C.J. Jackson
C.J. Jackson

Buena Vista, Ga.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 279



2007: Member of the UI football squad.

2006: Played on the Illinois basketball team ... Appeared in 12 games in 2006-07 ... Scored a season-high six points vs. Georgia Southern Nov. 17 ... Had a season-high five rebounds in opener vs. Austin Peay Nov. 13 ... Had four rebounds vs. Georgia Southern and Savannah State Nov. 21.

2005: Redshirted the 2005 season for the Illinois basketball team.

High School: Multi-sport athlete earned 11 varsity letters, four each in basketball and football and three in track and field ... Tight end/lineman in football and threw the shot put and discus in track & field ... Before deciding to pursue a college basketball career, was recruited by a number of football programs as an offensive lineman prospect, including Florida, LSU, Florida State, Georgia and Auburn ... Member of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Super 11 football team ... In basketball, 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.

Personal: Born Jan. 17, 1987 ... Given name is Charles Jackson III. ... Goes by C.J. ... Parents are Charlie Jr. and Darnita Jackson ... Majoring in speech communications ... 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.

(updated 6/08)