Jared Scott Carter Jeffries (born November 25, 1981) is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks. He was drafted in 2002 by the Washington Wizards as the 11th overall pick. At 6'11", he plays at the forward/center position, although he started at shooting guard position on many occasions with the Wizards.
Before competing in the college ranks, Jeffries attended high school at Bloomington High School North, advancing to the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) basketball finals in 2000 before losing to Marion High School, led by current Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph. In his last two years in high school, one of his teammates was future North Carolina center and Sacramento Kings power forward Sean May. Jeffries was recognized as the 2000 Indiana Mr. Basketball.
Jeffries then attended Indiana University, where he played for two years before forgoing his junior and senior years to enter the NBA draft in 2002. While in college, he was a part of the team that advanced to the NCAA title game before losing to the Maryland Terrapins. Jeffries received the 2002 Silver Basketball from the Chicago Tribune as the Most Valuable Player of the Big Ten.