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Robert Jackson #55


  • Position: F-C
  • Height: 6'10“
  • Weight:
  • Birthdate: December 15, 1978 in Milwaukee, WI
  • High School: Washington High School in 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 … 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.

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 en route to All-SEC Third Team recognition … 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).

MU Career


Sat out the season as a transfer.


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.

Career 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 26 vs. Grambling State - Dec. 28, 2002

Rebounds 18 vs. Auburn - Jan. 16, 2000

Field Goals 12 vs. Grambling State - Dec. 28, 2002 11 vs. Tennessee - Feb. 6, 2000

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

Honors Received

High School

  • 1997- USA Today All-USA Honorable mention for Wisconsin
  • 1997- First Team All-State Selection in Wisconsin


  • 1999- Third Team All-SEC at Mississippi State
  • 2002- Second Team All-CUSA at Marquette
  • 2002- Midwest Region All-Tournament Team in NCAA Tournament

Personal Notes

Son of Shirley Gibbs

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