Reggie Jackson is a professional NBA player from Italy. He now plays for the Los Angeles Clippers after being part of the Detroit Pistons for how many seasons. Jackson’s combination of height and athleticism made him a name in the field.
Reggie Jackson is always being mistaken to be the football player of the same name, but he surely proved himself unique among all the other Reggies in the world. His energy inside the court is unbelievable. Who was Reggie before he became the person he is now?
Reggie Jackson profile summary
- Name: Reginald Shon Jackson
- Nickname: Reggie Jackson
- Reggie Jackson age: 29 years old
- Birthday: April 16, 1990
- Nationality: American
- Place of birth: Pordenone, Italy
- Instagram: @reggie_jackson
Reginald Shon Jackson was born on April 16, 1990, in Pordenone, in northeast Italy, to American parents. His father, Saul, was a US Military. Their family lived in Italy's Friuli-Venezia, Giulia region, between Treviso and Udine, until Reggie was 4 1/2. Their family moved from one place to another while he was growing up. They moved to England, then North Dakota, Florida, Georgia, and Colorado Springs.
Their family settled in Colorado Springs when he was in 6th grade. He was a football prospect, but when he played basketball, he played off the ball. The young Jackson graduated from elementary in 2008, at the General William J. Palmer High School in Colorado.
Reggie then enrolled at Boston College and became a part of its basketball team. In his freshmen year, he did not know that he is blossoming as a take-charge point guard, averaging 19.2 points per game on shooting percentages of 54.0 (field goals), 50.9 (3-pointers), and 80.4 (free throws) as Boston College is off to a 10-2 start. What was expected to be an adjustment year under coach Steve Donahue turned into a more than credible season for Boston College.
Reggie Jackson height is 6 feet and 3 inches. He also weighs 208 lbs, which makes him a fit athlete.
Reggie Jackson career stats are pretty impressive. After his junior season, Jackson declared for the NBA draft. His first ever professional career as a basketball player was under the Oklahoma City Thunder from 2011 to 2015.
He had a limited action in his first season with OKC Thunder and did not play in any of the Thunder's 20 playoff games in 2012. Although he did not start strong in his debut season under the Thunder, he made sure to redeem and prove himself. In April 2014, in their game against Memphis Grizzlies, Thunder won with the 92-89 score. In overtime, Reggie hit four free throws to ensure a Thunder victory and was praised for his performance.
In February 2015, he was traded to Detroit Pistons and made a debut in the team after 3 days playing against Washington Wizards. After few games, he was then considered as the first Pistons guard to record multiple-triple doubles in a season since Isaiah Thomas.
In 2015, he again signed under Pistons. Reggie Jackson contract is a massive 80 million dollar for five years.
He played under Detroit Pistons from 2015 to early 2020. On February 2020, the L.A. Clippers signed Jackson, and it was announced by President of Basketball Operations, Lawrence Frank. According to Frank, the athlete is a proven playmaker and scorer.
It is said that playing basketball is not easy, and it requires a lot of hard work, but eventually, all the efforts will pay-off – and an athlete’s net worth speaks a lot about it.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Reggie Jackson net worth is 10 million dollars. He also gets a salary of 14 million dollars. Massive, isn’t it?
The athlete is dating a girl named Jayne Caldwell. He has been posting their picture together on his Instagram account, and the two seemed to be happy together. They have been dating for more than a year now.
The basketball player already started playing under his new team, and below is some of the latest news about him.
- He scored 12 points with two rebounds, one assist, one block, and two 3-pointers in 16 minutes against the Suns on February 25.
- He had his best game as a Clipper vs. the Nuggets on February 28 with 10 points (4-of-6 FGs), eight rebounds, seven assists, one steal, and two triples in 19 minutes.
The player is undeniably a gem in the basketball industry. We know that everyone is excited to witness Reggie Jackson Clippers games and all the new techniques that he will show in the next seasons.