Jermaine Jackson (basketball)

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Jermaine Jackson
Jermaine Jackson Milwaukee Bucks.jpg
Jermaine Jackson in 2005 with the Milwaukee Bucks.
Personal information
Born (1976-06-07) June 7, 1976 (age 38)
Detroit, Michigan
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 204 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school Finney (Detroit, Michigan)
College Detroit (1995–1999)
NBA draft 1999 / Undrafted
Pro career 1999–2012
Position Guard
Career history
As player:
1999–2000 Detroit Pistons
2000 Yakima Sun Kings (CBA)
2001 Quad City Thunder (CBA)
2001 Müller Verona (Italy)
2001 Kansas Cagerz (USBL)
2001–2002 Flint Fuze (CBA)
2002 Toronto Raptors
2002 Great Lakes Storm (CBA)
2002–2003 Toronto Raptors
2003 Atlanta Hawks
2003 Great Lakes Storm (CBA)
2003 Aris BC (Greece)
2004 Pallacanestro Treviso (Italy)
2004–2005 Pamesa Valencia (Spain)
2005 Great Lakes Storm (CBA)
2005 New York Knicks
2005–2006 Milwaukee Bucks
2006–2007 Azovmash Mariupol (Ukraine)
2007–2008 Baloncesto León (Spain)
2008–2009 Snaidero Udine (Italy)
2009–2010 Central Entrerriano (Argentina)
2010–2011 Lobos Grises (Mexico)
2011–2012 Maccabi Haifa B.C. (Israel)
As coach:
2012–present Mount Clemens High School
Career highlights and awards

Jermaine Jackson (born June 7, 1976) is an American former professional basketball player and boys' basketball coach at Mount Clemens High School of Mount Clemens, Michigan for two season from 2012 to 2014.

Early life[edit]

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Jackson graduated from Finney High School of Detroit in 1995.[3] At the University of Detroit Mercy, Jackson played four seasons on the Detroit Titans men's basketball team. Considered one of the Top 50 Midwestern Collegiate Conference / Horizon League Players from (1994-2012).

Professional career[edit]

Jackson was undrafted in 1999 following a college career at the University of Detroit Mercy and began his professional career with the Detroit Pistons (1999-00), going on to play for the Toronto Raptors (2002–03), Atlanta Hawks (2003) and New York Knicks (2005), averaging 2.2 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game in his NBA career. The Knicks included Jackson in a trade along with Mike Sweetney and Tim Thomas in exchange for Antonio Davis and Eddy Curry of the Chicago Bulls. He was cut by the Bulls on October 18, 2005, and was signed by the Milwaukee Bucks on December 15, 2005. He played for the Bucks in the 2005-06 season, with the team renouncing their NBA rights to him on July 19, 2007. Jackson signed with the Seattle SuperSonics on October 1,[4] and was waived during that month.

He also played professionally in the CBA, as well as in Europe for a number of teams, winning the 2004 Italian Cup with Benetton Treviso.

In January 2011 he signed with Maccabi Haifa B.C. in Israel.[5] Maccabi released him in March 2012.[6] While with Maccabi, Jackson played in the Israeli Basketball Super League All-Star Game in 2012.[7]

Post-playing career[edit]

Jermaine Jackson returned to Michigan after being released from Maccabi Haifa and opened the Jermaine Jackson-Cairns Community Center in Mount Clemens in May. The community center also includes the Jermaine Jackson Academy for youth basketball instruction.[8] Jackson also that year became the boys' basketball coach at Mount Clemens High School.[9]


Jackson's cousin, Brandon Jenkins, is also a professional basketballer. He currently plays in Switzerland for BC Boncourt.[10][11]


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