Apples Jones is the proud mother of NBA player, Josh Jackson –a forward with the Phoenix Suns.
Apples’ 22-year-old son was recently arrested in Miami. According to reports, the star player was charges with resisting arrest and escape while attending the Rolling Loud music festival over the weekend.
Joshua O’Neal Jackson, born Feb. 10, 1997 –played his first two years of high school ball at Consortium College Prep in Michigan, leading the team to a state title as a sophomore. He then transferred to Justin-Siena High School for his junior and senior years.
He was a McDonald’s All-American as a senior and played in the McDonald’s All-American game, where he was named co-MVP. He won gold medals at the FIBA U17 and U19 championships.
Josh was selected 4th overall in the 2017 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. He played one year of college basketball at the University of Kansas, helping the Jayhawks reach the Elite Eight of the 2016-17 NCAA Tournament.
His mother, Apples Jones gave birth to Josh while she served in the Navy. Mother and son moved to Michigan when he was eight months old to be closer to her family.
Is not clear who Jackson’s biological father is, but his mother raised him along her partner, Clarence Jones –who died of a heart attack when Josh was a junior in high school.
Apples Jones attended Martin Luther King High School where she was a standout basketball player herself –however her grades weren’t as great. She ended up at Allen County Comm College. From there, she moved on to a Division I school for her junior year, and she signed with the University of Texas-El Paso. After she was ruled academically ineligible for her senior year, she joined the Navy and left to better raise Jackson.
She later gave up an opportunity to try out for the WNBA to care for her son.