COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Former Ohio State University basketball standout Jim Jackson was one of six former players to be named to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Sunday.
Jackson, who played for OSU from 1989-92, joins Maryland’s late Len Bias, UCLA’s David Greenwood, Bradley’s Hersey Hawkins, North Carolina’s Antawn Jamison, and Kansas’ Paul Pierce in the 2021 class.
Jackson is currently OSU’s seventh all-time leading scorer, piling up 1,785 points in three seasons at OSU.
A Toledo native, Jackson averaged 5.9 rebounds and four assists per game while shooting over 50 percent from the field. He led Ohio State to Big Ten titles in 1991 and 1992 and was a two-time All-American and Big Ten Player of the Year.
His number, 22, was retired in February, 2001.
Jackson was drafted fourth overall to the Dallas Mavericks in the 1992 NBA draft. Over 14 seasons, he played for numerous teams, wrapping up his career with the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2005-06 season.