Forward is Fifth GATORADE Call-Up This Season

Clippers Sign Idaho Stampede’s Luke Jackson

GREENVILLE, S.C., Jan. 8, 2007 — The Los Angeles Clippers signed Idaho Stampede forward Luke Jackson to a 10-day contract today, it was announced by Clippers Vice President of Basketball Operations Elgin Baylor. Jackson is the fifth GATORADE Call-Up from the NBA Development League this season.

The 10th overall selection in the 2004 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers, Jackson played in six games with the Idaho Stampede of the NBA Development League this season. In his six games with the Stampede, Jackson averaged 12.5 points, 2.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 30.3 minutes per game.

A former standout at the University of Oregon, Jackson appeared in 10 games with Cleveland in 2004-05 as a rookie, averaging 2.9 points per game. He played in 36 games with the Cavs in 2005-06, averaging 2.7 points before being traded to the Boston Celtics along with cash considerations on Oct. 13, 2006 for Dwayne Jones. Jackson played for the Celtics during the 2006-07 preseason before signing with the Stampede on Dec. 19.

Jackson played four seasons at Oregon and was a finalist for the Wooden and Naismith Player of the Year awards, as well as earning First Team All-American honors from The Sporting News, Basketball Times, ESPN.com and CBS Sportsline.com. As a senior, Jackson led Oregon in scoring (21.2 ppg), rebounding (7.2 rpg) and assists (4.5 apg) and finished his college career as one of only two players in Pac-10 Conference history to accumulate over 1,900 points, 700 rebounds and 400 assists.

Following is the complete list of 2006-07 D-League to NBA GATORADE Call-Ups:

Player
D-League Team
NBA Team
Date
Kelenna Azubuike
Fort Worth Flyers
Golden State Warriors
Jan. 2
Andre Brown
Sioux Falls Skyforce
Seattle Sonics
Jan. 5
Justin Brown
Dakota Wizards
Sacramento Kings
Jan. 5
Dijon Thompson
Albuquerque Thunderbirds
Atlanta Hawks
Jan. 6
Luke Jackson
Idaho Stampede
Los Angeles Clippers
Jan. 8