Boeheim’s Army is back and ready to show ‘Cuse fans what they got. In this Eight-Part Series, Inside The Loud House will look at all eight members of the team, as well as what they’ve done since they left Syracuse Basketball.
Offensively, Rick Jackson developed over the years at Syracuse around the basket. His real specialty though was his rebounding. If I remember nothing else about him, I remember he seemed like a double machine for years. His stats show that’s pretty much the case.
During his Syracuse Basketball career he averaged about nine points, seven rebounds, and two blocks, according to Basketball.RealGM.com. Though his senior numbers were better: about 13 points, 11 rebounds, and three blocks per game.
Unfortunately, despite those numbers he wasn’t drafted in the 2011 NBA Draft. He was signed though by Chorale Roanne Basket team in France. He started two games in 31 games he played in, and averaged about eight points, six rebounds and one block per game.
Since then, he has played for Altshuler Shaham Gilboa Galil in Israel, Cocodrilos de Caracas in Venezuela, Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in the Phillippines, Krasny Oktyabr in Russia, according to Basketball.RealGM.com.
This past year, in addition to playing for Boeheim’s Army, he played for Fos Ouest Provence Basket in France. While there he has started all 13 of the games he played in. He has averaged nine points, five rebounds, and 1 block per game.
Boeheim’s Army will have a lot of offensive weapons at its disposal this summer, so it won’t need much from Jackson. If Jackson can be a solid role player in the front court with Riley, and Greene, then the Army can go deep in The Basketball Tournament.
What they may need most is his physical presence down low and his rebounding to truly have a shot in close games. If he does that, Boeheim’s Army won’t have much to worry about on defense.