Men's Basketball



Jackson Makes the Most of His Talents for Irish - and Now He Moves On

Junior point guard will move on to the NBA after helping Notre Dame to back-to-back Elite Eight appearances.


Monday Brunch: NCAA Shot-Making Display Goes Tar Heels’ Way


Irish Fall Short to North Carolina, 88-74, in Elite Eight

Jackson and Beachem combined for 44 of Notre Dame's points.


Game Preview: Elite Eight vs. North Carolina

Courtesy of the Associated Press


Regional Final Rubber Match

Irish and Tar Heels meet for the third time this season with a spot in the Final Four on the line.


CBS Highlights: #6 Irish 76, #14 Stephen F. Austin 75 (NCAA Second Round)

Pflueger Tip Gives Notre Dame 76-75 Win Over Stephen F. Austin


CBS Highlights: Notre Dame Rallies to Beat Michigan 70-63 in NCAA Opener

CBS Highlights: Notre Dame Rallies to Beat Michigan 70-63 in NCAA Opener


CBS Highlights: Notre Dame 89, NC State 75

Andrew Catalon and Steve Lappas recap the Senior Day win for the Irish.


Tough pass leads to a strong jam

Another Notre Dame no-look connection, this time Demetrius Jackson makes the beautiful pass in transition to V.J. Beachem for the powerful throw down


Irish Fall Short to North Carolina in Elite Eight

North Carolina 88, Notre Dame 74


Notre Dame vs. Wisconsin

NCAA Tournament Sweet 16


NCAA Sweet 16 Practice & Press Conference (USATSI)

Notre Dame prepares for its regional semifinal against Wisconsin at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.


#6 Irish 76, #14 SFA 75

No. 6 Irish vs. No. 14 SFA NCAA Tournament Second Round March 20, 2016


#6 Notre Dame Eliminates #11 Michigan

The sixth-seeded Fighting Irish defeated the Michigan Wolverines.

JUNIOR SEASON (2015-16): Heralded junior returns as one of the nation's top point guards ... enjoyed a breakout season as Notre Dame's floor leader a year ago ... versatile point guard can score in a variety of ways ... excellent perimeter shooter ... a very effective scorer when driving to the basket ... a fierce and physical defender who can force turnovers ... highly skilled player with great quickness ... his ability to penetrate in the lane helps to open up the Irish perimeter game ... can make plays for the Irish in a variety of ways ... confident player at both ends of the floor ... has good court vision and instinctive passing abilities ... knows how to take care of the basketball ... must continue to remain aggressive at both ends of the floor ... a talented shooter from anywhere on the court ... one of five Indiana natives on the Irish roster ... attended Stephen Curry Select camp in July 2015 ... won the camp's leadership award.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014-15): Emerged as one of the top backcourt players in the country and in the Atlantic Coast Conference ... one of four players to start all 38 games during the season ... teamed with backcourt mate Jerian Grant to form one of the nation's most explosive guard tandems ... fourth-leading scorer for the Irish at 12.4 ppg. (470 points) ... also averaged 3.6 rpg. (137 rebounds) ... ranked second on team with 3.1 aspg. (116 assists) and 1.6 spg. (59 steals) per contest ... shot 50.8 percent (167-329) from the field and 42.9 percent (54-126) from three-point range ... third-leading scorer for the Irish in ACC play as he averaged 11.3 ppg. (192 points) ... in addition, hauled in 4.7 rebounds (84 rebounds) ... reached double-figures scoring in 30 contests and topped the 20-plus point mark on four occasions ... averaged 11.7 ppg. during Notre Dame's seven-game postseason run and 11.0 ppg. in the four NCAA Championship games ... played 30-plus minutes in 33 contests ... opened the season by scoring in double figures in 14 of Notre Dame's first 16 games ... netted 10 points and dished off six assists in the season opener versus Binghamton ... scored 16 points against Massachusetts on 5-6 shooting from the field in the Hall of Fame Tipoff Tournament and made a personal-best five steals in the contest ... finished with 17 points and connected on 6-7 shots from the field against Grambling State ... played 44 minutes and scored 22 points (hit 7-11 shots from the field) in overtime win against Michigan State as it marked the first 20-plus point effort of his career ... began a career-high eight-game double-figure scoring streak against Mount St. Mary's as he netted 18 points ... had one of his best ACC outings in the conference opener versus Florida State as he finished with 18 points on 6-12 shooting, grabbed seven rebounds and dished off four assists ... followed that game up with a 22-point effort (hit 7-10 shots) against Purdue ... closed out non-conference play by netting 16 points versus Northern Illinois and 18 points against Hartford ... had his eight-game double-figure scoring streak snapped when he was held to nine point against Georgia Tech at home ... scored 15 points in loss at Pittsburgh ... grabbed a career-high 10 boards in win at home versus Boston College ... netted 11 points and grabbed six rebounds in win at Clemson ... connected on 5-6 shots from the field and scored 15 points in win at Boston College ... topped the 20-point mark for the third time in his career when he tallied 21 points (hitting 6-11 from the field), grabbed five rebounds, dished off three assists and made four steals in win at Louisville as he played 37 minutes in the contest ... scored 14 points and grabbed five rebounds against Clemson ... netted double figures in all three of Notre Dame's ACC tournament games ... averaged 12.6 points and 4.3 rebounds while connecting on 15-27 shots (55.6 percent) from the field ... named to the ACC All-Tournament Second Team after scoring 12 points against Miami, 15 versus Duke and 11 in the championship game win over North Carolina ... opened NCAA Championship play with nine points, four rebounds and a career-high eight assists against Northeastern ... played 41 minutes in overtime win against Butler and finished with 13 points ... reached the 20-point mark for the fourth time in his career against Wichita State in 39 minutes as he finished with 20 points (hit 7-10 shots from the field), grabbed four rebounds and dished off three assists in the semifinals of the NCAA Midwest Regional.

