Making the jump from the college basketball to the NBA can be a daunting challenge for any rookie and for Reggie Jackson it's no different. The Oklahoma City Thunder backup point guard was OKC's first-round pick (24th overall) in the 2011 NBA Draft after a solid collegiate career at Boston College.
He came to a team considered one of the favorites to win the 2012 NBA title and considering he would be playing behind Thunder starting point man Russell Westbrook and talented backup Eric Maynor, his prospects for playing much as a rookie didn't appear very bright.
But after Maynor tore his ACL earlier this season, Jackson immediately moved into the role as Westbrook's back-up and while he still doesn't see a ton of minutes, he is definitely making progress. In 15 games, he is averaging 3.7 points, 1.3 assists and 1.3 rebounds in just over 11 minutes per game.
Jackson's best game in the Association to date came in a 108-96 win over the Spurs on Jan. 8 at Chesapeake Energy Arena, when ...