Jaden Springer is an American NBA player for the Philadelphia 76ers. Springer started playing basketball when he was in 8th grade for the Lighthouse Christian Church in Tennessee, where he recorded an average of 19 points with 3.5 rebounds per game. When he got into high school, he attended and played for Rocky River High School under head basketball coach Jermaine Walker.
During his freshman season, Springer had recorded an average of 21.8 points with 5 assists, and 9.4 rebounds per game, which led his school to reach its first state tournament. Moving forward to his sophomore year, his average progress to 24.7 points with 2.4 steals and assists, and 10.2 rebounds. Thus, he was hailed as the Southwestern 4A Player of the Year.
He decided to transfer to IMG Academy when he was a junior, in which he was privileged enough to play top recruits Josh Green and Armando Bacot. During his junior year, he helped the team to win in GEICO High School Nationals, and he made a record of 15.6 points with 4 assists and rebounds. In his senior year, his performance improved as he scored 17.4 points with 5.1 assists and 5.5 rebounds. Unfortunately, he suffered from an ankle injury, which made him missed some games. He was supposed to play in the McDonald’s All-American Game, however, the event got canceled because of the global pandemic in 2020.
Because of outstanding performance and contribution, Springer received scholarships from Tennessee, Memphis, and Michigan. In the end, he committed himself to play for the Tennessee men’s basketball instead.
His college basketball career was also successful, as he averaged 21 points with 6 rebounds and assists. He also earned the Southeastern Conference (SEC) All-Freshman Team honors, which paves way for him to join the 2021 NBA Draft. In August 2021, he decided to sign with the Philadelphia 76ers, as he was the 28th overall pick.
2020 McDonald’s All-American2021 SEC All-Freshman Team