Edwin Jackson (basketball)

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Edwin Jackson
Basketball match Greece vs France on 02 September 2017 15.jpg
Jackson in 2017
No. 1 – Budućnost VOLI
PositionShooting guard
LeagueABA League
Montenegrin League
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1989-09-18) September 18, 1989 (age 29)
Pau, France
NationalityFrench
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight201 lb (91 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2011 / Undrafted
Playing career2007–present
Career history
2007–2014ASVEL
2008–2009JSF Nanterre
2009–2010SPO Rouen
2014–2015FC Barcelona
2015–2016Unicaja
2016–2017Estudiantes
2017–2018Guangdong Southern Tigers
2018FC Barcelona
2018–presentBudućnost VOLI
Career highlights and awards

Edwin Jackson (born September 18, 1989) is a French professional basketball player for Budućnost VOLI of the ABA League, the Montenegrin League and the EuroLeague. 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 (18.2 points per game).[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] On January 5, 2018, Jackson was waived by the Guangdong Southern Tigers after the team lost 96-104 against Xinjiang Flying Tigers.[10] On January 29, 2018, he returned to FC Barcelona, signing a contract for the rest of the 2017–18 season.[11]

On June 13, 2018, Edwin signed a contract with Montenegrin club Budućnost Voli Podgorica.[12]

National team career[edit]

French junior national team[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 Cup, and the 2008 and 2009 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championships.[13] 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 Cup the following year. In the 2009 European Under-20 tournament, Jackson scored a game-high 32 points in the gold medal game, although the French fell short, winning the silver medal.

French senior national team[edit]

Jackson was selected 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. He won a bronze medal at the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 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  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

EuroLeague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2014–15 Barcelona 11 6 12.8 .303 .200 .833 1.4 1.3 .4 .0 3.0 2.7
2015–16 Unicaja 24 10 20.1 .392 .328 .857 1.4 2.5 .2 .0 8.9 8.0
2017–18 Barcelona 9 2 14.6 .457 .455 1.000 1.9 1.2 .8 .0 4.6 5.3
Career 44 18 17.2 .389 .324 .862 1.5 1.9 .3 .0 6.5 6.1

Personal life[edit]

Edwin is the son of Skeeter Jackson, who was born in Louisiana, and played college 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 had 41 caps with the senior French men's national team, between 1987 and 1989.[14]

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. ^ "三分球失准广东不敌新疆 小外援杰克逊赛后遭裁". 《信息时报》. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Edwin Jackson: quality and point scoring for Barça Lassa". fcbarcelona.com. 29 January 2018. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  12. ^ Edwin Jackson in Buducnost Voli
  13. ^ "Edwin JACKSON". turkey2010.fiba.com. FIBA. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  14. ^ "Equipe de France : une histoire de famille…". 2014-09-01. Retrieved 2016-11-27.

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