Rick Jackson

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Rick Jackson
No. 25 – Cocodrilos de Caracas
Position Power forward / Center
League Liga Profesional de Baloncesto
Personal information
Born (1989-05-26) May 26, 1989 (age 26)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school Neumann-Goretti
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
College Syracuse (2007–2011)
NBA draft 2011 / Undrafted
Pro career 2011–present
Career history
2011–2012 Chorale Roanne Basket
2012–2013 Austin Toros
2013–2014 Hapoel Gilboa Galil
2014 Krasny Oktyabr
2015 Rain or Shine Elasto Painters
2015–present Cocodrilos de Caracas
Career highlights and awards

Richard Kadeem "Rick" Jackson (born May 26, 1989) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Cocodrilos de Caracas of the Liga Profesional de Baloncesto (LPB). He played collegiately at Syracuse and attended Neumann-Goretti High School with former Syracuse teammate, Scoop Jardine.

High school[edit]

Jackson attended Neumann-Goretti High School, where he played with future Syracuse teammate Scoop Jardine.[1] Neuman-Goretti won the Philadelphia Catholic League championship and was ranked No. 24 ranking in the final 2006 USA Today poll. That season, Jackson averaged 15 points per game and was named AP All-State Class AAAA second team.

Team USA[edit]

Jackson played on Team USA at the semi-annual (Under 18) Albert Schweitzer Tournament in Mannheim, Germany in 2006. He led the squad with 17.3 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks per game.[2] In the seventh-place game against host Germany, Jackson scored a game high 25 points, pulled down 11 rebounds and blocked five shots.[3]



Jackson appeared in all 35 of Syracuse's games in his freshman year, with averages of 3.7 points and 3.0 rebounds per game, highlighted by a seven-point, eight-rebound performance against Providence.[4]


Jackson would join the starting lineup in his sophomore season against Memphis on December 20, 2008, scoring 14 points to go along with seven rebounds.[5] On January 14, 2009, Jackson scored 17 points to go along with seven rebounds in an 88-74 loss to Georgetown.[6] Jackson would follow that performance up with 13 points and 10 rebounds as No. 8 Syracuse topped No. 12 Notre Dame, 93-74. Jackson was also solid defensively, helping to hold All-American Luke Harangody to 9-for-28 shooting from the floor.[7][8]


Jackson would continue in the starting lineup in his junior season. On December 10, 2009 Jackson scored a career high 21 points to go along with 11 rebounds against then-No. 10 Florida.[9] Two games later, he would score 18 points and grab 10 rebounds against St. Bonaventure.[10] For the season he averaged 9.7 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, and 1.0 steals per game.


Jackson, the lone Senior on the team led the Orange to a 28-7 regular season record. He was named Big East defensive player of the year. Jackson finished the season leading the league in rebounds, field goal percentage and blocked shots. His rebounding numbers ranked him seventh nationally. The field goal percentage placed him 14th in the country. The blocked shots, No. 21 nationally. Jackson’s 17 double-doubles ties him for eighth place on the national stage. With his production, Jackson was left off of the Big East first team and the league decided to go with six guards. Jackson wound up making the second team in the Big East.

Professional career[edit]


After going undrafted in the 2011 NBA Draft and with the 2011 NBA Lockout preventing him from signing anywhere, Jackson signed with Chorale Roanne Basket in France.[11]


On November 8, 2012, Jackson was acquired by the Santa Cruz Warriors as an affiliate player.[12] Then on November 27, 2012, he was traded to the Austin Toros in a three-team trade involving the Rio Grande Valley Vipers and the Warriors.[13]

On January 27, 2013, in a game against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Jackson recorded a career high of 25 rebounds to go along with 21 points in a 106-91 win.[14]


On August 1, 2013, Jackson signed with Hapoel Gilboa Galil for the 2013–14 Israeli Basketball Super League season.[15]


On December 15, 2014 he signed with the Russian club Krasny Oktyabr.[16] Later that month, he left the club after appearing in only two games.[17] On January 19, 2015, he signed with Rain or Shine Elasto Painters at the Philippines playing as import,[18]replacing Kenny Adeleke due to problems in travel documents.[19]

On April 11, 2015, he signed with Cocodrilos de Caracas of the Venezuelan Liga Profesional de Baloncesto.[20]


He is the son of Rick Jackson Sr and Joyce Thomas. He has four siblings and attended Syracuse University. He also has an cousin named Juwan Campbell Jr., a former South Philadelphia high school basketball star.


  1. ^ Clayton, John (April 9, 2007). "MBB : Brotherly love". The Daily Orange. Retrieved September 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.mpnnow.com/news/view_story.php?articleId=4566[dead link]
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "Providence Friars vs. Syracuse Orange - Recap - January 27, 2008 - ESPN". Sports.espn.go.com. 2008-01-27. Retrieved 2013-10-19. 
  5. ^ "Syracuse Orange vs. Memphis Tigers - Box Score - December 20, 2008 - ESPN". Sports.espn.go.com. 2008-12-20. Retrieved 2013-10-19. 
  6. ^ "Syracuse Orange vs. Georgetown Hoyas - Box Score - January 14, 2009 - ESPN". Sports.espn.go.com. 2009-01-14. Retrieved 2013-10-19. 
  7. ^ "Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Syracuse Orange - Box Score - January 17, 2009 - ESPN". Sports.espn.go.com. 2009-01-17. Retrieved 2013-10-19. 
  8. ^ "MBB : Onuaku, Jackson slow down Harangody in paint". dailyorange.com. January 16, 2009. Retrieved April 11, 2015. 
  9. ^ Gloria Wright (2009-12-11). "Leftover thoughts from Syracuse's big win over Florida | syracuse.com". Blog.syracuse.com. Retrieved 2013-10-19. 
  10. ^ "St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs. Syracuse Orange - Box Score - December 19, 2009 - ESPN". Sports.espn.go.com. 2009-12-19. Retrieved 2013-10-19. 
  11. ^ "Rick Jackson will play basketball in France". The Post-Standard. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  12. ^ "NBA Development League: Santa Cruz Warriors Announce Training Camp Roster". Nba.com. 2012-11-08. Retrieved 2013-10-19. 
  13. ^ "The Official Site Of The Nba Development League: Austin Toros". Nba.com. 2012-11-27. Retrieved 2013-10-19. 
  14. ^ "NBA Development League: Vipers at Toros Game Info - January 27, 2013". Nba.com. Retrieved 2013-10-19. 
  15. ^ "Gilboa Galil tab big man Rick Jackson". Sportando.com. August 1, 2013. Retrieved April 11, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Krasny Oktyabr lands Rick Jackson". Sportando. 15 December 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2015. 
  17. ^ "Krasny Oktyabr announces Lamont Hamilton and Donnie McGrath". Sportando.com. December 31, 2014. Retrieved April 11, 2015. 
  18. ^ "'Extra Rice Inc' gets fresh serving as beefy Jackson given nod by Rain or Shine coach". SPIN.ph. 20 January 2015. 
  19. ^ "Rain or Shine in a quandary as import prospect having trouble with travel documents". SPIN.ph. 14 January 2015. 
  20. ^ "Rick Jackson signs with Cocodrilos de Caracas". Sportando.com. April 11, 2015. Retrieved April 11, 2015. 

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