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Donovon Jack
Donovon  Jack


Reading, Pa.

High School:
Berks Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 210



Two Lions Sign Pro Contracts

Brandon Taylor and Donovon Jack will both play professionally overseas next season


Penn State Holds off Nebraska, 56-55

Shep Garner leads a pair of double figure scorers with a team-high 22 points


Taylor Leads Penn State Past Northwestern, 71-62

Brandon Taylor leads four double digit scorers with 19 points


Penn State Falls at No. 24 Purdue, 74-57

Brandon Taylor leads all scorers with 21 points


Penn State Falls at No. 4 Maryland 70-64 in Big Ten Opener

Three Nittany Lions reach double figures, highlighted by Brandon Taylor's double-double


Penn State vs. Ohio State

Second Round, Big 10 Tournament


Penn State vs. Nebraska

NCAA Basketball: Penn State vs. Nebraska


Penn State Defeats Northwestern, 71-62

The Nittany Lions topped the Northwestern Wildcats Saturday evening.


Penn State vs. Purdue, 74-57

NCAA Basketball: Penn State vs. Purdue


Penn State vs. ULM

NCAA Basketball: Penn State faces ULM at Rec Hall.

AS A SENIOR (2015-16)

  • Started four games during senior season and saw action in all 32
  • Played in 117 career games with 44 total starts
  • Ranks No. 6 on Penn State’s all-time career blocks chart with 100
  • Averaged 5.2 ppg and 2.9 rpg in senior season
  • Averaged 9.7 ppg and 4.0 rpg over the last seven games of the season, third on the team in scoring during the stretch
  • Tallied 18 points against Ohio State in the Big Ten tournament with a pair of treys and career highs in free throws made and attempted (8-10)
  • Had 10 points in the double overtime win over Illinois (3/6), going 2-2 from the field and 5-6 from the free-throw line, tying a career high for makes from the charity stripe
  • Posted 12 points in win at Rutgers for back-to-back games in double figures
  • Had a career night in win over Iowa (2/17), finishing with 19 points on 8-9 shooting from the field and 3-for-4 from the free throw line, having shot a perfect 4-for-4 from the field in the first half, while also making his only attempt from the charity stripe
  • Was one rebound away from first career double-double, finishing the Northwestern win with a season and Big Ten career high 14 points and 9 rebounds; has established season/B1G career high in each of the last two games
  • Played just 14 minutes at Purdue (1/13) because of foul trouble, but tallied 12 points on 71 percent (5-7) shooting
  • Knocked down a pair of 3-pointers vs. the Boilermakers (1/13) for first game with  multiple treys since 3/4/15 vs. Ohio State (2)
  • Averaged 8.0 points and 5.0 rebounds per game in the three games leading up to the Rec Hall game against Canisius (12/10)

AS A JUNIOR (2014-15)

  • Saw action in all 34 games, making 12 starts
  • Averaged 3.5 ppg and 2.7 rpg with 26 total blocks
  • Tied for No. 7 all-time in PSU career blocks with Jordan Dickerson ... Each have 82 to their credit
  • Combined 15-18 from the FT line in the last 19 games
  • Produced five points vs. Purdue in Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal (3/13/15), the most in span of 13 games
  • Had six points, with 4-4 showing from FT line, and put up season-high four blocks vs. Minnesota (1/28/15) ... Moved into eighth all-time in PSU career blocks with performance against the Gophers
  • Went 4-4 from the field vs. Michigan (1/6/15) and hit lone free throw attempt for nine points ... Also had four rebounds ... First time in 50 games played without a personal foul vs. the Wolverines
  • Well-rounded performance vs. Drexel (12/20/14) with 8 points, 7 rebounds and 2 blocks
  • Produced fourth career double-digit scoring outing with 11 vs. Duquesne (12/10), shooting 3-4 from field and 5-6 from FT line
  • Had a 30-second span late in the game at Marshall (12/6) with a put-back, defensive rebound and two FTs to help secure win
  • Came off the bench vs. Virginia Tech and posted seven boards and four points
  • Has been strong in second half of games this season
  • Had a huge second half vs. USC (11/23), picking up seven of eight rebounds to go with eight total points ... No two points were bigger than a tip-in with 2:22 to play to give Penn State a four-point lead, 58-54

 AS A SOPHOMORE(2013-14)