AWARDS AND HONORS: ACC All-Tournament Second Team (2015) ... Notre Dame Outstanding Playmaker Award.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2013-14): Played in 30 of Notre Dame's 32 contests during his rookie season and made 15 starts ... averaged 6.0 ppg. (181 points), 2.1 rpg. (58 rebounds) and 1.8 aspg. (55 assists) ... played 666 minutes ... shot 42 percent (55-131) from the field and 41.7 percent (25-60) from three-point range ... netted double figures in seven contests ... his first double-figure scoring effort of the season came in Notre Dame's win at home against Santa Clara as he finished with 13 points (connected on 3-4 shots from the field) and a career-high eight rebounds ... that contest began a three-game stretch in which he scored in double figures ... following the game against Santa Clara, he finished with 11 points in back-to-back games versus Army and Cornell ... earned his first career start against Cornell and then started Notre Dame's next 14 games ... his final start of the season was in a loss at Wake Forest ... against Cornell, enjoyed one of his best shooting performances along the perimeter as he connected on three of his four three-point attempts ... played 30-plus minutes in four contests ... scored nine points and played 33 minutes in 98-93 loss at Iowa ... reached double figures for the fourth time during the season when he finished with 11 points in 23 minutes in loss at home to North Dakota State ... played a career-high 34 minutes in loss to Ohio State ... scored five points and grabbed three rebounds against the Buckeyes at Madison Square Garden ... netted eight points and hauled in four rebounds in Notre Dame 79-77 win over Duke in its Atlantic Coast Conference opener ... played 22 minutes in Irish victory at home against Virginia Tech, a contest in which he scored 13 points ... registered his sixth double-figure scoring effort of the season against Virginia in home loss when he scored 10 points to lead the Irish in scoring ... did not play in Notre Dame's home game against Clemson or at Boston College ... returned following missing those two games by scoring a career-high 17 points and dishing off a personal-best five assists in loss at Miami ... connected on 7-13 shots from the field against Hurricanes and was 3-5 from three-point range ... scored five points and dished off four assists in loss at Virginia ... also netted five points in overtime loss versus Pittsburgh ... finished the season by scoring six points in first-round loss to Wake Forest in the ACC tournament.

HIGH SCHOOL: Concluded his prep career as the all-time leading scorer in St. Joseph County and at Marian High School in Mishawaka, Indiana with 1,934 career points ... broke the high school scoring record that stood for nearly 25 years ... played in the 2013 McDonald's All-Star Game at the United Center in Chicago ... Notre Dame's 16th McDonald's All-American and the fifth under head coach Mike Brey ... played for the East squad ... first McDonald's All-American from Northern Indiana since Shawn Kemp of Elkhart in 1988 ... starred at Marian under head coach Robb Berger ... in his final scholastic season, averaged 25.9 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.6 steals ... finished runner-up in Indiana Mr. Basketball voting to Zak Irvin (Hamilton Southeastern) as a senior ... represented United States in the Under-19 Nike Hoops Summit in Portland, Oregon in April 2013 ... three-time Northern Indiana Conference (NIC) MVP honoree ... first-team all-state selection as a senior ... named to the Indiana Boys Coaches Association (IBCA) Senior All-Star Team along with current teammate V.J. Beachem ... set Marian High School single-season and single-game scoring marks ... named Burger King Athlete of the Year in South Bend ... alongside Beachem, played for the Indiana Boys All-Star team that swept the Kentucky all-star two game series ... member of USA Junior Olympic Team in his senior year ... as a junior, averaged 22.3 points, 6.6 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 2.0 steals while leading the Marian Knights to the 3A sectional crown -- their first in 43 years ... Marian finished the campaign with a 22-4 record and 6.2 mark in league play ... also that season, garnered all-state recognition and was a member of the IBCA Junior All-Star Team ... teamed with current Irish teammate Austin Torres as a member of the Select AAU Select Team.

PERSONAL: Full name is Demetrius Montell Jackson ... born in South Bend, Indiana ... his guardians and foster parents are David and Beth Whitfield ... son of Juanita Jones ... participant in Notre Dame's Rosenthal Leadership Academy ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters and is majoring in sociology.


Demetrius Jackson
Demetrius  Jackson


Mishawaka, Ind.

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