Draft Workouts - Luke Jackson

Full Name: Luke Ryan Jackson
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-7 / 215
Birthdate: November 6, 1981 (Eugene, Ore.)
High School: Creswell HS (Creswell, Ore.)
College: Oregon
Luke's Prospect Profile


Luke Jackson get ready to receive the ball in a shooting drill.
With the 2004 NBA Draft rapidly approaching and the Celtics holding three first round picks, Celtics.com will be bringing exclusive behind the scenes info from draft workouts held at The Sports Authority Training Center in Waltham.

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
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