Jaime Jaquez Jr

Jaime Jaquez Jr

Jaime Jaquez Jr is an American NBA player. Discover everything about him, including his size, family, jersey, shoes, and salary.
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Biography of Jaime Jaquez Jr

Jaime Jaquez Jr is an American basketball player playing wing in the NBA. He was born on February 8, 2001 in Irvine, California (USA). His height is 1m98. He plays for the Miami Heat.

Origins

Jaime Jaquez Jr is the son of Angela (née Sather) and Jaime Sr. They met playing basketball at Concordia University. Jaime is the third generation of his family to play in the NCAA. His paternal grandfather, Ezequiel, arrived in California with his family from Mexico as a child, and played at Ventura Community College and Northern Arizona University. Jaime has a younger brother, Marcos, as well as a younger sister, Gabriela.

Successive teams

Here’s the evolution of Jaime Jaquez Jr, from his beginnings to the present day.

High school

Jaime Jaquez Jr grew up in Camarillo and studied at Camarillo High School. In his first year, he led his team to the CIF semi-finals. He continued to shine, despite an ankle injury in his sophomore year. As a senior, he broke his school’s single-game scoring record.

NCAA

Recruited by UCLA, Jaquez became a starter at the Maui Jim Maui Invitational in 2019. He was named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman team. In 2021, he played a key role in leading UCLA to the Final Four. Despite injuries in 2021-2022, he turned in great performances. In 2022-2023, he led UCLA to a Pac-12 title and was named conference player of the year.

NBA

Jaime Jaquez Jr. was selected by the Miami Heat in the 2023 NBA draft. He signed with the team on July 1. Jaquez began the 2023-2024 season with playing time restrictions but quickly impressed.

National team career

Jaime Jaquez Jr represented Mexico at the 2019 Pan-American Games in Lima, Peru.

Playing style

Jaime Jaquez Jr. is renowned for his versatility and intensity on the pitch. He shines with his attacking game, capable of scoring from both inside and out. His determination on defense is remarkable, fiercely defending his opponents. Jaquez Jr. uses his physicality to be effective on the rebound, on both sides of the court. His outside shot has improved, making him a constant threat. He’s adept at creating his own shot, using clever moves without the ball. His passing ability is an asset, seeing the game well and finding his teammates. Jaquez Jr. excels in key moments, showing a great sense of leadership. He is working on improving his speed and agility to increase his impact on defense. Jaime Jaquez Jr. continues to develop his game to become an even more complete player.

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Jaime Jaquez Jr. in NBA 2K

Jaime Jaquez Jr. shows up in NBA 2K24 with an overall score of 79. His outside game is his main asset. He boasts an impressive 92 rating for mid-range shots, making him effective on the perimeter. What’s more, with a respectable 78 rating for three-point shooting, he becomes a real threat when unmarked behind the arc. These skills make him a versatile offensive player, capable of scoring in a variety of ways.

NBA jersey of Jaime Jaquez Jr (Miami Heat)

The official NBA jersey of Jaime Jaquez Jr is in stock on the NBA Store. It is available in three different colors.

Jaime Jaquez Jr salary

In 2024, Jaime Jaquez Jr. earns $3,510,540 with the Miami Heat. His contract with the Heat shows a gradual increase in his salary. This will rise to $3,686,067 in 2024-2025. Then to $3,861,594 in 2025-2026. And to $5,939,132 in 2026-2027. For the 2027-2028 season, a notable jump to $9,021,541 is planned.