Jarrett Matthew Jack (born October 28, 1983) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA G League. He attended four high schools in North Carolina, Maryland and Massachusetts before playing collegiately at Georgia Tech. He was selected with the 22nd overall pick in the 2005 NBA draft by the Denver Nuggets, before playing with the Portland Trail Blazers, Indiana Pacers, Toronto Raptors, New Orleans Hornets, Golden State Warriors, Cleveland Cavaliers, Brooklyn Nets, New Orleans Pelicans and New York Knicks.
Jack with the Cavaliers in November 2013
|Born||October 28, 1983|
Fort Washington, Maryland
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
|College||Georgia Tech (2002–2005)|
|NBA draft||2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 22nd overall|
|Selected by the Denver Nuggets|
|2005–2008||Portland Trail Blazers|
|2010–2012||New Orleans Hornets|
|2012–2013||Golden State Warriors|
|2017||New Orleans Pelicans|
|2017–2018||New York Knicks|
|2019||Sioux Falls Skyforce|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
- 1 High school career
- 2 College career
- 3 Professional career
- 3.1 Portland Trail Blazers (2005–2008)
- 3.2 Indiana Pacers (2008–2009)
- 3.3 Toronto Raptors (2009–2010)
- 3.4 New Orleans Hornets (2010–2012)
- 3.5 Golden State Warriors (2012–2013)
- 3.6 Cleveland Cavaliers (2013–2014)
- 3.7 Brooklyn Nets (2014–2016)
- 3.8 Return to New Orleans (2017)
- 3.9 New York Knicks (2017–2018)
- 3.10 Sioux Falls Skyforce (2019)
- 4 NBA career statistics
- 5 Personal life
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
High school careerEdit
After high school, Jack played for Georgia Tech in Atlanta. In his sophomore year (2003–04), he helped guide Georgia Tech to the NCAA Finals with 12.5 points and 5.1 assists a game. In his junior and final year at Georgia Tech he averaged 15.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.5 assists.
After forgoing his senior year of eligibility at Georgia Tech to enter the NBA draft, Jack graduated on December 13, 2014, receiving his degree in business management at commencement ceremonies in Atlanta.
Portland Trail Blazers (2005–2008)Edit
After his junior year at Georgia Tech, he opted to enter the 2005 NBA draft and was selected by the Denver Nuggets with the 22nd pick. On draft night, he was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for their 27th pick (Linas Kleiza) and 35th pick (Ricky Sánchez).
As a rookie in 2005–06, Jack backed up Steve Blake and Sebastian Telfair at the point, getting limited minutes. Blake was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks and Telfair was traded to the Boston Celtics in a multi-player trade during the 2006 off-season. In their absence, Jack was named starting point guard by coach Nate McMillan for the 2006–07 season, dramatically increasing his minutes and stats. With Blake's return in 2007–08, however, Jack was once again relegated to sixth man.
Indiana Pacers (2008–2009)Edit
Toronto Raptors (2009–2010)Edit
New Orleans Hornets (2010–2012)Edit
Golden State Warriors (2012–2013)Edit
On July 11, 2012, Jack was traded to the Golden State Warriors in a three-team trade including the Philadelphia 76ers, who received Dorell Wright from Golden State.
On February 22, 2013, Jack recorded a double-double with 30 points and 10 assists against the Spurs and became the first bench player to record such numbers since Magic Johnson in 1996.
At the end of season, Jack finished third in the Sixth Man of the Year voting.
Cleveland Cavaliers (2013–2014)Edit
On July 12, 2013, Jack signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers. On April 15, 2014, he was named the recipient of the ninth annual Austin Carr Good Guy Award. The award, named after Cavaliers legend Austin Carr, is designed to recognize a Cavaliers player who is cooperative and understanding of the media.
Brooklyn Nets (2014–2016)Edit
On July 10, 2014, Jack was traded to the Brooklyn Nets in a three-team trade involving the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics. Hours after graduating from Georgia Tech on December 13, 2014, Jack travelled to Charlotte to join his teammates for their game against the Hornets. In 20 minutes of action off the bench, he recorded 14 points, 5 assists and 2 rebounds to help the Nets win 114–87.
On November 14, 2015, Jack scored a season-high 28 points in an overtime loss to the Golden State Warriors. On January 3, 2016, he was ruled out for the rest of the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament and small medial meniscus tear in his right knee. He sustained the injury the previous night during the second half of the Nets' game at Boston. On June 30, 2016, Jack was waived by the Nets.
On July 15, 2016, Jack signed with the Atlanta Hawks. However, on October 20, 2016, he was waived by the Hawks due to injury. He had been unable to practice during training camp due to torn right knee ligaments he suffered in 2015–16, and subsequently sat out all seven of the Hawks' exhibition games during the preseason.
