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  • Bobby Jackson
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2008-09 Statistics

PPG
7.2
RPG
2.70
APG
1.7
EFF
+ 7.41
Born: Mar 13, 1973
Height: 6-1 /  1,85
Weight: 185  lbs. / 83,9  kg.
College: Minnesota
Years Pro: 11

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Background

2007-08 REGULAR SEASON: Averaged 7.7 ppg (.403 FG%, .358 3pt%, .790 FT%), 2.5 rpg, 1.9 apg, and 19.3 mpg in 72 games for New Orleans and Houston … Accrued averages of 7.1 ppg (.392 FG%, .368 3pt%, .816 FT%), 2.4 rpg, 1.7 apg, and 19.4 mpg in 46 games for the Hornets before being dealt to the Rockets (2/21/08) … With Houston, posted 8.8 ppg (.419 FG%, .341 3pt%, .750 FT%), 2.7 rpg, 2.4 apg, and 19.2 mpg in 26 contests (started five) … Scored in double-figures 22 times and tallied 20-plus points on one occasion … Top Single-Game Performances: Scored a season-high 25 points (9-9 FG, career-high 7-7 3pt) with four rebounds and four assists in 25 minutes vs. Miami (1/11) … Corralled a season-best eight rebounds to accompany 14 points (5-8 FG, 4-5 3pt) in 31 minutes at Memphis (11/16) … Dished a season-high seven assists vs. Washington (2/26).

2008 NBA PLAYOFFS:
Averaged 8.7 ppg (.286 FG%, .208 3pt%, .807 FT%), 1.7 rpg, 1.5 apg, and 23.0 mpg in six games (started two) for Houston in the First Round vs. Utah … Scored in double-figures once … Recorded 18 points (7-17 FG, 2-6 3pt, 2-4 FT), five rebounds, and two assists in 30 minutes in Game 2 vs. Utah (4/21).

NBA TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by Seattle out of Minnesota with the 23rd overall pick in the 1997 NBA Draft … Draft rights acquired by Denver from the Supersonics for the draft rights to James Cotton and a 1998 second-round draft choice (6/25/97) … Acquired by the Timberwolves along with Dean Garrett from Denver in a three-team trade in which the Nuggets received Chauncey Billups and the draft rights to Tyson Wheeler from Toronto while the Raptors received a 1999 first-round draft choice from Denver and the draft rights to Zeljko Rebraca, Michael Williams, and a 1999 or 2000 first-round draft pick from Minnesota (1/21/99) … Signed by Sacramento as a free agent to a multi-year contract (8/1/00) … Traded by the Kings with Greg Ostertag to Memphis for Bonzi Wells (8/2/05) … Signed as a free agent by New Orleans (7/26/06) … Dealt by the Hornets to Houston with Adam Haluska in a three-team deal that sent Bonzi Wells and Mike James to New Orleans while Memphis received Marcus Vinicius and cash from the Rockets (2/21/08) … Traded by Houston with Donté Greene (28th overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft), a 2009 second-round draft selection, and cash considerations to Sacramento for Ron Artest, Sean Singletary and Patrick Ewing Jr. (8/14/08).

NBA CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Averaging 10.0 ppg (.419 FG%, .359 3pt%, .789 FT%), 3.1 rpg, 2.6 apg, 0.94 spg, and 22.4 mpg in 684 NBA games (started 133) through 11 seasons with Minnesota (1998-99 – 1999-00), Sacramento (2000-01 – 2004-05), Memphis (2005-06), New Orleans (2006-07 – first half of 2007-08), and Houston (second half of 2007-08) … Averaging 9.2 ppg (.405 FG%, .270 3pt%, .807 FT%), 2.8 rpg, 2.1 apg, 0.74 spg, and 21.7 mpg in 58 career playoff games (three starts) with Minnesota (seven games), Sacramento (41 games), Memphis (four games), and Houston (six games) … Posted 10.6 ppg (.394 FG%, .327 3pt%, .774 FT%), 3.2 rpg, 2.5 apg, and 0.90 spg in 56 games (started two) in first campaign with New Orleans in 2006-07, missing 26 games with cracked ribs and a strained right Achilles tendon ... Earned 15 starts in 2005-06 in lone season as a Grizzly, averaging 11.4 ppg (.382 FG%, .389 3pt%, .733 FT%), 3.1 apg, 2.7 apg, and 0.90 spg in 71 contests … One of the most beloved players in Sacramento-era history, averaging 11.4 ppg (.447 FG%, .368 3pt%, .803 FT%), 3.3 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.00 spg, and 23.1 mpg in 294 regular season games with the Kings … Ranks ninth in Kings franchise history in three-point percentage and fifth in three-pointers made (321) and attempted (873) … Missed 57 games in 2004-05 with a left wrist ligament tear before being traded from Sacramento to Memphis … Averaged 13.8 ppg (.444 FG%, .370 3pt%, .752 FT%), 3.5 apg, 2.1 apg, and 1.00 spg in only 50 games in 2003-04, limited by a severe season-ending abdominal strain suffered in mid-February … Became the first player in team history and only the second point guard in league annals to win the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award in 2002-03 after averaging 15.2 ppg (career-high percentages of .464 FG%, .379 3pt%, .846 FT%), 3.7 rpg, 3.1 apg, 1.20 spg, and 28.4 mpg in 59 games (the other was Darrell Armstrong in 1999 with Orlando) … Scored a career-high 31 points vs. LA Clippers (11/29/02) … Contributed 12.0 ppg (.492 FG%, .256 3pt%, .773 FT%), 3.3 rpg, 1.6 apg, and 22.1 mpg in seven contests vs. the LA Lakers in the 2002 Western Conference Finals … Earned Schick Second-Team All-Rookie honors with the Nuggets in 1997-98, averaging 11.6 ppg (.392 FG%, .259 3pt%, .814 FT%), 4.4 rpg, 4.7 apg, 1.54 spg, and 30.0 mpg in 68 games (started 53), establishing current career-highs in free throw percentage, rebounds, assists, steals, minutes, and games started … Corralled a career-high tying 13 rebounds at Cleveland (12/10/97) … Doled out a career-best 14 assists vs. Boston (2/10/98) … Scored a team-high 15 points to accompany seven assists and four steals for the West squad in the 1998 Schick Rookie Game on All-Star Saturday in New York … Has scored 20 or more points on 43 occasions with nine career double-doubles.

