Draft Workouts - Luke Jackson
Full Name: Luke Ryan Jackson
Height/Weight: 6-7 / 215
Birthdate: November 6, 1981 (Eugene, Ore.)
High School: Creswell HS (Creswell, Ore.)
Luke's Prospect Profile
Luke Jackson get ready to receive the ball in a shooting drill.
Luke Jackson is a 6-7 small forward/shooting guard out of Oregon and one of the few college seniors expected to be taken in the first round. He had a stellar career at Oregon, averaging 21.2 points per game as a senior on 44.0 percent shooting from beyond the arc, while pulling down 7.2 boards per game. Check out what Jackson had to say after his workout for the Celtics.
Celtics.com: How did your workout go today Luke?
Luke Jackson: I felt like it went well.
Celtics.com: How are the Celtics workouts compared to other teams?
Jackson: I think the main difference is that they like to evaluate over a period of two days. I mean, obviously you can get a little bit better look at a guy over two days, but ya know, everybody really canít stay at every place for two days. But, if you can, they like you to stay.
Celtics.com: Luke, youíre a west coast guy, being from Oregon, but how would you feel about playing on the east coast for the Celtics?
Jackson: I grew up a huge Larry Bird fan and a Celtics fan, so I think I can handle it. Iíd be all right.
Celtics.com: Whatís it like working out for the Celtics with all 16 championship banners hanging in the gym?
Jackson: Thereís a lot of history and a lot of pride in Boston, so I think itís pretty cool.
Celtics.com: What kind of things do you feel you can bring to an NBA team?
Jackson: I just have a great work ethic and a winning attitude and Iím just a versatile player. So, ya know, I think I could fit in well in several different situations for a lot of different teams.
Celtics.com: How did you enjoy the ďCeltics RunĒ at the end of the workout?
Jackson: I feel like Iím in pretty good shape, so I think itís more of a mental test than a physical test because thereís not that many guys in the draft that are really going to have really that hard of a time with it, so itís just the guys that kind of give upóitís kind of a test for them.
Compiled By: Brian Gleason