Jackson, Darnell Edred
Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK
Born November 7, 1985
Jackson bio, KU Sports.com, 11/13/2003
Darnell Jackson - Kansas Jayhawks - 2007 alumni game:
A big body inside who has a knack for finding the loose ball... An extremely hard worker... Runs and jumps very well for his size... Can be an inside force.
Freshman Season (2004-05)
Posted eight points in each of the Jayhawks' first two victories... Had two points in six minutes off the bench against Nevada... Scored six points and grabbed five rebounds in just eight minutes of action against Pacific... Had six points and grabbed two rebounds off the bench against Louisiana-Lafayette... Grabbed five rebounds in nine minutes against South Carolina... Got the first start of his career against Wisconsin-Milwaukee... Grabbed three rebounds in eight minutes against Texas A&M... Poured in four points and grabbed three rebounds against Colorado... Scored three points in 12 minutes at Villanova... Grabbed three rebounds against Colorado... Scored two points and grabbed three boards against Kansas State.
Canada Exhibition (Fall 2004)
Averaged 6.8 points, 3.8 rebounds and shot 57.9 percent (11-of-19) in four KU wins on its British Columbia, Canada, trip... Was 8-for-10 from the field with five rebounds in the 101-46 win against Langara College... Had six points in the finale against the Burnaby Mountain All-Stars.
Midwest City High School (2004)... Posted 18 points and 16 boards per game as a senior... Coached by Rodney Dinde... Once notched 38 points, 16 rebounds and five blocked shots in a single game... Averaged 20 points and 12 rebounds his junior season at Northwest Classen High School... Has only played basketball for four years... Ranked as the 13th-best power forward and 52nd-best prospect overall by Rivals.com... Attended the NBA and Nike camps... A member of the honor roll.
Off The Court
Full name is Darnell Edred Jackson... Born November 7, 1985 in Oklahoma City... Undecided major... Mother is Shawn Jackson... Nickname is Big D... Was placed on the honor roll in high school for his work in the classroom... Did not start playing basketball until his ninth grade year.
Oklahoma pipeline pays for KU, 7/13/2003
Jackson grasping last opportunity, 11/1/2007
Jackson inks three-year deal with Cavaliers, L-J World, 9/6/08
Darnell Jackson's letter to KU fans, L-J World, 9/6/08