Former NBA Player Luke Jackson Acquired By Idaho Stampede

BOISE, Idaho, Dec. 19, 2006 The Idaho Stampede have acquired forward Luke Jackson, the 10th overall selection in the 2004 NBA Draft, and waived guard David Jackson.

At 6-7, 215, Luke Jackson played his college basketball at Oregon before being selected in the first round by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2004. Battling injuries, he played in 46 games (no starts) for Cleveland in 2004-05 and 2005-06, averaging 7.8 minutes, 2.7 points and 1.0 rebounds. The Cavaliers traded him to the Boston Celtics for former D-Leaguer Dwayne Jones on Oct. 13. The Celtics released him on Oct. 26.

Luke 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, and CBS As a senior, he led Oregon in scoring (21.2 pg), rebounding (7.2 pg) and assists (4.5 pg) and is one of only two players in Pac-10 Conference history to accumulate over 1,900 points, 700 rebounds and 400 assists.

David Jackson played in nine games (nine starts) for Idaho, averaging 15.2 points, 2.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists.

Luke Jackson is expected to be in uniform when the Stampede (3-6) hosts Albuquerque (6-3) on Friday. Tip-off is 7 p.m. MT at the Qwest Arena.