Lucious Brown "Luke" Jackson (born October 31 1941) is a retired American professional basketball player.
Born in San Marcos
, Jackson played college basketball at Pan American College (now known as the University of Texas-Pan American
) and was a member the U.S. Olympic basketball team that won the gold at the 1964 Summer Olympics
in Tokyo. He also played for the United States men's national basketball team
at the 1963 FIBA World Championship
Jackson played eight seasons (1964–1972) with the Philadelphia 76ers
in the NBA
. A 6-foot, 9-inch (2.06 m) power forward
who played center
occasionally, he was named to the NBA's 1964-65 All-Rookie Team
after averaging 14.8 points and 12.9 rebounds per game. He played in the NBA All-Star Game
the same season. A teammate of Wilt Chamberlain
, Jackson was a starter on the 1966-67 Philadelphia championship team that scissored the Boston Celtics
' string of eight straight NBA championships.
Lucious Jackson's son, also Lucious, played for Jim Boeheim
's Syracuse Orangemen
References in popular culture
The 1990s all-female rock
band Luscious Jackson
chose their name as inspiration from Lucious Jackson.