Al Jefferson

Al Jefferson

Al Ricardo Jefferson is an American professional basketball player. He plays for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association.

About Al Jefferson

Al Ricardo Jefferson (born January 4, 1985) is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Born on January 4, 1985 in Monticello, Mississippi, Al spent his childhood in the small nearby town of Prentiss, complete with a population of just 1,500. The Jefferson family was a staple of the Progress community, a close-knit, predominantly black section of Prentiss. While his mother Laura worked as an assistant teacher in Prentiss Elementary School, Al's father was killed in a work-related accident when he was very young, leaving him without the guidance and discipline a father figure provides. He had a strong support system around him his grandmother, Gladys Jefferson, lived on the same property as Al and his mother, and several other family members lived in the nearby town of Progress. But not having a father in his life allowed Al to find his way into trouble as a boy.

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