Brother to NBA Veteran Mark Jackson, Jackson, who stood at an impressive 6’10” tall and weighed just under 400 pounds, was just as big in personality and heart. Born in Queens, he attended the Louisville University on a basketball scholarship.
In addition to playing in three NCAA tournaments, among his accomplishments are being recognized as one of the 20 most popular athletes in Louisville history. Jackson was a former Harlem Globetrotter, Current Ball Up player, and ambassador to the world of streetball.
"Our hearts are heavy today and we are deeply saddened by the passing of a teammate, friend, and inspiration,” said Demetrius Spencer, CEO and commissioner of Ball Up. “Escalade led both his life and our team with a joy that can never be replaced."
“[Jackson] never forgot a face, and anyone who met him never forgot him,” said Cameron Murray, partner of BallUp and close friend. His mother was his biggest fan and support system, and his brother Mark was the most supportive big brother, always proud to tell everyone about his little big brother.”