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

Lucious Jackson
Personal information
Born (1941-10-31) October 31, 1941 (age 77)
San Marcos, Texas
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High schoolMorehouse (Bastrop, Louisiana)
College
NBA draft1964 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Playing career1964–1972
PositionPower forward / Center
Number54
Career history
19641972Philadelphia 76ers
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points5,170 (9.9 ppg)
Rebounds4,613 (8.8 rpg)
Assists818 (1.6 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

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BiographyEdit

Collegiate careerEdit

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 careerEdit

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 the acquired Darrell Inhoff obtained 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 lifeEdit

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

References in popular cultureEdit

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

NBA career statisticsEdit

Legend
  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
Denotes season in which Jackson won an NBA championship

Regular seasonEdit

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

PlayoffsEdit

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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