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Richard Kadeem Jackson (born May 26, 1989) is an American professional basketball player. He played college basketball for Syracuse and attended Neumann-Goretti High School with former Syracuse teammate, Scoop Jardine.

Rick Jackson
Free agent
PositionPower forward / Center
Personal information
Born (1989-05-26) May 26, 1989 (age 30)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High schoolNeumann-Goretti
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
CollegeSyracuse (2007–2011)
NBA draft2011 / Undrafted
Playing career2011–present
Career history
2011–2012Chorale Roanne Basket
2012–2013Austin Toros
2013–2014Hapoel Gilboa Galil
2014Krasny Oktyabr
2015Rain or Shine Elasto Painters
2015Cocodrilos de Caracas
2015Iowa Energy
2015–2016Delaware 87ers
2017Metropolitanos de Mauricio Baez
Career highlights and awards


High school careerEdit

Jackson attended Neumann-Goretti High School, where he played with future Syracuse teammate Scoop Jardine.[1] Neuman-Goretti won the Philadelphia Catholic League championship and was ranked No. 24 ranking in the final 2006 USA Today poll. That season, Jackson averaged 15 points per game and was named AP All-State Class AAAA second team.

Team USAEdit

Jackson played on Team USA at the semi-annual (Under 18) Albert Schweitzer Tournament in Mannheim, Germany in 2006. He led the squad with 17.3 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks per game.[2] In the seventh-place game against host Germany, Jackson scored a game high 25 points, pulled down 11 rebounds and blocked five shots.[3]

College careerEdit


Jackson appeared in all 35 of Syracuse's games in his freshman year, with averages of 3.7 points and 3.0 rebounds per game, highlighted by a seven-point, eight-rebound performance against Providence.[4]


Jackson would join the starting lineup in his sophomore season against Memphis on December 20, 2008, scoring 14 points to go along with seven rebounds.[5] On January 14, 2009, Jackson scored 17 points to go along with seven rebounds in an 88-74 loss to Georgetown.[6] Jackson would follow that performance up with 13 points and 10 rebounds as No. 8 Syracuse topped No. 12 Notre Dame, 93-74. Jackson was also solid defensively, helping to hold All-American Luke Harangody to 9-for-28 shooting from the floor.[7][8]


Jackson would continue in the starting lineup in his junior season. On December 10, 2009 Jackson scored a career high 21 points to go along with 11 rebounds against then-No. 10 Florida.[9] Two games later, he would score 18 points and grab 10 rebounds against St. Bonaventure.[10] For the season he averaged 9.7 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, and 1.0 steals per game.


Jackson, the lone Senior on the team led the Orange to a 28-7 regular season record. He was named Big East defensive player of the year. Jackson finished the season leading the league in rebounds, field goal percentage and blocked shots. His rebounding numbers ranked him seventh nationally. The field goal percentage placed him 14th in the country. The blocked shots, No. 21 nationally. Jackson's 17 double-doubles ties him for eighth place on the national stage. With his production, Jackson was left off of the Big East first team and the league decided to go with six guards. Jackson wound up making the second team in the Big East.

Professional careerEdit


After going undrafted in the 2011 NBA draft and with the 2011 NBA Lockout preventing him from signing anywhere, Jackson signed with Chorale Roanne Basket in France.[11]


On November 8, 2012, Jackson was acquired by the Santa Cruz Warriors as an affiliate player.[12] Then on November 27, 2012, he was traded to the Austin Toros in a three-team trade involving the Rio Grande Valley Vipers and the Warriors.[13]

On January 27, 2013, in a game against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Jackson recorded a career high of 25 rebounds to go along with 21 points in a 106-91 win.[14]


On August 1, 2013, Jackson signed with Hapoel Gilboa Galil for the 2013–14 Israeli Basketball Super League season.[15]


On December 15, 2014, Jackson signed with the Russian club Krasny Oktyabr.[16] Later that month, he left the club after appearing in only two games.[17] On January 19, 2015, he signed with Rain or Shine Elasto Painters at the Philippines playing as import,[18] replacing Kenny Adeleke due to problems in travel documents.[19]

On April 11, 2015, he signed with Cocodrilos de Caracas of the Venezuelan Liga Profesional de Baloncesto.[20]


On October 31, 2015, Jackson was selected by the Iowa Energy with the ninth overall pick in the 2015 NBA Development League Draft.[21] On November 14, he made his debut for Iowa in a 98–95 win over the Sioux Falls Skyforce, recording ten points, three rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 29 minutes.[22]

