Birthplace: Monticello, MS
NBA Seasons: 14
After establishing himself as a physical presence in the paint, Al Jefferson returns for a second year as the Triplets’ co-captain. Jefferson pulled down 40 rebounds in 2019, more than all but six BIG3 players, and had five blocks, the league’s second-highest total.
One of the last players to go from high school to the NBA, Jefferson was drafted 15th overall based on his performances, skill, size and ability in school. Jefferson, born in Prentiss, Mississippi, posted 56-points in a high-school state semi-finals game and was rated as the number one center and fourth best prospect in the country.
Foregoing college, Jefferson started his NBA career with the Boston Celtics in 2004, posting solid statistics throughout his career. Most notably, Jefferson was known for being a double-double machine, averaging 15.7 points and 8.4 rebounds throughout his career.
Jefferson is listed at 6-10 and presents matchup issues for whoever faces him.