This article is about a basketball player. For a band whose name was inspired by this basketball player, see Luscious Jackson
Lucious Brown "Luke" Jackson (born October 31, 1941) is a retired American professional basketball player.
Born in San Marcos, Texas, Jackson played college basketball at Pan American College (now known as the University of Texas-Pan American) and was a member the U.S. Olympic basketball team that won the gold at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. He also played for the United States men's national basketball team at the 1963 FIBA World Championship.
Jackson played eight seasons (1964–1972) with the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA. A 6-foot, 9-inch (2.06 m) power forward who played center occasionally, he was named to the NBA's 1964–65 All-Rookie Team after averaging 14.8 points and 12.9 rebounds per game. He played in the NBA All-Star Game the same season. A teammate of Wilt Chamberlain, Jackson was a starter on the 1966–67 Philadelphia championship team that scissored the Boston Celtics' string of eight straight NBA championships.
Lucious Jackson's son, also Lucious, played for Jim Boeheim's Syracuse Orangemen from 1991–1995.
References in popular culture
The 1990s all-female rock band Luscious Jackson chose their name as inspiration from Lucious Jackson.