Tony Jackson (basketball, born 1942)
Tony B. Jackson (November 7, 1942 – October 28, 2005) was an American professional basketball player.
|Born||November 7, 1942|
Brooklyn, New York
|Died||October 28, 2005 (aged 62)|
Brooklyn, New York
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|High school||Thomas Jefferson|
(Brooklyn, New York)
|College||St. John's (1958–1961)|
|NBA draft||1961 / Round: 3 / Pick: 24th overall|
|Selected by the New York Knicks|
|Position||Small forward / Shooting guard|
|1967–1968||New Jersey Americans / New York Nets|
|Career highlights and awards|
Jackson was born in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City. A standout player under coach Joe Lapchick at St. John's University from 1958 to 1961, Jackson was six feet, four inches tall and played two seasons in the American Basketball League and two seasons in the American Basketball Association. Jackson scored 53 points (including 12 three-point baskets) while playing for the Chicago Majors of the ABL on March 14, 1962. He died of cancer in 2005 in Brooklyn.
Jackson, Connie Hawkins, Doug Moe, and Roger Brown were indicted in the 1962 NCAA basketball point shaving scandals involving Jack Molinas and banned from the NBA for life by then-NBA commissioner Walter Kennedy. Jackson participated in the 1968 ABA All-Star Game and holds the ABA record for free throws in a single game with 24.
- Goldstein, Richard (November 2, 2005). "Tony Jackson, 65, Who Led St. John's Basketball, Dies". The New York Times. Retrieved May 25, 2010.
- Callahan, Tom (June 26, 1989). "Essay: Did Pete Rose Do It? What Are the Odds?". Time. Retrieved May 25, 2010.
- The Official NBA Basketball Encyclopedia. Villard Books. 1994. p. 208. ISBN 0-679-43293-0.
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