|France Pro A|
An early entry candidate for the 2010 NBA Draft.
Career Highlights: As a youngster growing up, club teams included Besançon (1994-97), Bron (1997-2002) and Lyon-Villeurbanne (2002-04). Enrolled at the French National Institute of Sport and Physical Education (INSEP) in 2004 and competed for Centre Federal du Basket-Ball at the NM1 level through 2007. INSEP has produced NBA players Tony Parker, Boris Diaw and Jerome Moïso. Made his French Pro A debut in 2007 for Asvel Lyon-Villeurbanne. Put on loan with Nanterre, a team in the French Pro B league, in 2008-09. Moved to Rouen, a French Pro A team in 2009-10. Has been a French League All-Star and a member of the national team at senior, junior and youth levels. Nominated for FIBA Young Men Player of the Year in 2009. Competed at the Nike Hoop Summit in 2009 for the World Select Team, tallying five points (2-7 FGs), four rebounds, four assists and five turnovers in 31 minutes.
2009-10:In his first season with Rouen, averaged 10.7 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.0 steals in 26.3 minutes in the French Pro A league. Had a personal-best 23 points along with four rebounds in a two-point win over Paris-Levallois. Posted 20 points and a career-high 11 rebounds vs. Chalon/Saône. Registered 20 points and five rebounds vs. Strasbourg. Selected to the All-Star game and scored 10 minutes in just 13 minutes.
2008-09: Joined French Pro B team Nanterre on loan from ASVEL and averaged 13.0 points 2.5 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 30.1 minutes per game in that league. Top scoring games included: a season-high 30 points vs. Saint Etienne; 25 points vs. Bourg; 22 points along with four rebounds vs. Antibes; and 21 points vs. both Quimper and Saint Etienne. Registered a season-high seven assists along with 10 points in the season-opener vs. Charleville-Mézières. Represented France at the 2009 U-20 European Championship. Finished fifth in the tournament in scoring (16.0 ppg) and converted 45.7 percent of his three-pointers, helping France capture second place.
2007-08: Competed for ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne, making his debut in France’s Pro A, and posted 2.1 points and 0.6 assists in 8.1 minutes per game over 30 appearances. Had a season-high eight points in 14 minutes in the first game of the season. Reached double-figures in minutes nine times, included a season high of 22 minutes vs. Dijon. Also saw action in 10 ULEB Cup games, averaging 1.3 points. Averaged 3.3 points in four French Cup games, helping Asvel to a first-place finish. Played for France at the 2008 U-20 European Championship, averaging 11.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists over eight games.
2006-07: Played for Centre Federal du Basket-Ball and led NM1, France’s national club competition for amateurs, in scoring at 21.8 points per game over 18 outings. Also averaged 4.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists but club finished just 13-21. Represented France at the 2007 U-18 European Championship, and averaged 18.8 points (fifth in tournament), 3.9 rebounds and 1.5 steals in eight games. Competed for the third-place under-19 French team at the 2007 U-19 World Championships, posting 13.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.8 steals in nine matches. Had 22 points and five rebounds vs. the U.S.
2005-06: In 34 games for Centre Federal du Basket-Ball at the NM1 level, averaged 10.7 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists. At the 2006 U-18 European Championship, helped France finish in first place. Contributed 4.0 points and 1.8 rebounds over eight games. Averaged 6.0 points in six games as France also won the 2006 International Tournament in Mannheim, the unofficial World Championships for under-18 men.
Personal: Father Skeeter Jackson is a former American college star who became a naturalized French citizen while playing professionally in France. He competed for the national team in the late 80s and early 90s and at the club level from 1988-2005.