Jaime Jáquez: A Rising Star in the 2023-24 NBA Season

Jaime Jáquez: A Rising Star in the 2023-24 NBA Season

Jaime Jáquez is one of the most outstanding rookies of the 2023-24 NBA season and due to his Mexican roots it is rumored that he could wear the jersey of the basketball team of this country, but the Miami element Heat was not as forceful with his response.

“Well, it’s something we have to talk about after the season and my focus right now is playing with the Heat,” he mentioned in an interview with ESPN.

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Jaime Jáquez’s season

In 49 games with the Miami Heat, Jáquez averages 12.9 points per game, 3.9 rebounds per game and 2.6 assists per game.

Their best game was on Christmas Day, that December 25, 2023, the Heat faced the Philadelphia 76ers, they won 119-113 with 31 points from Jaime Jáquez and 10 rebounds.

Those figures earned him a spot in the NBA’s “Rising Stars,†an event that is part of the All-Star Weekend and brings together the most talented rookies to compete with the second-year players in the league.

Likewise, Jáquez will participate in the dunk contest, making him the second Mexican in that event, that honor will be shared with Juan Toscano-Anderson, who appeared in the 2022 dunk contest and lost the ending with Obi Toppin.

When and where to see Jaime Jáquez at All-Star Weekend?

Rising Stars

The Rising Stars will return to a tournament format: four teams will face each other on the same night with four coaches who can choose from rookies, second-year players and G-League players.

They will be Team Pau, Team Tamika, Team Jalen, with the 21 NBA players who will be drafted by Pau Gasol (Jaime Jáquez’s team), Tamika Catchings and Jalen Rose (the coaches) and the Team G League, which will have Detlef Schrempf as coach.

The Rising Stars where Jaime Jáquez will participate will take place on Friday, February 16 starting at 8:00 pm, central Mexico time.

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Dunk Contest

The 2024 NBA Dunk Contest with Mexican Jaime Jáquez Jr. will take place this February 17 starting at 7:00 p.m., central Mexico time, from the Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.

In the Mexican Republic, you can enjoy the broadcast of the 2024 NBA Dunk Contest with Mexican Jaime Jáquez Jr. live on television through ESPN, while online it will be available through the streaming service. Star+ streaming.


2024-02-17 00:02:00
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