Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson Re-Signs With Galitos In Portugal
TORONTO, August 19, 2016 – Slan Sports Management is pleased to announce that Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson has re-signed with Galitos Futebol Clube of the Liga Portuguesa de Basquetebol (LPB) on a one-year deal.
Ogungbemi-Jackson, a 5’10” point guard, had an all star first professional season last year with Galitos. He was selected to both the midseason All Star Game and to the Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese League 2nd Team. Over the course of the season, Ogungbemi-Jackson also earned three Eurobasket.com Portuguese LPB Player of the Week awards. As the team’s starting point guard, Ogungbemi-Jackson averaged 14.8 points and ranked 5th in the league in assists with 4.0 per game, while adding 3.1 rebounds and 1.2 steals per contest. He also shot 85.9% from the free-throw line.
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Ogungbemi-Jackson graduated high school from Garden City Collegiate, where he averaged 28.0 points, 10.0 assists, 8.0 rebounds and 5.0 steals per game in his senior year. In his final two seasons there, he was named Most Outstanding High School Player in Manitoba as he led his team to back-to-back provincial titles, and was named MVP of the 2009 Manitoba Championship Game.
After high school, Ogungbemi-Jackson joined the University of Calgary Dinos in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS). As a freshman, he averaged 10.3 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game, helping the Dinos all the way to the CIS semifinals. He elevated his play significantly in his second full season, averaging 18.0 points, 6.7 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 2.4 steals per game. In his third and fourth years, he cracked the 20-point barrier, ranking 7th in the country at 20.7 points per game in 2012-2013 and 5th with 20.6 points per game in 2013-2014. Over his collegiate career, he amassed two All-Canada West Universities Athletic Association (CanWest) 1st Team selections, one All-CanWest 2nd Team selection, and one All-CIS 2nd Team selection in 2015. Ogungbemi-Jackson left the University of Calgary as the program’s all-time leader in steals with 217, and 3rd all-time leading scorer with 1,799 career points.
Ogungbemi-Jackson also competed internationally for Canada as part of the Development National Team at the 2015 World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea. At the tournament, he averaged 5.9 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 1.3 steals per game.
“I’m very excited to continue my professional basketball career with Galitos,” said Ogungbemi-Jackson. “I believe in the coaching staff, the organization, and the culture we’ve built. I am determined to push the team to even greater heights than we achieved last year.”
Galitos finished the 2015-2016 regular season in 5th place in the LPB and qualified for the playoffs. They were defeated by Oliveirense Basquetebol 3-2 in the LPB quarterfinals.
For more information and individual box scores for Jarred throughout the season, visit http://slansportsmanagement.com/jarred-ogungbemi-jackson.