Stefon Jackson

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Stefon Jackson
No. 12 – S.Oliver Baskets
Position Shooting guard
League Bundesliga
Personal information
Born (1985-05-07) May 7, 1985 (age 29)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school Martin Luther King
Lutheran Christian Academy
College UTEP (2005–2009)
NBA draft 2009 / Undrafted
Pro career 2009–present
Career history
2009 Darüşşafaka
2010 Olympia Larissa
2010–2011 Verviers-Pepinster
2011–2012 Generali Okapi Aalstar
2012–2014 Eisbären Bremerhaven
2014–present S.Oliver Baskets
Career highlights and awards

Stefon Jackson (born May 7, 1985) is an American professional basketball player, currently playing for S.Oliver Baskets in Germany. He is 6'5", weighs 185 lbs. and plays shooting guard. While playing college basketball at UTEP between 2005 and 2009, Jackson scored a Conference USA-record 2,456 points.[1]

High school[edit]

Jackson is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[2] He played at Martin Luther King High School for two years and was a first team all-Philadelphia Public League selection in 2002–03.[3] His final two years he played at Lutheran Christian Academy, and as a senior in 2004–05 he helped lead the team to a 35–3 record and a #5 national ranking.[3]

College[edit]

In college he played for the University of Texas at El Paso Miners and became the most prolific scorer in Conference USA history.[1] He scored 2,456 points and set myriad C-USA records in the process. Through 2010–11, Jackson holds conference records for free throws made (21), attempted (27) and percentage (1.000; 20-for-20) in a game; free throws made (312) and attempted (374) in a season; free throws made (726) and attempted (945) in a career; three-pointers attempted in a game (27); points in a season (908); field goals attempted in a season (660); field goals made (810) and attempted (1,807) in a career; and the Conference USA Men's Basketball Tournament championship game single game scoring record (38) among others.[1] He finished fifth in the nation in points in 2008–09 while averaging 24.5 per game. Jackson was twice named to the All-Conference USA First Team and garnered some national All-America recognition his senior year.[1]

Arrest[edit]

At the end of Jackson's junior season in 2007–08 he was arrested on a charge of hindering apprehension or prosecution.[2] His cousin, Willie Harden, was allegedly responsible for a shooting in New Castle, Pennsylvania that wounded five people.[2]

Professional[edit]

Jackson went undrafted in the 2009 NBA Draft and consequently signed with Turkish club Darüşşafaka SK. He only played four total games with the team, however, before signing with G.S. Olympia Larissa B.C..[4]

In June 2014, he signed with S.Oliver Baskets.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "2010–11 Conference USA Men's Basketball Media Guide" (PDF). Individual Career Records. Conference USA. 2010. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "UTEP Basketball Star Stefon Jackson Arrested". CBS Interactive. April 15, 2008. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Player Bio: Stefon Jackson". UTEPathletics.com. University of Texas at El Paso. 2008. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  4. ^ "UTEP's Stefon Jackson signs in Belgium". worldwidehoops.com. August 14, 2010, Retrieved November 18, 2011.
  5. ^ "Stefan Jackson signs with S.Oliver Baskets". Sportando.com. 2014-06-26. Retrieved 2014-06-26. 

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