Reggie Jackson (basketball, born 1990)
Jackson with the Thunder
|No. 15 – Oklahoma City Thunder|
|League||National Basketball Association|
April 16, 1990 |
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||208 lb (94 kg)|
|High school||Palmer (Colorado Springs, Colorado)|
|College||Boston College (2008–2011)|
|NBA draft||2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 24th overall|
|Selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder|
|2011–present||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|2012||→Tulsa 66ers (D-League)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Reginald Shon "Reggie" Jackson (born April 16, 1990) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played three seasons for the Boston College Eagles men's basketball team. After that, he declared for the 2011 NBA Draft and later, was selected as 24th pick of the first round by Oklahoma City Thunder.
Jackson was born in Pordenone, in northeast Italy, to American parents. Jackson's father Saul served in the United States Air Force. The Jacksons moved to England and returned to the U.S. state of North Dakota when Reggie Jackson was five. The following year, the family moved to Georgia and Florida before settling in Colorado Springs, Colorado, when Reggie was in sixth grade. Reggie Jackson graduated from General William J. Palmer High School in Colorado Springs in 2008. Jackson won the 2007–08 Gatorade Colorado Boys' Basketball Player of the Year. In April 2008, Jackson officially became a U.S. citizen.
Boston College years
Jackson arrived at Boston College and joined a team that was already armed with stars such as Tyrese Rice and Rakim Sanders. In Jackson's freshman season, the Eagles made the NCAA Tournament with Jackson being used as an explosive weapon off the bench. In his second season, Jackson stepped into a starting role following the departure of Tyrese Rice, but the Eagles were unable to make it back to the NCAA Tournament. As a junior, he led the Eagles in scoring for the 2010–11 season with 18.2 points per game. Jackson was named to the All-ACC First team for the 2010–11 season, along with Nolan Smith, Jordan Williams, Malcolm Delaney and Kyle Singler. The Eagles made the National Invitation Tournament. After his junior season, Jackson declared for the NBA Draft.
Oklahoma City Thunder (2011–present)
Jackson saw limited action in his first season with the Thunder, averaging 11.1 minutes per game over 45 games. Jackson scored over three points per game but shot only 32% from the field, and that percentage dropped to 21% when Jackson took shots beyond the arc. Jackson reached 2012 NBA Finals with the Thunder, but the team lost to the Miami Heat.
The next season his minutes and production steadily increased. In game 2 of the first round playoff series against the Houston Rockets, Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City's All-Star starting point guard, was injured with a torn meniscus, and Jackson was promoted to a starting role. In his first career start, he had 14 points, 2 rebounds and an assist, helping OKC win game 3. As a starter during the playoffs, Jackson had averages of 15.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 4.7 assists.
In July 2013, Jackson played in the Orlando Summer League with the Thunder. On July 9, 2013, Jackson recorded 35 points, including 23 in the fourth quarter, against the Detroit Pistons to help the Thunder rally to a 79-75 victory. His 35 points set a new record for points in the Orlando Summer League.
On January 16, 2014, Jackson scored 23 points along with 6 steals and 4 assists in a 104-92 victory over the Houston Rockets. Jackson was later chosen to compete in the 2014 Taco Bell Skills Challenge.
On April 26, 2014, Jackson recorded a career-high 32 points along with 9 rebounds against the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 4 of the 2014 NBA Playoffs first round series, which the Thunder won 92-89. Jackson had 5 points in the final minute of regulation to force overtime, but heaved a shot from full court, still with 4 seconds left. In overtime Jackson hit 4 free throws to ensure a Thunder victory. He was praised for his performance as the Thunder's star players Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook had off shooting nights.
NBA career statistics
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|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- Dell'Apa, Frank (December 25, 2010). "This nest best; Eagles’ Jackson thinks he chose right place". Boston Globe. Archived from the original on May 1, 2014.
- "Player Bio: Reggie Jackson". Boston College Official Athletic Site. Retrieved October 28, 2011.
- OKC Thunder: The around-the-world travels of Reggie Jackson | News OK
- Weinstein, Jeff. "Freshman Focus: Meet Reggie Jackson". Boston College Eagles. Retrieved April 26, 2014.
- "Cumulative stats". Boston College Official Athletic Site. Retrieved October 28, 2011.
- "Duke's Smith, Singler named first-team All-ACC". NewsObserver.com. March 7, 2011. Retrieved October 28, 2011.
- Boston College's Reggie Jackson to remain in NBA draft - ESPN Boston
- Reggie Jackson Player Profile – RealGM
- Thunder prevail after Rockets set record for futility in 2nd half
- All-Stars Lillard, DeRozan headline field for 2014 Taco Bell Skills Challenge
- Notebook: Thunder 92, Grizzlies 89 (OT)