Edwin Jackson (basketball)

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Edwin Jackson
Guangdong Southern Tigers
Position Shooting guard
League CBA
Personal information
Born (1989-09-18) September 18, 1989 (age 28)
Pau, France
Nationality French
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 201 lb (91 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2011 / Undrafted
Playing career 2007–present
Career history
2007–2014 ASVEL
2008–2009 JSF Nanterre
2009–2010 SPO Rouen
2014–2015 FC Barcelona
2015–2016 Unicaja
2016–2017 Estudiantes
2017–present Guangdong Southern Tigers
Career highlights and awards

Edwin Jackson (born September 18, 1989) is a French professional basketball player for the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). Standing at 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m), he plays at the shooting guard position.

Professional career[edit]

Jackson played with ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne's youth team as a junior. He made thirty appearances for the club's senior team in the 2007–08 season, his first full season with the club.[1] He was later loaned to Pro-B team JSF Nanterre for the 2008–09 season and Pro-A team SPO Rouen Basket for the 2009–10 season. In the 2009–10 season, he averaged 10.7 points, 3 rebounds, and 1 steal per game. He was selected to the French League All-Star Game as a result of his performance.[2] He returned to ASVEL in 2010.[3]

Jackson initially declared as an early-entry candidate for the 2010 NBA Draft before withdrawing his name from consideration. He eventually went undrafted in the 2011 NBA Draft, due to auto-eligibility at age 22.

He won French Pro A MVP honors in 2013[4] and led the league in scoring in the 2013-14 season (17.6ppg).[5]

On 20 December 2014, Jackson moved to the Spanish League club FC Barcelona, where he signed for the remainder of the 2014–15 season.[6] On 8 July 2015, he signed a one-year contract with the Spanish club Unicaja Málaga.[7]

On 15 August 2016, he signed a one-year deal with Estudiantes.[8]

On June 21, 2017, Jackson signed with the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association.[9]

International career[edit]

Jackson played with the junior national teams of France at each level of junior basketball. He appeared for the team at the 2006 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, 2007 FIBA Under-19 World Championship, and the 2008 and 2009 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship.[10] In 2006, he helped the French Under-18 team to a gold medal; and followed that up with a bronze medal in the Under-19 World Championship the following year. In the 2009 Under-20 tournament, Jackson scored a game-high 32 points in the gold medal game, although the French fell short, winning the silver medal.

Jackson was called to the senior men's French national basketball team for the first time at the 2010 FIBA World Championship. At only 20 years of age, he was the second youngest member of the French team at the tournament.

Personal life[edit]

Edwin is the son of Skeeter Jackson, who was born in Louisiana and played basketball at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. He later played professionally in France, where he met Caroline, Edwin's mother. After receiving French citizenship, Skeeter Jackson won 41 caps for the French men's national team between 1987 and 1989.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Edwin Jackson Profile at nba.com
  2. ^ Profile at eurobasket.com
  3. ^ ASVEL Builds a French Future at europeanprospects.net
  4. ^ "Edwin Jackson MVP". FFBB. Retrieved 2016-11-27. 
  5. ^ "Palmarès - Palmarès – LNB.fr". www.lnb.fr. Retrieved 2016-11-27. 
  6. ^ "El Barcelona confirma el fichaje del eléctrico Edwin Jackson". baloncesto.as.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 24 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "Unicaja adds fire power with Jackson, Diez". Euroleague.net. 8 July 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  8. ^ Estudiantes signs Edwin Jackson
  9. ^ Edwin Jackson signs with Guangdong Southern Tigers
  10. ^ "Edwin JACKSON". turkey2010.fiba.com. FIBA. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 
  11. ^ "Equipe de France : une histoire de famille…". 2014-09-01. Retrieved 2016-11-27. 

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