Return to New Orleans (2017)Edit
On February 24, 2017, Jack signed a 10-day contract with the New Orleans Pelicans, returning to the franchise for a second stint. However, on March 3, 2017, he was ruled out for four to six weeks after suffering a right lateral meniscus tear.
New York Knicks (2017–2018)Edit
On September 15, 2017, Jack signed with the New York Knicks. On November 24, 2017, he had 10 points and a season-high 14 assists against the Atlanta Hawks. On December 10, 2017, also against the Hawks, Jack scored a season-high 19 points. On January 10, 2018, he recorded his first triple-double in six years with 16 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in a 122–119 double overtime loss to the Chicago Bulls. Four days later, he set a new season high with 22 points in a 123–118 overtime loss to the New Orleans Pelicans.
Sioux Falls Skyforce (2019)Edit
On March 5, 2019, Jack was acquired by the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA G League. In his lone appearance for the Skyforce, Jack tore the ACL and lateral meniscus as well spraining the MCL in his left knee, which ruled him out for the rest of the season.
NBA career statisticsEdit
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- Jarrett Jack Recruiting Profile
- "All ACC Faces in the Crowd: Jarrett Jack". The Technique. September 3, 2004. Archived from the original on September 29, 2007. Retrieved March 17, 2007.
- Jarrett Jack, 10-year NBA veteran, graduates from Georgia Tech
- Givony, Jonathan (2005-06-30). "2005 NBA Draft Grades". DraftExpress. Archived from the original on 2018-03-31.
- Weitzman, Yaron (2018-03-19). "Jarrett Jack's Wide Circle of Influence Extends to NBA Stars, Rappers and Beyond". Bleacher Report. Archived from the original on 2018-03-31.
- "Pacers announce two trades; acquire seven players". NBA.com. July 9, 2009. Retrieved July 13, 2009.
- "Raptors Sign Jack To Offer Sheet". NBA.com. July 13, 2009. Retrieved July 14, 2009.
- Wells, Mike (July 19, 2009). "Pacers won't match offer for Jarret Jack". IndyStar.com. Archived from the original on July 15, 2014. Retrieved July 19, 2009.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
- "HORNETS ACQUIRE JACK, ANDERSON AND BANKS FROM RAPTORS". NBA.com. November 20, 2010. Retrieved November 21, 2010.
- "New Orleans Hornets Trade Jarrett Jack To Golden State Warriors". Rantsports.com. July 11, 2012. Retrieved July 11, 2012.
- "Jarrett Jack: NBS'a Best Sixth Man?". Rantsports.com. February 22, 2013. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
- "Knicks' J.R. Smith wins Kia Sixth Man Award". NBA.com. April 22, 2013. Retrieved April 22, 2013.
- Cavaliers Sign Jack and Clark
- "Jarrett Jack Wins Austin Carr Good Guy Award". NBA.com. April 15, 2014. Retrieved January 2, 2016.
- Brooklyn Nets Acquire Jarrett Jack and Sergey Karasev
- Johnson leads hot-shooting Nets over Hornets
- Curry leads Warriors past Nets 107-99 in overtime
- Jarrett Jack Medical Update
- Brooklyn Nets Waive Jarrett Jack
- "Hawks Re-Sign Humphries, Add Jack And Delaney". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 15, 2016. Retrieved July 15, 2016.
- "Hawks Request Waivers On Jarrett Jack". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. October 20, 2016. Retrieved October 20, 2016.
- Vivlamore, Chris (October 20, 2016). "Hawks waive veteran Jack, roster at 17". AJC.com. Retrieved October 20, 2016.
- "Pelicans Sign Jarrett Jack". NBA.com. February 24, 2017. Retrieved February 24, 2017.
- "Jarrett Jack Injury Update". NBA.com. March 3, 2017. Retrieved March 3, 2017.
- "Knicks Sign Jarrett Jack". NBA.com. September 15, 2017. Retrieved September 15, 2017.
- "Jarrett Jack 2017-18 Game Log". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved January 7, 2018.
- "Markkanen, Dunn help Bulls outlast Knicks 122-119 in 2 OTs". ESPN.com. January 10, 2018. Retrieved January 10, 2018.
- "Davis (48 points, 17 rebounds), Pelicans beat Knicks in OT". ESPN.com. January 14, 2018. Retrieved January 14, 2018.
- "Pelicans sign Jarrett Jack". NBA.com. September 19, 2018. Retrieved September 19, 2018.
- "Pelicans waive Green and Jack". NBA.com. October 13, 2018. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
- "Sioux Falls Skyforce Acquire NBA Veteran Jarrett Jack". NBA.com. March 5, 2019. Retrieved March 10, 2019.
- Ira Winderman (March 14, 2019). "Jarrett Jack, who signed recently with the..." Twitter. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
- "Jarret Jack Bio Page". NBA.com. Archived from the original on February 13, 2007. Retrieved January 28, 2012.