Jared Scott Carter Jeffries (born November 25, 1981) is a retired National Basketball Association player who is currently the President of the eSports organization Echo Fox. He previously served as the Director of Player Personnel for the Denver Nuggets. Jeffries was drafted with the 11th overall pick of the 2002 NBA draft by the Washington Wizards. He also played for the New York Knicks, Houston Rockets, and Portland Trail Blazers before retiring in 2013. In college, Jeffries played for the Indiana University Hoosiers; during his sophomore year, he was an integral part of the Hoosiers' Cinderella run to the 2002 NCAA Championship game, was named Big Ten Player of the Year, and was a consensus second-team All-American. At 6'11", he mainly played at the forward and center positions.
Jeffries during his first tenure with the Knicks
|Born||November 25, 1981|
|Listed height||6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
|Listed weight||240 lb (109 kg)|
|High school||Bloomington North|
|NBA draft||2002 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11th overall|
|Selected by the Washington Wizards|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|Number||1, 20, 9|
|2006–2010||New York Knicks|
|2011–2012||New York Knicks|
|2012–2013||Portland Trail Blazers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||3,003 (4.8 ppg)|
|Assists||798 (1.3 apg)|
|Rebounds||2,563 (4.1 rpg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Before competing in the college ranks, Jeffries attended high school at Bloomington High School North, advancing to the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) basketball finals in 2000 before losing to Marion High School, led by current Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph. In his last two years in high school, one of his teammates was future North Carolina player Sean May. Jeffries was recognized as the 2000 Indiana Mr. Basketball.
Jeffries played basketball for the Indiana University Hoosiers, where he played for two years before forgoing his junior and senior years to enter the NBA draft. Jeffries was recruited by Bob Knight, but Knight was fired shortly before his freshman season. Jeffries was a key cog in the Hoosiers' Cinderella run to the 2002 NCAA title game. Against #1 Duke in the East Regional Semifinals, Jeffries had 24 points and 15 rebounds to lead IU to a 74-73 upset victory. Jeffries received the 2002 Silver Basketball from the Chicago Tribune as the Most Valuable Player of the Big Ten.
Jeffries was selected by the Washington Wizards with the 11th pick in the 2002 NBA draft. As a lottery-level pick, Jeffries received a guaranteed three-year contract with the Wizards. Jeffries appeared in 20 games alongside Michael Jordan during his rookie season, which was cut short when he tore his ACL during practice. However, he appeared in all 82 games during his sophomore season and was a regular starter during the 2004–05 season. On October 31, 2004, the Wizards exercised a contract option to keep Jeffries with the team through the 2005–06 season.
The New York Knicks signed Jeffries on August 8, 2006 after the Washington Wizards declined to match the Knicks' offer. Shortly before the 2006 season, Jeffries suffered a wrist injury and missed the first 23 games of the season.
On December 16, 2006, Jeffries was involved in the Knicks–Nuggets brawl. He was suspended for four games.
On February 18, 2010, he was traded to the Houston Rockets along with Jordan Hill as part of a three team trade which sent Tracy McGrady to the New York Knicks. Jeffries agreed to a buyout with the Rockets on February 25, 2011. On March 1, 2011, Jeffries rejoined the Knicks.
On July 16, 2012, Jeffries, Dan Gadzuric, the rights to Greek forward Giorgos Printezis and the 48th pick in the 2012 NBA draft, Kostas Papanikolaou, and a 2016 second round pick were traded to the Portland Trail Blazers for Kurt Thomas and Raymond Felton.
On April 18, 2013, the Trail Blazers announced that they had waived Jeffries.
In April 2016, Jeffries was promoted to Director of Player Personnel for the Nuggets.
In the summer of 2011, Jeffries starred in a dramatic production of Our Town by Thornton Wilder, alongside former Wizards teammates Gilbert Arenas and Etan Thomas, as well as former Boost Mobile spokesman Faizon Love. 
During the summer of 2013, Jeffries began filming as the host of a fishing television series documenting his fishing adventures around the world. The show, Modern Fishing with Jared Jeffries, premiered December 30, 2013 on the Outdoor Channel and is now in its fourth season.
NBA career statisticsEdit
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
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- Jonathan Lintner (September 17, 2013). "Jared Jeffries retires as an NBA player". USA Today. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
- "Nuggets Staff Directory". NBA.com. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
- "Jared Jeffries Takes Scouting Position With Nuggets". RealGM.com. September 17, 2013. Retrieved November 9, 2013.
- "Jared Jeffries Promoted To Nuggets' Director Of Pro Personnel". RealGM.com. April 16, 2016. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
- "Former NBA Veteran and Front Office Exec Jared Jeffries Joins Echo Fox as President". EchoFox.gg. July 13, 2017. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
- Loft, The Bier Baron Tavern and Comedy. "Faizon Love from Elf, The Replacements, Friday, and more! - 23 November 2018". Evensi.
- Zwerling, Jared. "Youngest Player Turned GM? Next Reality TV Star? Jared Jeffries Is Making Moves". Bleacher Report.
- "Modern Fishing With Jared Jeffries - TV Guide". TVGuide.com.