Jackson Emery

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Jackson Emery
Personal information
Born (1987-06-22) June 22, 1987 (age 29)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Lone Peak (Highland, Utah)
College BYU (2005–2006, 2008–2011)
NBA draft 2008 / Undrafted
Position Shooting guard
Career highlights and awards
  • MWC Defensive Player of the Year (2011)

Jackson Emery (born June 22, 1987)[1][2] is a former American basketball player that played for the BYU Cougars men's basketball team.

Emery was born in Salt Lake City and grew up in Alpine, Utah. He earned several accolades for his basketball performance in high school, leading his team to a state championship and being named Utah Mr. Basketball in 2005.[3][4] Emery was recruited by nine schools for collegiate play and elected to attend Brigham Young University, which is sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, of which he is a member.[2] After his freshman year, he took a two-year hiatus to serve an LDS mission in Mexico, then returned to BYU. Emery is married,[2] and finished his senior year serving as co-captain of the team alongside Jimmer Fredette and Logan Magnusson.[5] In Emery's senior season, he was named the Mountain West Conference defensive player of the year.[6] He holds both BYU's and the MWC's all-time season and career steal records.[7][8]

Emery declined to pursue a profession in basketball, choosing instead to focus on family and career,[9] and he worked for EcoScraps, a composting company.[10] On 23 September 2011, he played in the Jimmer All-Star Game.[11] Jackson currently works for Domo, a business intelligence software company based in American Fork, Utah.[12] He serves as an Enterprise Account Development Manager.[13]

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