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Luke Jackson

Full name: Lucious Brown "Luke" Jackson
Gender: Male
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
Weight: 236 lbs (107 kg)
Born: October 21, 1941 in San Marcos, Texas, United States
Affiliations: Pan American College
Country: USA United States
Sport: Basketball

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

At 6-9 (2.05) and 240 lbs. (109 kg.), Luke Jackson was one of the strongest forwards to ever play basketball. He won a gold medal at the 1963 Pan American Games and played collegiate basketball at little known Pan American University and from there was the first round draft pick of the Philadelphia 76ers in 1964. Jackson had an eight-year career in the NBA, all with Philadelphia. In his first year in the league he made the NBA All-Rookie team and later played in two NBA All-Star games. Jackson was never mentioned as the greatest forward in the league, but he had a job to do and did it to perfection. He was an outstanding defensive player and strong rebounder who was never asked to score a lot of points. The culmination of his role as a team player came in 1966-67 when the Philadelphia team on which he played won 68 games and lost only 13. Jackson was an indispensable cog in this machine which some people think was the greatest NBA team ever to that time.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Basketball Men's Basketball United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Basketball United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1964-10-23 USA 73, URS 59 17
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Basketball United States USA Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1964-10-21 USA 62, PUR 42 7
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Basketball United States USA Group B Match #4 1 1964-10-11 USA 78, AUS 45 7
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Basketball United States USA Group B Match #7 1 1964-10-12 USA 77, FIN 51 4
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Basketball United States USA Group B Match #9 1 1964-10-13 USA 60, PER 45 12
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Basketball United States USA Group B Match #13 1 1964-10-14 USA 83, URU 28 6
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Basketball United States USA Group B Match #20 1 1964-10-16 USA 69, YUG 61 8
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Basketball United States USA Group B Match #23 1 1964-10-17 USA 86, BRA 53 17
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Basketball United States USA Group B Match #25 1 1964-10-18 USA 116, KOR 50 12