Daniel Jackson (basketball)

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Daniel Jackson
No. 9 – Canberra Gunners
Position Small forward
League SEABL
Personal information
Born (1988-04-26) 26 April 1988 (age 29)
Wollongong, New South Wales
Nationality Australian
Listed height 200 cm (6 ft 7 in)
Career information
High school Illawarra Sports
(Wollongong, New South Wales)
Playing career 2007–present
Career history
2007 Canberra Gunners (SEABL)
2007–2013 Wollongong Hawks (NBL)
2008 Illawarra Hawks (Waratah)
2009 Mackay Meteors (QBL)
2010 Canberra Gunners (SEABL)
2011–2013 Illawarra Hawks (Waratah)
2014–present Canberra Gunners (SEABL)
Career highlights and awards
  • Waratah League champion (2011)
  • Waratah League Grand Final MVP (2011)

Daniel Alexander Jackson (born 26 April 1988) is an Australian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Canberra Gunners of the South East Australian Basketball League (SEABL). Jackson attended Illawarra Sports High School where he was honoured with Hall of Fame induction.[1]

Professional career[edit]

In 2006, Jackson attended the Australian Institute of Sport.[2] The following year, he played for the Canberra Gunners and subsequently earned himself a professional contract with the Wollongong Hawks for the 2007–08 NBL season. He remained with the Hawks for six seasons and averaged 1.4 points in 120 career games.[3][4] During his stint with the Wollongong Hawks, Jackson spent off-seasons with the Illawarra Hawks (Wollongong's affiliated junior team), Mackay Meteors and Canberra Gunners.

Jackson returned to the Canberra Gunners in 2014 where he continued to play in 2015 and 2016.[5]

International career[edit]

In 2007, Jackson represented Australia at the FIBA Under-19 World Championship in Novi Sad, Serbia. At that tournament, the Australian Emus finished fifth with an 8-1 record. Jackson averaged 10.2 points and 4.9 rebounds per game.[6]

Personal[edit]

Jackson's partner is Australian Opals centre Marianna Tolo.[4]

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