Gophers junior is a candidate for the nation's top power forward award, given out in April.
The junior was named to the midseason top-25 list for the top college player in the nation.
A look at how the junior's production through the first 12 games has guided the team this season.
Junior becomes first Big Ten player since Evan Turner in 2009 to win the award three weeks in a row.
The junior leads the league in scoring and rebounding.
Photos from Minnesota men's basketball vs. Michigan State - Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018
Photos from Minnesota men's basketball vs. Nebraska - Tuesday Feb. 6, 2018
Minnesota vs. Michigan (USATSI) 2-03-2018
Photos from Minnesota men's basketball vs. Iowa - Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018
Minnesota vs Northwestern
2016-17 | Sophomore Season:
All-Big Ten Third Team and Associated Press All-Big Ten Second Team • led the team and ranked fourth in the Big Ten in rebounds (300) • posted 12 double-doubles, second in the conference, and scored double figures 21 times • ranked third on the team in scoring (11.3 ppg) and second in blocks (36) • scored six points, four rebounds, one block, one steal and one assist vs. UL-Lafayette (11/11) • posted double-double with 12 rebounds and 11 points, adding two blocks vs.UT Arlington (11/14) • earned second double-double of the year with team-high 18 points and 12 rebounds, adding two assists, two blocks and a steal vs. Mount St. Mary's (11/16) • scored 12 points with four rebounds against St. John's (11/18) • scored 10 points, seven rebounds, two blocks and a steal vs. Arkansas (11/22) • posted nine points, eight rebounds, one block and a steal vs. SIU (11/25) • recorded six rebounds, five points, three assists and two blocks at Florida State (11/28) • posted double-double of 16 points and 14 rebounds with a steal vs. Vanderbilt (12/3) • recorded four rebounds, two blocks, two points and an assist vs. NJIT (12/6) • scored eight points, six rebounds and an assist vs. Georgia Southern (12/9) • recorded double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds against NIU (12/11) • scored 13 points, five rebounds, two steals and an assist vs. LIU Brooklyn (12/14) • recorded 15 points, eight rebounds and a steal vs. Arkansas State (12/23) • pulled down 21 rebounds along with 12 points, two blocks, two steals and two assists vs. Michigan State (12/27) • scored 16 points and six rebounds at Purdue (1/1) • scored seven points, seven rebounds, three blocks, one steal and an assist at Northwestern (1/5) • recorded 11 rebounds, eight points, three steals, three assists and two blocks vs. Ohio State (1/8) • scored six points, four rebounds, one block and an assist at Michigan State (1/11) • scored seven points, four rebounds and two steals at Penn State (1/14) • recorded four points, one rebound, one assist and one steal vs. Wisconsin (1/21) • scored seven points, seven rebounds and two blocks at Ohio State (1/25) • scored 10 points, four rebounds and two blocks vs. Maryland (1/28) • recorded four rebounds, two points, one assist and a block at Illinois (2/4) • posted double-double with career-high 25 points and 19 rebounds, adding four blocks, one steal and an assist vs. Iowa (2/8) • scored 17 points, 11 rebounds and one steal in win at Rutgers (2/11) • Big Ten Co-Player of the Week (2/13) • scored 15 rebounds, 14 points, one block and one assist vs. Indiana (2/15) • contributed double-double of 16 points and 15 rebounds in win over Michigan (2/19) • scored 15 points, eight rebounds and two blocks in win at Maryland (2/22) • poured in 16 points, 16 rebounds, two assists and a block vs. Penn State (2/25) • scored 20 points, 11 rebounds, two blocks and an assist vs. Nebraska (3/2) • recorded six points, five rebounds, two steals and an assist at Wisconsin (3/5) • scored double-double of 13 rebounds and 10 points with one steal and one assist vs. Michigan State (3/10 - BTT) • scored 13 points, nine rebounds, one block and one assist vs. Michigan (3/11 - BTT) • scored 15 points, nine rebounds, three assists and one steal vs. MTSU (3/16 - NCAA).
