4 - Vincent Jackson
Vincent Jackson
Birth Date: 01/14/1983
Height: 6-6
Weight: 235
Year: Junior
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo.
High School: Widefield HS
Position: F


2003-04: Division I All-Independent second-team selection ... started 21 of 24 contests he played in ... led Bears' team in both scoring and assists by averaging 13.6 points and 3.1 helpers per contest ... also pulled down 5.6 rebounds per game which ranked second on the team ... missed the first four games of the season after completing his junior season of eligibility with the UNC football team where he earned I-AA All-American honors as a wide receiver ... scored a career-high 25 points by hitting on 11-18 shots during Senior Night victory over Johnson & Wales (Feb. 21) ... also dished out seven assists in that contest, which matched his career-high also set against Utah Valley State (Jan. 17) ... grabbed first career double-double against Denver (Dec. 30) by scoring 14 points and grabbing 11 rebounds ... scored nine points, grabbed nine rebounds, had three assists, two steals and two blocks on 21st birthday in game against Regis (Jan. 14) ... finished season with five consecutive games in double figure points including 16 apiece in both games at National Provisional Tournament ... scored 20 points and hit on 8-10 free throws while also grabbing eight rebounds in game at Colorado Mines (Dec. 17) ... connected on a career-best 3-4 trifectas and scored 19 points against CSU-Pueblo (Dec. 5) ... played 39 total minutes in loss at national power Rutgers (Feb. 17) ... named UNC Student-Athlete of the Month for December after averaging 15 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.3 steals in eight contests.

2002-03: Played first season with basketball team ... played in 18 games, starting two, after joining team after the completion of the Bears' football season where that team advanced to the NCAA national semifinals ... was fourth on the team with a 10.6 scoring average ... started slow after transition from football but averaged 15 points and 5.1 rebounds per game over the final 10 games of the season ... scored in double figures in his final 10 games of the season ...set then career-highs for minutes played (33), points (24 on 10-18 shooting), rebounds (9) and steals (3) against nationally ranked South Dakota (Feb. 8) ... hit 6-7 free-throws on the way to 20 points at North Dakota State (Feb. 1) ... in final game of season at South Dakota State (Mar. 1) hit 2-3 three-pointers on way to scoring 16 points.

Prep: Attended Widefield High in Colorado Springs ... played both football and basketball ... named honorable mention all-state by Rocky Mountains News for football.

Personal: Born Jan. 14, 1983 ... son of Terence and Sherry Jackson ... majoring in general business named UNC Freshman Athlete of the Year for 2001-02 ... also a member of the UNC football team ... earned I-AA All-American honors in junior season (2003) and honorable mention All-American honors as a kick returner during freshman season (2001) ... UNC Scholar Athlete.

Jackson's Career Highs

Points:        25 vs. Johnson & Wales (Feb. 21, 2004)
Rebounds:      11 vs. Denver (Dec. 30, 2003)
Assists:       7, twice, last vs. Johnson & Wales (Feb. 21, 2004)
Field Goals:   11 vs. Johnson & Wales (Feb. 21, 2004)
FG Attempts:   21 vs. Rutgers (Feb. 17, 2004)
3-Pointers:    3 vs. CSU-Pueblo (Dec. 5, 2003)
3-Pt. Att.:    6 vs. Rutgers (Feb. 17, 2004)
Free Throws:   8 vs. Colorado Mines (Dec. 17, 2003)
FT Attempts:   10 vs. Colorado Mines (Dec. 17, 2003)
Steals:        3, three times, last vs. Iowa State (Jan. 12, 2004)

Jackson's Career Statistics

Years   GP-S   FG-A    Pct.  3P-A  Pct.  FT-A   Pct.  Pts. Avg.  Reb.  Avg.  Ast.  Bk.  St.  PF-D  Min.
02-03   18-2   73-143  .510  7-27  .259  37-65  .569  190  10.6  69    3.8   26    7    16   45-3  374
03-04   24-21  129-269 .480  18-53 .340  51-97  .526  327  13.6  134   5.6   74    11   24   61-1  749 
Totals  42-23  202-412 .490  25-80 .313  88-162 .543  517  12.3  203   4.8   100   18   40   106-4 1123