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As a result of unfortunate circumstances, Demetrius Jackson entered Indiana’s foster care system at age 12. He originally thought foster care was going to be a short, temporary experience in order to take some burden off his bio-mom. To Demetrius’s disappointment, his time in care ended up lasting much longer.
Today, Demetrius is the starting point guard for the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame as a sophomore. His ability to overcome obstacles and never give up has translated to success in both the basketball court and life.
Read the Sports Illustrated article featuring Demetrius: Demetrius Jackson's journey from foster care to Fighting Irish star