Thunder Drafts Reggie Jackson With 24th Pick in NBA Draft

OKLAHOMA CITY, June 23, 2011 – The Oklahoma City Thunder selected Reggie Jackson with the 24th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft held this evening at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Jackson, an AP All-America Honorable Mention and All-ACC First Team selection as a junior at Boston College, averaged 18.2 points, 4.5 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 34 games for the Eagles during the 2010-11 season. Jackson did not miss a game (99 games played) during his three-year career at BC.

Jackson led the Eagles in scoring, assists and steals while ranking fourth in rebounding during his junior season. The 6-3 guard ranked among the ACC leaders in seven statistical categories (scoring, assists, free-throw percentage, field-goal percentage, 3-point field-goal percentage, 3-point field-goals made and minutes played per game) during his final season at Boston College.

“We are excited to add Reggie to our organization,” said Thunder Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. “He adds length and athleticism to our team and he will provide depth to our roster.”

The Colorado product was selected as the Gatorade Player of the Year and Denver Post 5A Player of the Year as a senior at Palmer High School. As a senior, Jackson averaged 29.6 points, 7.9 rebounds and 7.0 assists per game while leading Palmer to a 24-3 record.