Reggie Jackson (basketball, born 1990)
Jackson with the Thunder in February 2014
|No. 1 – Detroit Pistons|
April 16, 1990 |
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||208 lb (94 kg)|
|High school||Palmer (Colorado Springs, Colorado)|
|College||Boston College (2008–2011)|
|NBA draft||2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 24th overall|
|Selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder|
|2011–2015||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|2012||→Tulsa 66ers (D-League)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Reginald Shon "Reggie" Jackson (born April 16, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played three seasons for the Boston College Eagles men's basketball team before declaring for the 2011 NBA draft where he was drafted 24th overall by the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Jackson was born in Pordenone, in northeast Italy, to American parents. Jackson's father, Saul, served at Aviano Air Base. The Jacksons later moved to England before returning to the United States when Jackson was five. The family lived in North Dakota for a year before moving to Georgia and Florida before settling in Colorado Springs, Colorado when Jackson was in sixth grade. He graduated from General William J. Palmer High School in Colorado Springs in 2008, and won the 2007–08 Gatorade Colorado Boys' Basketball Player of the Year. In April 2008, Jackson officially became a U.S citizen.
Jackson arrived at Boston College and joined a team that was already armed with stars such as Tyrese Rice and Rakim Sanders. In Jackson's freshman season, the Eagles made the NCAA Tournament with Jackson being used as an explosive weapon off the bench. In his second season, Jackson stepped into a starting role following the departure of Rice, but the Eagles were unable to make it back to the NCAA Tournament. As a junior in 2010–11, he led the Eagles in scoring with 18.2 points per game and led them to the National Invitation Tournament. He subsequently earned first-team All-ACC honors alongside Nolan Smith, Jordan Williams, Malcolm Delaney and Kyle Singler. After his junior season, Jackson declared for the NBA draft.
Oklahoma City Thunder (2011–2015)
Jackson saw limited action in his first season with the Oklahoma City Thunder, averaging just 11.1 minutes over 45 games playing behind Russell Westbrook and Eric Maynor. He scored over three points per game but shot only 32% from the field, and that percentage dropped to 21% when Jackson took shots beyond the arc. He did not play in any of the Thunder's 20 playoff games in 2012 as the Thunder lost to the Miami Heat 4 games to 1 in the NBA Finals.
As a sophomore during the 2012–13 season, Jackson's minutes and production steadily increased. In Game 2 of the Thunder's first round playoff series against the Houston Rockets, starting point guard Russell Westbrook tore his meniscus and was ruled out for the rest of the season, as Jackson was promoted to a starting role. In his first career start, he had 14 points, 2 rebounds and 1 assist, helping the Thunder win Game 3. As a starter during the playoffs, Jackson averaged 15.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game.
On February 6, 2014, Jackson was chosen to compete in the 2014 Taco Bell Skills Challenge. On April 26, 2014, he recorded a career-high 32 points along with 9 rebounds against the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 4 of the 2014 NBA Playoffs first round series, which the Thunder won 92–89. Jackson had 5 points in the final minute of regulation to force overtime, but heaved a shot from full court, still with 4 seconds left. In overtime, Jackson hit four free throws to ensure a Thunder victory. He was praised for his performance as the Thunder's star players Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook had off shooting nights.
Detroit Pistons (2015–present)
On February 19, 2015, Jackson was traded to the Detroit Pistons as part of a three-team deal that also involved the Utah Jazz. Three days later, he made his debut for the Pistons as he recorded 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in a 106–89 win over the Washington Wizards. On March 17, Jackson recorded 23 points and a career-high 20 assists in a 105–95 win over the Memphis Grizzlies. On March 27, Jackson recorded his second career triple-double just ten days later. Jackson finished the game with 26 points, 11 rebounds and ten assists in a 111–97 win over the Orlando Magic. Jackson became the first Pistons guard to record multiple triple-doubles in a season since Isiah Thomas during the 1986–87 season, and the first Pistons player to do so since Grant Hill during the 1997–98 season.
On July 20, 2015, the Pistons re-signed Jackson to a five-year, $80 million contract. On November 8, 2015, Jackson recorded a career-high 40 points in a 120–103 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. He scored 26 of his 40 points in the fourth quarter, tying Will Bynum's franchise record for the most points in a quarter. On December 2, he had a season-best game with 34 points and 16 assists in a 127–122 overtime win over the Phoenix Suns. He was subsequently named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week ending December 6. He averaged 27.0 points and 8.8 assists, leading the Pistons to four consecutive wins during that time. Jackson became the first Piston to record 30-plus points and 15-plus assists in a game since Isiah Thomas recorded 40-plus points and 17 assists in 1988. Jackson was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week ending December 20, 2015. He joined Andre Drummond as the only Pistons teammates to win the award twice in the same season. Jackson averaged 29.3 points (first in the Eastern Conference), 7.7 assists (second in the Eastern Conference), and 6.3 rebounds while helping lead the Pistons to a 2–1 record for the week against three teams with above .500 records. He shot 46% from the field, 38% from behind the arc and 83% from the free-throw line. Jackson recorded two 30/10 games with 34 points and a season-high 11 rebounds against the Los Angeles Clippers on December 14, and 31 points and 13 assists in a quadruple overtime win against the Chicago Bulls on December 18. He scored 13 of the Pistons' 20 points in the deciding fourth overtime period.
NBA career statistics
|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||Bold||Career high|
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- Langlois, Keith (November 8, 2015). "Jackson's stellar 4th quarter sparks Pistons' comeback win". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved November 8, 2015.
- "Drummond leads Pistons to comeback 120-103 win over Blazers". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. November 8, 2015. Retrieved November 8, 2015.
- "Jackson rallies Pistons past Suns 127-122 in OT". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. December 2, 2015. Retrieved December 2, 2015.
- "Reggie Jackson Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. December 7, 2015. Retrieved December 7, 2015.
- "Reggie Jackson Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. December 21, 2015. Retrieved December 21, 2015.