Forward is 18th Gatorade Call-Up of 2006-07 Season

Jackson Gets the Call from Raptors

GREENVILLE, S.C., March 25 – The Toronto Raptors announced Sunday they have signed forward Luke Jackson of the NBA Development League’s Idaho Stampede to a 10-day contract. He is the 18th GATORADE Call-Up this season and the third in Raptors history (Andre Barrett 2005-06, Omar Cook 2004-05).  

Jackson, 6-foot-7, 215 pounds, averaged 14.6 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.9 assists in 23 games with Idaho. He was shooting .486 (34-70) from three-point range. In seven contests in March, Jackson averaged 16.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists, while shooting .556 (45-81) from the field, .550 (11-20) from three-point land and .842 (16-19) at the foul line.  He totaled a season-best 29 points in his last outing, March 17 against Anaheim.  

Jackson, 25, was a first-round selection (10th overall) by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2004 NBA Draft. He played two seasons with Cleveland, averaging 2.7 points and 1.0 rebounds in 46 appearances. He was dealt to Boston on October 13, but was released prior to the start of this season. This is Jackson’s second 10-day contract in 2007. He signed with the Los Angeles Clippers on January 8, and totaled three points, one rebound and four assists in three games.