2008-09 JUNIOR: Appeared in 13 games on the year, totaling nine points and six rebounds ... Scored a season-high three points vs. Detroit (Dec. 20).
2007-08 SOPHOMORE: Spent the year as a member of the Fighting Illini football team, practicing at tight end and on the offensive line ... Returned to the basketball squad at the conclusion of the 2007-08 school year.
2006-07 FRESHMAN: Appeared in 12 games on the season ... Scored a career-high six points vs. Georgia Southern on Nov. 17 ... Had a career-high five rebounds in opener vs. Austin Peay on Nov. 13 ... Had four rebounds vs. Georgia Southern and Savannah State on Nov. 21.
2005-06 REDSHIRT: Sat out the season as a redshirt.
Multi-sport athlete earned 11 varsity letters, four each in basketball and football and three in track and field ... High school coach was John McFather ... Averaged 21 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks as a senior, leading Tri-County to the quarterfinals of the Class AA state tournament ... Averaged 18 points, 13 rebounds and two blocks as a junior ... First-team All-State selection as a junior and senior ... Participated in the NBA Players' Association Top 100 Camp in the summer of 2004 ... Played for the Georgia Hawks AAU program, coached by Seth Berl ... Tight end/lineman in football and threw the shot put and discus in track & field ... Recruited by a number of football programs as an offensive lineman prospect, including LSU, Florida State, Georgia and Auburn ... Member of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Super 11 football team.
Born Jan. 17, 1987 ... Given name is Charles Jackson III but goes by C.J. ... Parents are Charlie Jr. and Darnita Jackson ... Will graduate in May with a degree in communication ... Has a 7-2 wingspan ... Has one brother and two sisters ... Cousin, Udonis Haslem, played basketball at the University of Florida and is now with the NBA's Miami Heat ... Graduated 16th in his high school class ... Credits his AAU coach, Seth Berl, for most influencing his athletic career "because he made me realize how much I love basketball" ... Favorite athlete is Shaquille O'Neal ... Involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Future Business Leaders of America and 4-H.
Jackson's Career Statistics
Year G-GS MIN/Avg. FGM-A/% 3PM-A/% FTM-A/% OR-DR-TOT/Avg. PF-DQ A/Avg. TO B/Avg. S/Avg. PTS/Avg. 2005-06 DNP - Redshirt 2006-07 12-0 54/4.5 5-7/.714 0-0/.000 3-3/1.000 6-12-18/1.5 4-0 3/0.3 5 2/0.2 1/0.1 13/1.1 2007-08 DNP - Member of UI Football Team 2008-09 13-0 22/1.7 3-3/1.000 0-0/.000 3-4/.750 4-2-6/0.5 4-0 1/0.1 5 1/0.1 2/0.2 9/0.7 Totals 25-0 76/3.0 8-10/.800 0-0/.000 6-7/.857 10-14-24/1.0 8-0 4/0.2 10 3/0.1 3/0.1 22/0.9