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#33 Luke Jackson
Position: Guard
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 215
Year: Senior
City/State: Creswell, Ore.
High School: Creswell
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CAREER NOTES: Comes into senior season within reach of becoming the only player in school history to rank in the UO’s top 10 in scoring, rebounding, assists and steals. Ranks 11th in scoring with 1,314 points. Has 523 career rebounds and needs 163 his senior season to crack the top 10. Ranks ninth in assists with 285. Is fifth in steals with 121. Also ranks among the best free throw shooters in school history; his .843 clip is third all-time. Ranks ninth in career free throws made with 343 and 11th in career three-point field goals with 101.

TRIPLE-DOUBLE NOTES: Is the only Duck with two career triple-doubles. Got his second career Dec. 20, 2002, vs. Florida A&M with 14 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists. In Pac-10 history, only Jackson, California’s Jason Kidd and Arizona’s Loren Woods have multiple triple-doubles. On Feb. 17, 2001, became the first Duck to notch a triple-double in 28 seasons. Jackson had 14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in a win at Washington. Prior to that, the only Duck to record a triple-double was All-American Ron Lee, who turned the trick Dec. 7, 1972, versus Montana State with 15 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists.

2003-04: An All-America and Wooden Award preseason top 50 candidate who is leaving his mark as one of the best all-around players in school history. Named to Dick Vitale’s preseason All-Rolls Royce second team. A member of the 2003 USA Basketball Pan American Games team that placed fourth with a 3-3 record in August in the Dominican Republic. Leaves everything on the floor and will not be defeated for lack of effort. Not afraid of challenging bigger players inside. With good shooting range and aggressive attitude about rebounding, is an ideal wing man in the Pac-10, but also is gritty enough to play the four spot if needed. Worked the Nike camp in Indianapolis, Ind., and the Michael Jordan camp in Santa Barbara, Calif., for the second straight summer.

2002-03: Earned All-Pac-10 honors after being the only player ranked in the league’s top 10 in scoring (eighth/16.0), rebounding (sixth/6.9), assists (ninth/3.6) and steals (fifth/1.7). Named to the NABC District 14 and Basketball Times West Coast all-district first teams. Oregon’s No. 2 scorer and top rebounder. Led the Ducks in scoring 10 times and in rebounding 15 times. Closed season on a strong note with eight straight games scoring in double figures and three double-doubles in his last five. Scored 513 points to rank 20th on UO single season list. Ranked sixth on UO single season steals list with 54. Shot .867 at the free throw line to rank third in the conference (and ninth on the UO single season list). Started 30 of 32 games, missing the Jan. 25 Washington State game with a lacerated finger. It was the first game he had missed since high school. Jackson suffered the injury in a collision with Washington’s Doug Wrenn on Jan. 23. The injury required 13 stitches around the base of his right ring finger. In his first game back from that injury, scored season-high 27 points at UCLA, or as UO athletic trainer Clay Jamieson put it, "about two points a stitch." Had several solid games prior to the injury, including a Pac-10 Player of the Week nod for his performances against Portland and Kansas. Had 21 points and 12 rebounds Dec. 4 against the Pilots and 26 points and nine rebounds Dec. 7 vs. the Jayhawks. Season-best 27 points Dec. 14 at Pepperdine. Followed that with a triple-double (14-11-10) Dec. 20 vs. Florida A&M. Eighteen points and 10 rebounds Jan. 4 vs. Arizona State. Scored 24 points on 8-of-10 shooting in Feb. 20 win at Washington State. Stepped up level of play down the stretch included 22 points Feb. 27 vs. USC. Grabbed career-high 14 rebounds with 12 points March 8 at Arizona. Earned Pac-10 all-tournament team status with double-doubles in the semifinal and championship games. Had 13 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in the semifinal vs. UCLA, including the game-winning three-pointer with 17 seconds remaining. Had 17 points and 11 rebounds in the championship game vs. USC. Spent summer working the Nike camp in Indianapolis, Ind., and the Michael Jordan camp in Santa Barbara, Calif.

2001-02: Tabbed All-Pac-10 and Basketball America All-America honorable mention. Averaged 16.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game. His 583 points ranks seventh on the UO single season list. Ranked eighth in the conference in scoring and 18th in rebounding. Second on the team in scoring and assists, and third in rebounding. Was fifth in the league from the free throw line (.864), which was also ranks 10th on the UO single season list. Tied with Terrell Brandon for third on the UO single season list with 159 free throws made. Second in the Pac-10 in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.67-to-1). Started all 35 games. Scored in double-figures 31 times and reached 20 points 10 times. Oregon’s leading scorer 10 times. Scored 28 at Portland. Fantastic way to open league play with 27 points against Arizona State and 28 against Arizona as the Ducks pulled off the sweep. Followed that with 21 at Arizona as the Ducks won in Tucson for the first time since 1985. Led Ducks to first win over Stanford in six years with 27 points against Casey Jacobsen. Career-high 29 points came in the 2 OT loss at California. Converted game-winning three-point play with :38 left in home victory over USC. Scored 27 points to lead Ducks over Washington in the first round of the Pac-10 Tournament. Oregon’s leading scorer in the 2002 NCAA Tournament, scored 18 against Montana in the opening round and tied a career high with 29 (including 10-of-10 at the free throw line) against Wake Forest in round two. Carried the load in the Sweet 16 game against Texas with 25 points and a season-best eight assists. First and only double-double of the year (10 pts., 10 reb.) came in Midwest regional final versus Kansas. Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention. Tabbed the Doyle Higdon Trophy winner as the University’s top sophomore athlete.

2000-01: Named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman team. Played in all 28 games and drew six starts. Ranked fourth on the team in scoring, rebounding and assists at 7.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game. Provided one of the more memorable games in the last 30 years with his triple-double at Washington. In addition to being the first Duck with a triple-double in nearly three decades, he became the first freshman to ever perform that feat in a Pacific-10 Conference game, and just the league’s second frosh to record one overall. It was the 14th triple-double in league history since the conference began keeping track of the stat in 1985. Led the team in scoring three times with 13 in the Nov. 25 win against Portland State, 12 Jan. 11 at California and 15 March 3 at Arizona. Recorded a season-high 16 points in the Dec. 12 win over Illinois-Chicago. Also had 14 points in the March 10 season-ending win at Oregon State. Notched 10 double-figure scoring games on the year. Season-high 11 rebounds in the triple-double at Washington. The 10 assists in that game were also a career-high. Shot 74.0 percent from the free throw line (54-of-73).

BEFORE OREGON: Four-year letterman in both basketball and baseball at Creswell High School. Oregon AAA state player of the year in 1998 and 2000. Averaged 24.2 points, 12.0 rebounds, 8.1 assists and 5.0 steals per game to lead Creswell to the 2000 Oregon state AAA championship. Had 13 rebounds and 13 assists in title game versus Philomath. Two-time all-state selection. Three-time Sky-Em League player of the year. Scored 46 points in a game as a junior. Finished career ranked fourth all-time in Oregon high school basketball history with 2,095 points. Played on the 2000 Global Games team alongside Luke Ridnour. Played AAU ball for Terry Foster’s Lane County Dragons and won the Las Vegas Tournament. Also a center fielder and pitcher for the Creswell baseball team. Once struck out 16 batters in a game.

PERSONAL: Born Luke Ryan Jackson November 6, 1981, in Eugene, Ore. Parents are Steve and Kathy Jackson. One brother and one sister. Creswell honor student. During the off season, occasionally works out with the Eugene Emeralds, the local class A affiliate of the San Diego Padres. High School (Coach): Creswell (Ron Lampe). Major is political science.

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