Jamal  Jackson
Jamal Jackson


Newark, N.J.

High School:
St. Patrick's High School

Last College:
Des Moines Area Community College

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 160



GENERAL...A true point guard who stepped in and started seven games in his first year with the Saints last season...Great handle and vision are chief assets...Fiery competitor who plays solid man-up defense...Has the ability to make those around him better as he becomes acclimated to the college game...On-court toughness enables him to play well above his size...Transferred to Siena from Des Moine Area Community College in Iowa.

2002-2003...Played in all 32 games, starting seven...Registered a 1.3-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio, the best mark on the team...Logged 20 minutes or more in six contests averaging 14.6 per game...Dished out a season-high six assists, collected seven rebounds and added two points in the Saints? season-opening 79-75 victory over Albany (11/22)...Averaged 1.8 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.5 assist per game.

BEFORE SIENA...Averaged 12.5 points and 5.5 assist per game in two seasons at Des Moines Area C.C?Set school record with 178 career steals and single-season mark with 92 as a freshman?Led Des Moines to back-to-back conference championships and 60-10 overall record (team was 6-24 the year prior to his arrival)?Named First Team All-Conference and All-American Candidate both years?Team co-captain each season?Averaged 13.6 points per game as a freshman and 11.5 as a sophomore?Scored career-high 33 points in win over Iowa Central (1/10/01)?Team finished in top-5 of national junior college rankings in both of Jackson's seasons.

PERSONAL...Born on March 31, 1981 in Newark...The cousin of NFL runningback Jamal Anderson...One of nine children...A psychology major at Siena.

The Jamal Jackson File

My favorite part of the trip to Mexico this summer was: Daddy O's in Cancun
The one thing I wish people knew about me but don't is: I listen to Mozart
If I could have one TV sports announcer call my best play, it would be: Bill Walton
My best Siena basketball moment was: Playing in the N.I.T.
When I played basketball as a kid, I pretended to be: Kareem Abdul-Jabar
My favorite class at Siena is: Statistics
The most important lesson playing college basketball has taught me is: To enjoy every moment because it goes by fast
Player on the team who knows me best is: Austin Andrews
The toughest arena I ever played in was: Madison Square Garden
My favorite athlete is: Kobe Bryant
The best advice I was ever given is: Do what you do best
My favorite food is: Italian
The thing I like most about Albany is: The barber shop

Career Highs

Points: 8 vs. Northern Iowa 11/30/02
Rebounds: 7 vs. UAlbany 11/22/02
Assists: 6 vs. UAlbany 11/22/02
Steals: 3 twice-most recent: vs. Saint Peter?s 3/1/03
Blocks: 1 at Saint Peter?s 12/9/02
FG Made: 4 vs. Northern Iowa 11/30/02
FG Attempted: 7 vs. Northern Iowa 11/30/02
FT Made: 4 at Fordham 11/27/02
FT Attempted: 7 at Fordham 11/27/02
Minutes: 37 at Fordham 11/27/02