October 31, 1941 |
San Marcos, Texas
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||240 lb (109 kg)|
|High school||Morehouse (Bastrop, Louisiana)|
|NBA draft||1964 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall|
|Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Points||5,170 (9.9 ppg)|
|Rebounds||4,613 (8.8 rpg)|
|Assists||818 (1.6 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Lucious Brown "Luke" Jackson (born October 31, 1941) is a retired American professional basketball player.
Born in San Marcos, Texas, Jackson played college basketball at Pan American College (now known as the University of Texas-Pan American) and was a member the U.S. Olympic basketball team that won the gold at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. He also played for the United States men's national basketball team at the 1963 FIBA World Championship.
The 76ers drafted Jackson with the 4th overall pick in the NBA draft. He would play eight seasons (1964–1972) with the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA. A 6-foot, 9-inch (2.06 m) power forward who played center occasionally, he was named to the NBA's 1964–65 All-Rookie Team after averaging 14.8 points and 12.9 rebounds per game. He played in the NBA All-Star Game the same season. A teammate of Wilt Chamberlain, Jackson was a starter on the 1966–67 Philadelphia championship team that scissored the Boston Celtics' string of eight straight NBA championships. After the 1968 season, Chamberlain was dealt to the Lakers, and Jackson (along with the acquired Darrell Inhoff obtained in the Wilt trade), were asked to fill the void. However, Jackson suffered a major injury in 1969 and was never the same player after that, missing a total of 66 games his last three years in the NBA.