Meet Boeheim’s Army: Rick Jackson

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ A group of former Syracuse men’s basketball players will get together for a chance at $2 million in the 2016 edition of The Basketball Tournament starting this Saturday. The team is fittingly named Boeheim’s Army, composed of former Purdue guard Willie Deane and nine former Orange that span a decade of Jim Boeheim’s tenure. Last year the squad bowed out in the Elite Eight against eventual champions City of Gods. This year, second-seeded Boeheim’s Army faces No. 15 seed Basketball City NYC at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Philadelphia University to begin its quest toward the cash prize. Follow along all week as we introduce you to the team’s players and coach ahead of the matchup.Rick JacksonJackson returns for his second summer with Boeheim’s Army after playing in the third and fourth games of last year’s tournament. After missing the opening two rounds, he averaged 10 points and five rebounds in the Round of 16 and Elite Eight, starting one game and coming off the bench in the other.In his four years at Syracuse from 2007-11, Jackson averaged 8.8 points and 6.6 rebounds while shooting 58.5 percent from the field. He’s played for nine teams since graduating, including stints with three different teams in the NBA D-League and most recently Provence in France.Jackson missed the first two games last year while he was trying out for the Korean Basketball League in Las Vegas. This year he’ll be with the team from the start and add depth to a frontcourt that boasts some of the most sturdy Orange bigs of the last decade.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Related Stories Looking Forward: Rick Jackson has flourished since moving into the starting lineup vs. MemphisMBB : Raising his game: Jackson ‘makes name’ by becoming premier big man in final season at SUMeet Boeheim’s Army: Baye Moussa KeitaMeet Boeheim’s Army: Terrence RobertsMeet Boeheim’s Army: Donte Greene Published on July 12, 2016 at 10:50 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman Meet Boeheim’s ArmyTerrence RobertsBaye Moussa KeitaDonte GreeneDaily Orange File Photo Commentslast_img

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