COLLEGE:
Helped lead Minnesota to a 49-11 record and the school’s only NCAA Final Four appearance (1997) during his two-year career in the Golden Gopher program (1995-96 & 1996-97) … Averaged 14.4 ppg (.427 FG%, .307 3pt%, .786 FT%), 5.5 rpg, 3.5 apg, and 1.80 spg while at Minnesota … Named an Associated Press Second-Team All American and earned Big Ten Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year honors as a senior (1996-97) after averaging 15.3 ppg (.441 FG%, .320 3pt%, .787 FT%), 6.1 rpg, 4.0 apg, and 2.11 spg in 35 contests … Named to the 1997 NCAA All-Final Four Team and was the Most Valuable Player of the ’97 Midwest Regional … Scored a career-high 36 points, added nine rebounds, and logged 49 minutes in the Gopher’s 90-84 overtime victory over Clemson in the regional semifinal (3/20/97) … Transferred to Minnesota from Western Nebraska Junior College … Earned Second-Team Junior College All-American honors in 1994-95 after guiding WNJC to a 36-4 record and a third-place finish in the NJCAA Tournament.


Personal

  • Full name is Bobby Jackson
  • Nickname is ‘BJax’
  • Age 35
  • Son of Sarah Jackson
  • Proud father of 14-year-old daughter, Breann, 12-year-old son Kendrick, eight-year-old daughter, Skyy, and five-year-old daughter, Sarah
  • Has a twin sister, Barbara Ann
  • His mother, Sarah, passed away in January 2002 after a lengthy battle with breast cancer
  • Established the Bobby Jackson Foundation in February 2004, a communitybased organization created in honor of Sarah and dedicated to eradicating breast cancer through education, research, and treatment programs
  • Serves as the local spokesman for the Sacramento affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in memory of his mother
  • Attends the Sacramento Monarchs Breast Cancer Awareness Night each year, hosting a pregame reception where he speaks to survivors of the disease
  • Commemorated the one year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina by joining 50 New Orleans Hornets employees in conjunction with NBA Cares and KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit organization, to rebuild a playground at the Nelson UNO Charter School in August of 2006
  • United with Hornets teammate Chris Paul and donated 100 new bicycles to less fortunate children in the Oklahoma City and New Orleans areas during the 2006 holiday season
  • Hosted a billiards tournament during the 2006-07 season in association with Hearts and Hands International World Vision to raise proceeds benefitting Kenyan orphans
  • Directs the Bobby Jackson Livingstone College Basketball Camp each summer in his hometown of Salisbury, N.C. and hosted a similar camp in each of his four seasons with the Kings
  • One of the most active contributors in the Sacramento community during his first tour with the Kings, assisting in the club’s Reading Team Challenges, TeamUp, holiday charity benefits, and youth basketball clinic programs
  • Also represented the Kings Teacher Appreciation, Jr. Kings Club, and NBA Read to Achieve programs
  • Hosts a group of kids from the Minnesota area each season as part of the ‘Why Can’t I Go’ program in Minneapolis, providing air transportation, lodging, food, and game tickets for the entire party
  • Began playing basketball at the age of 12, but did not play organized hoops until his sophomore year in high school
  • Enjoys watching movies and listening to music
  • Worked as a lifeguard in high school
  • Shoe size 12.5 (Nike)


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