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Tony Jackson (basketball, born 1942)

Tony Jackson
Personal information
Born (1942-11-07) November 7, 1942
Brooklyn, New York
Died October 28, 2005(2005-10-28)
Brooklyn, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school Thomas Jefferson
(Brooklyn, New York)
College St. John's (1958–1961)
NBA draft 1961 / Round: 3 / Pick: 24th overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
Pro career 1961–1969
Position Guard/Forward
Number 24, 25
Career history
1961–1963 Chicago Majors (ABL)
1967–1968 New Jersey Americans / New York Nets (ABA)
1968 Minnesota Pipers (ABA)
1968–1969 Houston Mavericks (ABA)
Career highlights and awards

Tony B. Jackson (November 7, 1942 – October 28, 2005) was a professional basketball player.

Jackson was born in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City.[1] A standout player under coach Joe Lapchick at St. John's University from 1958 to 1961, Jackson was six feet, four inches tall and played two seasons in the American Basketball League and two seasons in the American Basketball Association.[1][2] Jackson scored 53 points (including 12 three-point baskets) while playing for the Chicago Majors of the ABL on March 14, 1962. He died of cancer in 2005 in Brooklyn.[2]

Tony Jackson's retired number

Jackson, Connie Hawkins, Doug Moe, and Roger Brown were indicted in the 1962 NCAA basketball point shaving scandals involving Jack Molinas and banned from the NBA for life by then-NBA commissioner Walter Kennedy.[3][4] Jackson participated in the 1968 ABA All-Star Game and holds the ABA record for free throws in a single game with 24.[5]


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