Joe Jackson (basketball)

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Joe Jackson
Point guard
Personal information
Born (1992-02-08) February 8, 1992 (age 22)
Memphis, Tennessee
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 171 lb (78 kg)
Career information
High school White Station (Memphis, Tennessee)
College Memphis (2010–2014)
Career highlights and awards

Joseph Nathaniel "Joe" Jackson (born February 8, 1992) is an American basketball player. In the 2012–13 NCAA Division I men's basketball season he was named the Conference USA Player of the Year after leading the University of Memphis to a 16–0 record in conference play (31–5 overall).

High school[edit]

Jackson was a consensus top 15 recruit coming out of White Station High School in Memphis, Tennessee.[1] As a senior in 2009–10 he averaged 29.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 2.8 steals per game.[1] He also finished his four-year prep career having scored 3,451 points (23.2 per game) and amassed the second-highest points total in the history of Shelby-Metro area high school basketball.[1] Jackson was named the 2009–10 Tennessee Mr. Basketball for Class AAA; he was also named a McDonald's High School All-American as well as a Parade magazine All-American.[1] In the 2010 McDonald's All-American Game, Jackson recorded two points, two assists and one rebound in 12 minutes of playing time.[1]


Jackson struggled to adapt to the pace and size of college basketball in his freshman season and through the midpoint of his sophomore season despite his solid statistics[2] – 9.9 points and 3.1 assists in 2010–11 followed by 11.0 points and 3.8 assists in 2011–12.[3] The Tigers won the Conference USA Tournament his freshman year, then won both the regular season and conference tournament championships in his sophomore campaign.[1] Jackson was named the MVP for both the 2011 and the 2012 Conference Tournaments.[1]

In 2012–13, his junior season, Jackson averaged 13.6 points, 4.8 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 1.7 steals for a Memphis team that went undefeated in conference play (16–0), qualified for the 2013 NCAA Tournament as a #6-seed (advancing to the Round of 32) and finished with an overall record of 31–5.[3] He surpassed the 1,000-point mark for his career,[3] was an All-Conference First Team selection and was honored as the Conference USA Player of the Year.[4]

On February 13, 2014, he was named one of the 30 finalists for Naismith College Player of the Year award.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "1 Joe Jackson". Men's Basketball. University of Memphis. 2012. Retrieved April 1, 2013. 
  2. ^ DeCourcy, Mike (November 5, 2012). "Joe Jackson is finally feeling at home at Memphis". Sporting News online. Sports News LLC. Retrieved April 1, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Joe Jackson Stats". Sports Reference LLC. 2013. Retrieved April 1, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Joe Jackson Named C-USA Player Of The Year". Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. March 13, 2013. Retrieved April 1, 2013. 
  5. ^ "2013-14 Men's Naismith Trophy Midseason 30". Naismith Awards. February 13, 2014. Retrieved February 14, 2014. 

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