Oklahoma City Selects Reggie Jackson With No. 24 Pick


Thursday, June 23rd 2011, 10:05 pm
By: News 9


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NEWARK, New Jersey -- With the 24th pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, Oklahoma City selected guard Reggie Jackson from Boston College Thursday, adding depth and scoring to the backcourt.

The junior guard played in 30 or more games in each of his three seasons for the Eagles, and was selected first-team All-ACC in his final season with BC. Playing in all 34 games during his senior season, the 6-foot-3-inch, 208-pound Jackson averaged 18.2 points, 4.5 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game, while playing in 34.1 minutes per contest.

As a sophomore, Jackson appeared in 31 games - including 21 starts - scoring 12.9 points and grabbing 5.7 boards in 30.1 minutes per game, including a career-high 20 points against the Duke Blue Devils.

In his first season at Boston College, Jackson appeared in all 34 contests for the Eagles, averaging 7.6 points and 3.5 rebounds per contest during conference play and was named ACC Rookie of the Week for performances against North Carolina State and Georgia Tech.

Jackson attended Palmer High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he was selected as the Gatorade Player of the Year his senior season, leading 5A in scoring with 29.6 points per game. The three-star recruit had offers from Nevada and Wyoming additionally, but committed to Boston College just a week after taking an official visit.

Oklahoma City was bounced in the Western Conference Finals by the eventual NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks to finish with a 55-27 record and earn the 24th selection in the NBA Draft.

Early speculation Thursday was that Oklahoma City would trade Eric Maynor to chose higher in the draft, but those rumors proved to be false.