  • Came off the bench in the last six games after starting the first 27
  • Put up at least five blocks in four games this season
  • Led the team (49) and was seventh in the B1G with 1.5 bpg
  • Had 10 points in win at Indiana, second double-digit effort in Big Ten play this season ... Tied career high with three steals
  • Had 12 points at Michigan (1/14/14), his third double-digit scoring outing of the season, and a team-leading six rebounds, including four off the offensive glass ... Led team in rebounding for the first time.
  • Hit all three shots attempts vs. Indiana, finishing with seven points and two blocks in 12 minutes
  • Posted a combined 13 blocks, 19 rebounds and 27 points in the Marshall (12/7/13) and Duquesne (12/11/13) games ... Career highs were posted in eight categories between the two contests
  • Entered the PSU record book with a seven-block performance vs. Marshall (12/7/13), the most for a Nittany Lion player since 1999 and the first entry into the Top 10 single-game performances (t-10th) by a player other than Calvin Booth
  • Grabbed career-high 12 boards at Duquesne, including nine off defensive glass, to go with six blocks
  • Tied career high in points (18) vs. The Herd, going a personal-best 8-12 from the field with two dunks ... Also had career high in rebounds (7), nabbing five off the defensive glass
  • With two blocks vs. Mississippi (11/30/13), secured first multi-block game of career ... Also had eights points vs. the Rebels, including two big dunks in the team's second-half comeback
  • Torched career highs in 12 statistical categories against La Salle (11/19/13), most notably points (18), field goals (6) and 3-pointers (4)
  • Had seven points in the first three minutes in the win at Penn (11/16/13), hitting just his second career 3-pointer
  • Shooting 1.000 (6-6) from the free-throw line on the season, hitting all four attempts vs. Wagner (11/9/13) and a pair against Bucknell (11/13/13)

AS A FRESHMAN(2012-13)

  • Jack saw action in 17 games as a freshman before having his season cut short when he was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his right foot (2/19) and missed the final six games of the season
  • Saw action in eight Big Ten games
  • Averaged 1.7 ppg and 1.0 rpg while playing 6.6 minutes per contest
  • Shot 47.8 percent from the floor
  • Scored in seven games
  • Had a season high eight points and three rebounds in a win over Delaware State (12/15), doing 4-of-5 from the floor
  • Sored five points and had two rebounds vs. Indiana (1/7)
  • Produced baskets vs. Ohio State (1/26) and at Iowa (1/31)
  • Posted three points vs. Duquesne (12/29) and at La Salle (12/5)
A three-time All-State selection, Jack earned first-team PIAA honors for the second time while leading Berks Catholic to division, county and class AAA district championships in the school's first season in 2011-12 ... The Saints posted a 28-3 record overall and went 11-0 in their league as Jack was named the Reading Eagle Male Athlete-of-the-Year... Twice named Berks County Player-of-the-Year by the Reading Eagle ... Finished his career with 1,725 points, 10th most in Berks history and the most ever by a player in the city of Reading ... Averaged 17.0 points, 10.1 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game in 2011-12 as he earned Pennsylvania Class AAA first-team All-State honors and led Berks to the PIAA District III Class AAA title ... MVP of the 2012 District 3 Class AAA playoffs after posting 66 points, 52 rebounds and shooting 73 percent (27 of 37) in four games ... Posted 23 points, nine boards and five blocks while shooting 7-of-8 in a PIAA Tournament first round win ... Had 18 points and 13 rebounds in a loss to Abington Heights in the PIAA Tournament second round ... Made 42 consecutive shots over a six-game span earlier in the year and shot 68 percent for the season...posted 78 blocks and 56 assists on his senior campaign and showed an ability to run the floor and shoot from three-point range ... Also won two Class A titles as a sophomore and junior while attending Reading Central Catholic ... Won three district championships and 85 games in his three combined seasons at Central Catholic and Berks Catholic ... Averaged 16.2 points and 9.8 rebounds per game as a junior while earning 2011 PIAA Class-A first-team All-State and Berks County Player of the Year honors...a 2010 Class-A PIAA third-team selection as a sophomore on a Central Catholic team that reached the state championship game at the Bryce Jordan Center ... A four-year varsity starter and three-year captain his teams never won less than 23 games and topped 27 wins three times, including a 30-2 mark his sophomore year ... Played with the PA Playaz and York Ballers during the AAU season ... Also a standout volleyball player and an honor student.

Born on Nov. 18, 1993 in Reading, Pa. ... Full name is Donovon Matthew Jack ... Son of Curt and Donna Jack ... Has two younger brothers, Connor and Casey, and a younger sister, Delaney ... zis grandmother, Jackie, attended Penn State ... His mother, Donna, played Division I basketball at Manhattan College ... His father, Curt, played basketball at Muhlenberg College ... His aunt, Stacy Edwards, was


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