Al Jefferson

Basketball Player

Al Ricardo Jefferson is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the NBA.

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  • Pacers Officially Sign Center Jefferson
    Yahoo News - Jul 09, 2016
  • Chandler Parsons, Al Jefferson And Evan Turner Pick New Teams
    NYTimes - Jul 02, 2016
  • Hornets Playoffs Blow As Jefferson Ruled Out For Six Weeks
    Yahoo News - Dec 31, 2015
  • Hornets Emerging As Surprise Threat Out East Bleacher Report
    Google News - Dec 10, 2015


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Al Jefferson.


1985 Birth Born on January 4, 1985.


2000 15 Years Old Born in Monticello, Mississippi, Jefferson attended Prentiss High School in the small nearby town of Prentiss from 2000 to 2004. … Read More
2004 19 Years Old 1 More Event
Considered a five-star recruit by, Jefferson was listed as the No. 1 center and the No. 4 player in the nation in 2004. … Read More


2005 20 Years Old Jefferson's 2005–06 season was widely considered a disappointment, mostly due to a series of ankle injuries and a torn meniscus in his right knee which limited him to playing in 59 games. … Read More
In the off-season prior to the 2006–07 season, Jefferson hired a personal chef and lost about 30 pounds. … Read More
2007 22 Years Old 1 More Event
On March 3, 2007, Jefferson scored a career-high 32 points to go along with 18 rebounds against the New Jersey Nets, against whom he had previously set his career high in points against earlier in the season. … Read More
2008 23 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2008, Jefferson won Western Conference Player of the Week honors after averaging 33.3 points and 15.3 rebounds and leading the Timberwolves to a 3–1 record from January 21 to 27.
2009 24 Years Old Coming off knee surgery, Jefferson had a solid season in 2009–10 as he played 76 games while averaging 17.1 points, 9.3 rebounds and a career-high 1.8 assists in 32.4 minutes per game.
2010 25 Years Old 1 More Event
On July 13, 2010, Jefferson was traded to the Utah Jazz for two future first round picks and center Kosta Koufos. … Read More
2011 - 2012 2 More Events
2013 28 Years Old On July 10, 2013, Jefferson signed a three-year, $40.5 million contract with the Charlotte Bobcats. … Read More
On January 31, 2014, Jefferson tied a career high with 40 points in a win against the Los Angeles Lakers.


On June 15, 2015, Jefferson exercised his player option with the Hornets for the 2015–16 season.
2016 31 Years Old On July 9, 2016, Jefferson signed a three-year, $30 million contract with the Indiana Pacers.
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