2009 Honoree, Jim Jackson

2009 Honoree, Jim Jackson

(Excerpts from nba.com) Jim Jackson starred at Toledo Macomber in Toledo, Ohio. The former McDonald's All American led Macomber to the State Championship game. Jackson was recruited by the Ohio State University Buckeyes. The gifted swingman averaged 16.1 points and 5.5 rebounds per game while shooting 49.9% from the field as a freshman. He played two more seasons through 1991-1992, earning consensus First Team All American honors in 1991 and 1992, and the UPI player of the year in 1992. Jackson was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks with the fourth overall pick of the 1992 NBA Draft after his junior season at OSU. Jackson was one of the most prolific scorers and gifted all-around players to enter the NBA in the 1990s.

Career Highlights

  • 1989 Mc Donald’s All-American
  • 1991 & 1992 Big Ten Basketball MVP
  • 1991 & 1992 First Team All-America
  • 1992 UPI Player of the Year
  • 1992 4th Pick overall in NBA Draft
  • Holds Dallas Mavericks record for rebounds in a single season by a guard.
 

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