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Pierre Jackson

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Pierre Jackson
Free agent
Position Point guard
Personal information
Born (1991-08-29) August 29, 1991 (age 24)
Las Vegas, Nevada
Nationality American
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Career information
High school Desert Pines (Las Vegas, Nevada)
College College of Southern Idaho (2009–2011)
Baylor (2011–2013)
NBA draft 2013 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42nd overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Pro career 2013–present
Career history
2013–2014 Idaho Stampede (D-League)
2014 Fenerbahçe Ülker (Turkey)
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA D-League All-Star (2014)
  • NIT champion (2013)
  • NIT Most Outstanding Player (2013)
  • AP Honorable Mention All-American (2012)
  • 2x Second-team All-Big 12 (2012, 2013)
  • Big 12 All-Rookie team (2012)
  • NJCAA National Player of the Year (2011)
  • NJCAA first-team All-American (2011)
  • NJCAA men's basketball tournament MVP (2011)

Pierre Deshawn Jackson (born August 29, 1991) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Fenerbahçe Ülker of the Turkish Basketball League (TBL). The 5'10" point guard played college basketball for Baylor University where he was one of the top college players in the 2012–13 season.

High school and junior college career

Jackson attended Desert Pines High School in Las Vegas. Following a standout career, where he led the state of Nevada in assists as a senior, he went to the College of Southern Idaho (CSI). At CSI, Jackson led the Golden Eagles to a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Championship in 2011, earning tournament MVP honors. He averaged 18.6 points and 4.4 assists per game in 2010–11 and was named a first-team All-American and the NJCAA Player of the Year at the conclusion of the season.[1]

College career

After concluding his junior college career, Jackson moved to Baylor to complete his college career. He had a strong junior campaign for the Bears, averaging 13.8 points and 5.9 assists in the 2011–12 season. He helped lead Baylor to the Elite Eight of the 2012 NCAA Tournament, where they lost to eventual champions Kentucky. Jackson was named second team All-Big 12 Conference and an honorable mention All-American by the Associated Press.[2]

Jackson returned to Baylor for his senior season in 2012–13. He was named the Big 12 preseason Player of the Year[3] and was named to the preseason watch lists for the Wooden[4] and Naismith[5] national player of the year awards.

On April 4, 2013, Jackson ended his college career with a championship win over Iowa at the National Invitation Tournament (NIT).

Professional career

2013–14 season

Jackson was selected with the 42nd overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. On July 12, 2013, his draft rights were traded, along with Jrue Holiday, to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Nerlens Noel.[6] Two days later, he joined the Pelicans for the 2013 NBA Summer League.

On July 27, 2013, Jackson signed a one-year deal with ASVEL Villeurbanne of the LNB Pro A.[7] However, in September 2013, he left the team before playing in a game for them.[8]

On November 1, 2013, Jackson was selected with the fourth overall pick in the 2013 NBA D-League draft by the Idaho Stampede.[9] On February 3, 2014, he was named to the Futures All-Star roster for the 2014 NBA D-League All-Star Game.[10][11] On February 4, 2014, he scored 58 points against the Texas Legends, setting the D-League single-game scoring record. This surpassed the previous record of 53 by Morris Almond (2008) and Will Conroy (2009).[12][13]

On February 20, 2014, he left the Idaho Stampede in order to sign in Turkey.[14] The next day, he signed with Fenerbahçe Ülker for the rest of the 2013–14 season.[15] On April 10, 2014, he parted ways with Fenerbahçe after just six games.[16] He averaged 3.3 points and 1.3 assists over those six games.

2014–15 season

On June 27, 2014, the Pelicans traded Jackson's rights back to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Russ Smith's draft rights.[17] On July 1, 2014, he joined the 76ers for the 2014 NBA Summer League.[18] In game one of the 76ers' Orlando Summer League schedule on July 5, he ruptured his right Achilles during the first half of their 77-83 loss to the Orlando Magic.[19][20] Despite the injury, he signed a one-year, partially guaranteed contract with the 76ers on July 24, 2014,[21] only to be waived on September 30 after he was ruled out for six to 12 months.[22]

References

  1. "CSI head coach and player earn national honors". CSI Athletics. April 15, 2011. Retrieved November 16, 2012. 
  2. "All-America Honors Continue For Big 12 Men's Basketball". Big 12 Conference. March 26, 2012. Retrieved November 16, 2012. 
  3. "Jackson Leads Preseason All-Big 12 Squad". Big 12 Conference. October 4, 2012. Retrieved November 16, 2012. 
  4. Borzello, Jeff (November 8, 2012). "JOHN R. WOODEN AWARD ANNOUNCES MEN’S PRESEASON TOP 50". Wooden Award. Retrieved November 16, 2012. 
  5. Borzello, Jeff (November 13, 2012). "Naismith announces early-season watch list". CBSSports.com. Retrieved November 16, 2012. 
  6. "Sixers Acquire Rights to Nerlens Noel and a 2014 First-round Pick in Trade With New Orleans". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 12, 2013. Retrieved July 12, 2013. 
  7. "ASVEL Villeurbanne sign Pierre Jackson". Sportando.com. July 27, 2013. Retrieved July 27, 2013. 
  8. Pierre Jackson leaves ASVEL because he is homesick
  9. Stampede Draft Pierre Jackson in First Round
  10. Eighth Annual NBA D-League All-Star Game Features 16 Players With NBA Experience
  11. Pierre Goes to New Orleans
  12. "JACKSON BREAKS LEAGUE RECORD WITH 58 POINTS IN A 136-122 STAMPEDE WIN OVER TEXAS". NBA.com. February 4, 2014. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 
  13. "Pierre Jackson's 58 D-League best". ESPN.com. February 4, 2014. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 
  14. Pierre Jackson confirms he is moving to Fenerbahce
  15. "FENERBAHCE ULKER bolsters backcourt with rookie Jackson". Euroleague.net. February 21, 2014. Retrieved February 22, 2014. 
  16. "Pierre Jackson, Fenerbahce officially part ways". Sportando.com. April 10, 2014. Retrieved April 10, 2014. 
  17. "Sixers Acquire Rights To Point Guard Pierre Jackson". NBA.com. June 27, 2014. Retrieved June 28, 2014. 
  18. "Sixers Announce Orlando Pro Summer League Camp Invitees". NBA.com. July 1, 2014. Retrieved July 1, 2014. 
  19. Herbert, James (July 5, 2014). "Sixers' Pierre Jackson injures Achilles on first day of summer league". CBSSports.com. Retrieved July 5, 2014. 
  20. Wolf, Jason (July 5, 2014). "D-league all-star, 76ers guard Pierre Jackson injures Achilles". USAToday.com. Retrieved July 5, 2014. 
  21. Sixers sign injured Pierre Jackson to partially guaranteed deal
  22. Sixers waive Pierre Jackson

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