big 12 First Team and numerous All-America teams, including the Wooden All-America First Team. Started all of his 35 games with the Jayhawks and averaged 16.3 points, 7.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.69 steals and 1.06 blocks in 30.8 minutes while shooting 51.3 percent from the field, 37.8 percent from three-point range and 56.6 percent from the free throw line. Helped the Jayhawks to a regular season Big 12 title and an Elite Eight appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Broke or tied four Kansas freshman records: double-doubles (13), field goals made (220), field goals attempted (429) and rebounds (tied with Danny Manning’s 258 in 1984-85). Scored a career-high 31 points (12-15 FG) on Feb. 11 at Texas Tech.
Born Feb. 10, 1997 in San Diego, California. Full name is Joshua O’Neal Jackson. Son of Apples Jones and stepson to the late Clarence Jones Apples, given name Shenita Waddell, played the 1992-93 season at UTEP, leading the team with 15.1 points per game, after beginning her collegiate playing career at Allen County Community College in Kansas. Apples later served in the Navy, playing basketball for base teams and earning recognition on All-Armed Forces teams.
He likes to play chess and can play the saxophone.
Finished his high school career competing for Prolific Prep while attending Justin-Siena High School in Napa, California after playing for Consortium College Prep School in Detroit his freshman and sophomore years. Named a McDonald’s High School All-American in 2016… As a senior for Prolific Prep, averaged 26.9 points, 13.1 rebounds and 6.3 assists. As a junior, he averaged 31.2 points, 17.6 rebounds and 5.4 assists. Guided Consortium College Prep to its first state title in 2014, averaging 28.0 points, 15.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists.