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Robert Jackson #55

  • Position: Forward/Center
  • Height: 6'10“
  • Weight: 255 lbs.
  • Birthdate: December 15, 1978
  • Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
  • Major: Communication Studies

High School Career

A three-year starter at Washington High School in Milwaukee, he was a 1997-98 USA Today All-USA Honorable Mention team for the state of Wisconsin. Jackson averaged 17.4 points and 8.7 boards and captured first-team all-state honors as picked by both the Associated Press and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scored 1,200 points during his career, including 430 as a junior.

Collegiate Career

Mississippi State

As a freshman in 1998-99, he came off the bench in 33 contests and averaged 13.1 minutes … Averaged 5.8 points and 3.8 rebounds per contest … Scored in double figures in seven games.

During the 1999-2000 season, he tossed in 12.3 points and grabbed a team-high 7.0 rebounds … Started 23 of the 28 games he saw action in … Ranked 18th among SEC players in scoring, ninth in rebounding and fifth in offensive rebounds (3.43 orpg) … Led MSU or tied for team honors eight times and in rebounding on 13 occasions … Six double doubles to his credit … Notched double digits in scoring in 18 games … Scored a career-best 27 points vs. Tennessee (2/6/00) while registering a career-best 18 boards vs. Auburn (1/16/00) … 24 points and 14 rebounds in a home date vs. Arkansas.

As a junior at Mississippi State during the 2000-01 season, he started 24 of 25 contests and ranked first on the club in rebounding (7.3 rpg), fourth in scoring (11.3 ppg) and first in field goal percentage (.545) … His rebound average placed him ninth among SEC players and he stood second in offensive rebounds (3.84 orpg) … Posted 17 games of double-figure scoring and compiled eight double doubles … Led or shared for the team lead in rebounding in nine outings including 13-carom performances against California (11/13/00) and Alabama (1/13/01) … Another 13-board effort vs. Mississippi Valley State (11/21/00).

Marquette

2001-02

Sat out the season as a transfer.

2002-03

Made the most of his one year at Marquette, earning Conference USA Second-Team honors … Started all 33 games and ranked No. 2 on the team and No. 12 among C-USA players in scoring with a career-high 15.4 points per game average … Paced the team in rebounding with a 7.5 per-game effort, good for a 10th-place tie among league performers … Connected on a team-best 55.7 percent from the floor, second in the conference and fifth on Marquette's all-time seasonal list … His 77.9 percent effort from the charity stripe tied him with teammate Dwyane Wade for 11th place among conference players … Led the team with 110 offensive rebounds and his 3.33 per-game effort in that category ranked him fifth in C-USA … Scored in double figures on 29 occasions … Eight games of 20 or more points … Eight outings of 10 or more rebounds and posted eight double doubles (pts.-rebs.) during the year … Huge game vs. No. 1-ranked Kentucky (3/29/03) in the NCAA Midwest Regional Final with 24 points (hitting 10-of-16 from the floor) and a season-best 15 boards in an 83-69 triumph … Earned a spot on the Midwest Region All-Tournament Team after averaging 20.0 points, 9.5 rebounds and shooting 66.7 percent (16-of-24) from the floor in the two games … Came up with a team-high 19 points and 11 rebounds in a 68-61 win over No. 14-ranked Wake Forest (2/9/03) … Hit of of nine from the field against Dayton (1/14/03) en route to a team-high 19 points and in the process cracked the 1,000-career point mark … Led the team with 21 points in an 82-76 win at Cincinnati (2/1/03) … Sank a career-high 12-of-17 from the field and paced all players with a season-high 26 points, one shy of tying his career high, vs. Grambling State (12/28/02) … Led or shared for the team's scoring lead on four occasions while leading or sharing for the team high in rebounding in 15 games.

Notes

Finished his career by playing a total of 119 games and scoring 1,327 points (11.1 ppg) and grabbing 756 rebounds (6.4 rpg) … Played his first three years ('98-99 through '00-01) at Mississippi State before closing out his college career at Marquette for the 2002-03 season.

Career Highs

Points 27 vs. Tennessee - Feb. 6, 2000

Rebounds 18 vs. Auburn - Jan. 16, 2000

Field Goals 12 vs. Grambling State - Dec. 28, 2002

Field Goal Attempts 18 vs. Tennessee - Feb. 6, 2000

Free Throws 10 vs. Arkansas - Feb. 12, 2000

Free Throw Attempts 12 vs. Arkansas - Feb. 12, 2000

Assists 4 vs. LSU - Feb. 26, 2000

Steals 4 vs. LSU - Jan. 24, 2001

Blocked Shots 2, on two occasions

Minutes 36, on four occasions

Collegiate Statistics

school season GP-GS Min Avg FG-A FG% 3FG-A 3P% FT-A FT% OR DR Reb avg Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts Avg
Miss. State 1998-99 33- 0 432 13.1 76-143 .531 0-0 41- 62 .661 . . 127 3.8 8 7 8 . . 193 5.8
Miss. State 1999-00 28-23 . . 133-222 .599 0-0 77-112 .688 . . 197 7.0 10 11 7 . . 343 12.3
Miss. State 2000-01 25-24 . . 114-209 .545 0-0 54- 92 .587 . . 183 7.3 11 16 3 . . 282 11.3
. 2001-02 Did not play - Transfer season
Marquette 2002-03 33-33 947 28.7 191-343 .557 0-0 127-163 .779 110 139 249 7.5 26 12 7 79 98 509 15.4

All-Time Marquette Rankings

All-Time Single Season Rankings

  • 3rd, Field Goal Percentage (min. 250 att) (55.7%)

All-Time Senior Season Rankings

  • 4th, Field Goal Percentage (min. 200 att) (55.7%)
  • 10th, Free Throws Made (127)

Honors Received

  • 1999-2000 All-SEC Conference Third Team at Mississippi State
  • 2002-03 All-Conference USA Second Team at Marquette
  • 2003 NCAA Tournament Midwest Region All-Tournament Team

Professional Career

Jackson played professionally overseas for

Personal Notes

Son of Shirley Gibbs


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