Jermaine Jackson (basketball)

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Jermaine Jackson (born June 7, 1976) is an American former professional basketball player and boys' basketball coach at Mount Clemens High School of Mount Clemens, Michigan for two season from 2012 to 2014.

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Jackson graduated from Finney High School of Detroit in 1995. At the University of Detroit Mercy, Jackson played four seasons on the Detroit Titans men's basketball team. Considered one of the Top 50 Midwestern Collegiate Conference / Horizon League Players from (1994-2012).

Jackson was undrafted in 1999 following a college career at the University of Detroit Mercy and began his professional career with the Detroit Pistons (1999-00), going on to play for the Toronto Raptors (2002–03), Atlanta Hawks (2003) and New York Knicks (2005), averaging 2.2 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game in his NBA career. The Knicks included Jackson in a trade along with Mike Sweetney and Tim Thomas in exchange for Antonio Davis and Eddy Curry of the Chicago Bulls. He was cut by the Bulls on October 18, 2005, and was signed by the Milwaukee Bucks on December 15, 2005. He played for the Bucks in the 2005-06 season, with the team renouncing their NBA rights to him on July 19, 2007. Jackson signed with the Seattle SuperSonics on October 1, and was waived during that month.

He also played professionally in the CBA, as well as in Europe for a number of teams, winning the 2004 Italian Cup with Benetton Treviso.

In January 2011 he signed with Maccabi Haifa B.C. in Israel. Maccabi released him in March 2012. While with Maccabi, Jackson played in the Israeli Basketball Super League All-Star Game in 2012.

Jermaine Jackson returned to Michigan after being released from Maccabi Haifa and opened the Jermaine Jackson-Cairns Community Center in Mount Clemens in May. The community center also includes the Jermaine Jackson Academy for youth basketball instruction. Jackson also that year became the boys' basketball coach at Mount Clemens High School.

This page was last edited on 23 April 2018, at 16:09.
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