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Donovon Jack
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Donovon Jack

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Reading, Pa.

High School:
Berks Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 210

Position:
F


02/27/2014

Postgame Notes: Penn State 65, No. 22 Ohio State 63

Nittany Lions complete first season sweep of Buckeyes since 1998

02/02/2014

Nittany Lions Steam Boilermakers, 79-68

Penn State registers three consecutive Big Ten regular season wins for first time since 2009

01/17/2014

Penn State and Purdue Square Off on ESPNU

Nittany Lions take on Boilermakers in second-consecutive road game

01/13/2014

Penn State Begins Road Swing at Michigan

Nittany Lions have pair of road games this week

01/11/2014

Lions Fall to Hoosiers 79-76

D.J. Newbill turns in game-high 24 points

11/22/2014

Penn State MBB vs. Cornell

Penn State MBB vs. Cornell

03/06/2014

Penn State Cruises Past Northwestern, 59-32

Penn State Cruises Past Northwestern, 59-32

02/20/2014

Penn State vs. Nebraska

Penn State men's basketball

12/11/2013

Men's Basketball vs. Duquesne - 12/11/2013

Penn State vs. Duquesne - 12/11/2013

01/31/2013

Penn State vs. Iowa - AP Photos

Penn State vs. Iowa - AP Photos

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)
AT A GLANCE
The 6-9, 210-pound Jack had a breakout sophomore season, establishing himself on the defensive end and spending the bulk of the season in the Top 5 of the Big Ten in blocks. The three-time Pennsylvania All-State selection and former volleyball standout displayed terrific athleticism and a quick and explosive vertical leap has made him an effective rebounder and shot blocker. A left- hander who recorded 1,725 points in high school, he also showed a nice face-up game with a confident shooting stroke and range to the three-point line. His agility and ability to run the floor are expected to make him a valuable asset as he continues to work in the weight room and refine his game.

HIGH SCHOOL
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.

PERSONAL
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 a 2,000-point scorer at Kutztown High School.

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