2015-16 | Freshman Season:
Big Ten All-Freshman Team honoree and two time Big Ten Freshman of the Week selection • appeared in every game with 20 starts • led the team and ranked fifth in the conference in rebounding (8.0 rpg) while second among Gophers in scoring (11.6 ppg), the eighth-highest freshman scoring average in school history • posted nine double-doubles and had 20 double-figure scoring games • led the team in blocks (32) and steals (32) as well • Posted nine points, five rebounds and one block in collegiate debut vs. UMKC (11/13) • scored six points, five rebounds, two assists, one block and a steal against ULM (11/15) • totaled six rebounds, three points and a block vs. Temple (11/19) • swatted three blocks and added three points and three rebounds vs. Missouri State (11/20) • scored eight rebounds, six points and an assist vs. Texas Tech (11/22) • scored 14 points with six rebounds, two steals and a block vs. Omaha (11/27) • posted first career double-double with team-high 24 points and 10 rebounds, adding two blocks and two steals with an assist vs. Clemson (11/30) • tallied double-double with 19 points and 17 rebounds, adding three assists and two steals vs. South Dakota (12/5) • scored six points, six rebounds and a steal vs. SDSU (12/8) • recorded 12 rebounds and 11 points for third double-double, adding one block and a steal vs. Oklahoma State (12/12) • posted fourth double-double with career-high 18 rebounds and 12 points, adding two blocks and two steals vs. Chicago State (12/16) • contributed 16 points and 10 rebounds for fifth double-double, adding two steals, two blocks and an assist vs. Milwaukee (12/23) • scored 11 points, five rebounds and one steal at Ohio State (12/30) • posted 14 points, nine rebounds and one steal vs. Michigan State (1/2) • recorded nine points and seven rebounds at Penn State (1/5) • led the team with 12 points and eight rebounds, adding an assist at Nebraska (1/12) • recorded 10 points, eight rebounds and two blocks vs. Indiana (1/16) • scored 13 points, eight rebounds and three blocks at Michigan (1/20) • posted double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds, adding a steal vs. Illinois (1/23) • scored 12 points, four rebounds, four blocks and one steal vs. Purdue (1/27) • led team with 14 points and added five rebounds at Northwestern (2/4) • scored 14 points and team-high eight rebounds with two steals, one block and one assist vs. Michigan (2/10) • posted 11 points and six rebounds at Iowa (2/14) • scored double-double with 17 points and game-high 11 rebounds, adding a block and one steal in win over Maryland (2/18) • led all players with 19 points and 14 rebounds and added four steals, three assists and a block vs. Rutgers (2/23) • scored third-straight double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds, adding a block and a steal at Illinois (2/28) • scored 15 points, five rebounds, two assists, one block and a steal vs. Wisconsin (3/2) • recorded seven points, seven rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal at Rutgers (3/5) • scored nine points, nine rebounds, three assists and two steals vs. Illinois (3/9 - BTT).
Averaged 23.6 points, 10.5 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.9 steals per game in his senior season • was the San Antonio Express-News 2015 Player of the Year • named the District 27-6A Most Valuable Player, a McDonald's All-American finalist, and was a Class 6A All-State selection by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches.
Parents are Celia and Bernard Murphy • has two sisters, Geminise and Jovvi Johnson • lists scoring 44 points in a game as his career thrill • enjoys scary movies and cooking • majoring in communication studies.
Minnesota Defeated by Michigan State, 87-57
2/13/2018 - M. Basketball
Jaren Jackson Jr. scored a career-high 27 points on 10-for-14 shooting for second-ranked Michigan State.
Black History Month: Willie Burton
2/13/2018 - M. Basketball
In honor of Black History Month, Gopher Athletics is celebrating those who made us great.
Gophers Launch Season Ticket Renewal Central
2/12/2018 - M. Basketball
2018-19 season ticket renewals for five Gopher Athletics teams are now available.