On November 25, 2015, Jackson was traded to the Delaware 87ers in exchange for the returning player rights to Khalif Wyatt.[23] Four days later, he made his debut for Delaware in a 125–109 win over Raptors 905, recording 13 points, seven rebounds, one assist and one block in 23 minutes off the bench.[24] On March 26, he was waived by the 87ers.[25]

On April 7, 2016, Jackson signed with Provence of the French LNB Pro B.[26]

The Basketball Tournament (TBT)Edit

In the summer of 2017, Jackson, for the third year, competed in The Basketball Tournament on ESPN for Boeheim's Army. In five games, he averaged 7.4 points and 7.4 rebounds to help lead Boeheim's Army to the Semifinal Round where they fell 81-77 to the eventual champions Overseas Elite. Jackson also played for Boeheim's Army in 2016 and 2015.[27]


He is the son of Rick Jackson Sr and Joyce Thomas. He has four siblings and attended Syracuse University.


  1. ^ Clayton, John (April 9, 2007). "MBB : Brotherly love". The Daily Orange. Retrieved September 27, 2014.
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  3. ^ [1] Archived November 15, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Providence Friars vs. Syracuse Orange - Recap - January 27, 2008 - ESPN". 2008-01-27. Retrieved 2013-10-19.
  5. ^ "Syracuse Orange vs. Memphis Tigers - Box Score - December 20, 2008 - ESPN". 2008-12-20. Retrieved 2013-10-19.
  6. ^ "Syracuse Orange vs. Georgetown Hoyas - Box Score - January 14, 2009 - ESPN". 2009-01-14. Retrieved 2013-10-19.
  7. ^ "Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Syracuse Orange - Box Score - January 17, 2009 - ESPN". 2009-01-17. Retrieved 2013-10-19.
  8. ^ "MBB : Onuaku, Jackson slow down Harangody in paint". January 16, 2009. Retrieved April 11, 2015.
  9. ^ Gloria Wright (2009-12-11). "Leftover thoughts from Syracuse's big win over Florida |". Retrieved 2013-10-19.
  10. ^ "St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs. Syracuse Orange - Box Score - December 19, 2009 - ESPN". 2009-12-19. Retrieved 2013-10-19.
  11. ^ "Rick Jackson will play basketball in France". The Post-Standard. Retrieved 7 July 2011.
  12. ^ "NBA Development League: Santa Cruz Warriors Announce Training Camp Roster". 2012-11-08. Archived from the original on 2013-10-26. Retrieved 2013-10-19.
  13. ^ "The Official Site Of The Nba Development League: Austin Toros". 2012-11-27. Archived from the original on 2013-10-26. Retrieved 2013-10-19.
  14. ^ "NBA Development League: Vipers at Toros Game Info - January 27, 2013". Archived from the original on October 26, 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-19.
  15. ^ "Gilboa Galil tab big man Rick Jackson". August 1, 2013. Retrieved April 11, 2015.
  16. ^ "Krasny Oktyabr lands Rick Jackson". Sportando. 15 December 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  17. ^ "Krasny Oktyabr announces Lamont Hamilton and Donnie McGrath". December 31, 2014. Retrieved April 11, 2015.
  18. ^ "'Extra Rice Inc' gets fresh serving as beefy Jackson given nod by Rain or Shine coach". 20 January 2015.
  19. ^ "Rain or Shine in a quandary as import prospect having trouble with travel documents". 14 January 2015.
  20. ^ "Rick Jackson signs with Cocodrilos de Caracas". April 11, 2015. Retrieved April 11, 2015.
  21. ^ "2015 NBA D-League Draft Board". October 31, 2015. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
  22. ^ "Skyforce Fall Against Energy 98-95 In Home Opener". November 14, 2015. Retrieved March 26, 2016.
  23. ^ "Delaware 87ers acquire Rick Jackson". November 25, 2015. Archived from the original on January 20, 2016. Retrieved November 25, 2015.
  24. ^ "Kilpatrick, McRae Combine for 68 Points as 87ers Notch Comeback Win". November 29, 2015. Retrieved March 26, 2016.
  25. ^ "Delaware 87ers acquire Davon Usher". March 26, 2016. Retrieved March 26, 2016.
  26. ^ Pantel-Jouve, Gabriel (April 7, 2016). "PRO B FOS : RICK JACKSON ARRIVE, GAILLOU RESTE". (in French). Retrieved April 7, 2016.
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