Lucious Jackson

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Template:Infobox basketball biography Lucious Brown "Luke" Jackson (born October 31, 1941) is a retired American professional basketball player.

Biography[edit]

Collegiate career[edit]

Born in San Marcos, Texas, Jackson played college basketball at Pan American College (now known as the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley) and was a member the U.S. Olympic basketball team that won the gold at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. He also played for the United States men's national basketball team at the 1963 FIBA World Championship.[1]

NBA career[edit]

The 76ers drafted Jackson with the 4th overall pick in the NBA draft. He would play eight seasons (1964–1972) with the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA. A 6-foot, 9-inch (2.06 m) power forward who played center occasionally, he was named to the NBA's 1964–65 All-Rookie Team after averaging 14.8 points and 12.9 rebounds per game. He played in the NBA All-Star Game the same season. A teammate of Wilt Chamberlain, Jackson was a starter on the 1966–67 Philadelphia championship team that scissored the Boston Celtics' string of eight straight NBA championships. After the 1968 season, Chamberlain was dealt to the Lakers, and Jackson (along with Darrall Imhoff, acquired in the Wilt trade), were asked to fill the void. However, Jackson suffered a major injury in 1969 and was never the same player after that, missing a total of 66 games his last three years in the NBA.

Personal life[edit]

Lucious Jackson's son, also Lucious, played for Jim Boeheim at Syracuse from 1991 to 1995.

References in popular culture[edit]

The 1990s all-female rock band Luscious Jackson chose their name as inspiration from Lucious Jackson.[2]

NBA career statistics[edit]

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Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP MPG FG% FT% RPG APG PPG
1964–65 Philadelphia 76 34.1 .414 .713 12.9 1.2 14.8
1965–66 Philadelphia 79 24.9 .401 .738 8.6 1.7 8.2
1966–67 Philadelphia 81 29.3 .438 .759 8.9 1.4 12.0
1967–68 Philadelphia 82 31.3 .433 .719 10.6 1.7 11.8
1968–69 Philadelphia 25 33.6 .437 .711 11.4 2.2 14.4
1969–70 Philadelphia 37 15.8 .392 .741 5.4 1.4 5.5
1970–71 Philadelphia 79 22.5 .376 .693 7.2 1.9 6.7
1971–72 Philadelphia 63 17.2 .396 .692 4.9 1.4 5.8
Career 522 26.4 .415 .722 8.8 1.6 9.9

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP MPG FG% FT% RPG APG PPG
1965 Philadelphia 11 29.2 .338 .781 7.2 2.2 10.3
1966 Philadelphia 5 32.6 .429 .818 8.8 1.6 12.0
1967 Philadelphia 15 36.2 .398 .725 11.7 2.0 11.0
1968 Philadelphia 13 33.2 .392 .686 8.8 1.2 11.4
1970 Philadelphia 5 14.6 .474 1.000 6.6 .6 4.0
1971 Philadelphia 7 22.9 .421 .700 8.7 1.6 5.6
Career 56 30.2 .389 .743 9.1 1.6 9.7

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