Height: 6-0 • 183 cms
Weight: 175 lbs • 79 kgs
School: Memphis '14
Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee
USA Basketball Notes:
- Named as a finalist to the 2011 USA Basketbll Men's U19 National Team on June 19, 2011.
- Invited to the 2010 USA Basketball Men's U18 National Team training camp in San Antonio, Texas, but later declined to remain in summer school at the University of Memphis and prepare for the Tigers' exhibition trip to the Bahamas in August.
- Named 2011 Conference USA Tournament MVP.
- Attends University of Memphis and helped lead team to a 25-10 record, the 2011 Conference USA Tournament championship, and the 2011 NCAA Tournament.
- As a freshman in 2010-11 finished as the Tigers' second-leading scorer at 9.9 ppg. and was also second on the team with 109 assists. Also averaged 2.1 rebounds and collected 35 steals (fourth on squad). He shot 43.1 percent from the field, 31.1 percent from 3-point and 72.6 percent from the charity stripe (second on team).
- During the 2011 postseason he averaged 16.5 points and 3.0 assists in the three Conference USA Tournament games and one NCAA Tournament contest. He also shot 56.3 percent from the field, 80.0 percent from 3-point and 83.9 percent from the free throw line.
- Scored in double figures in all four postseason appearances, recorded a career-high 24 points versus East Carolina in the C-USA Tournament semifinal (3/11/11). The following day, Jackson had 17 points, seven assists and three rebounds in the Tigers' 67-66 victory over UTEP in the C-USA Tournament title game. He netted 12 of his 17 points in the final 10:17 of the game, including the two championship-winning free throws with only 7.8 seconds left on the clock. For his outstanding play he was named the C-USA Tournament MVP.
- Despite playing most of the NCAA Tournament game with foul trouble, recorded 10 points, two rebounds and two assists in the narrow 77-75 setback to Arizona.
High School Honors:
- Named the 2010 Gatorade Tennessee Player of the Year and was a finalist for the Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year.
- Listed as a 2010 McDonald’s High School All-American, had two points, one rebound and two assists in 12 minutes for the East.
- A two-time finalist for the Tennessee Class 3A Mr. Basketball honor.
- Earned two consecutive Memphis Commercial Appeal Best of the Preps Player of the Year awards to become only the third basketball player in Best of the Preps history to earn the honor in back-to-back seasons.
- Selected in 2009-10 Parade Magazine All-America first team; ESPN/RISE All-America first team; Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) Class AAA Mr. Basketball (Player of the Year); TSSAA Class AAA All-Tournament Team; Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Class AAA All-State Team for three-straight years; and was named Bass Pro Tournament of Champions (TOC) Most Valuable Player.
- Named in 2008-09 Class AAA state tournament MVP; The Memphis Commercial Appeal Best of the Preps Player of the Year; Finalist for the TSSAA Class AAA Mr. Basketball; Region 8-AAA Tournament MVP; District 15-AAA Player of the Year; and earned TSWA All-State honors for Class AAA.
- Selected in 2007-08 the District 15-AAA Player of the Year; TSWA Class AAA All-State Team, and was a finalist for The Memphis Commercial Appeal Best of the Preps Player of the Year honor.
- Named to 2006-07 The Memphis Commercial Appeal's Best of the Preps Class AAA All-Metro Team.
High School Notes:
- Attended White Station High School (Memphis, Tenn.).
- Finished as the second-leading scorer in the history of Shelby-Metro area high school basketball with 3,451 points (23.2 ppg.), His 3,451 career points is the fourth-highest scoring total in the history of boys high school basketball in the state of Tennessee .
- Helped lead the Spartans to an appearance in the Class AAA state title game three straight years.
- In 2009-10, helped lead White Station to a 28-9 overall record and a runner-up finish in the Class AAA state tournament.
- Averaged 29.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 2.8 steals as a senior.
- In 2008-09, helped lead the Spartans to a 31-7 overall record, a 15-1 conference mark and the 2009 Tennessee Class AAA state title. Averaged 26.4 points, which was the top scoring average in the Shelby-Metro area.
- As a sophomore in 2007-08, helped White Station to the Tennessee Class AAA championship game and averaged 24.4 points for the Spartans.
- As a freshman in 2006-07, averaged 14.0 points a game.
- In summer of 2009, played with the Memphis Magic Elite AAU team that won the national championship at the prestigious adidas Super 64 Tournament in Las Vegas. Was named the Super 64's Most Valuable Player.
- Born Joseph Nathaniel Jackson on Feb. 8, 1992.
- Son of Lachaundra Jackson and Joseph Burns and grandson of Lillie Cox.
- Was a member of his school's student council.
- Has volunteered locally with the Boy Scouts of America and has donated his time by visiting children at the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.