Former Oregon Duck takes to coaching
Former Oregon Ducks basketball player Luke Jackson came back to Eugene Sunday when the Ducks hosted the Northwest Christian Beacons in an exhibition game.
But Jackson was not donning the green and yellow of his alma mater -- he was wearing a sweater and tie as he made his coaching debut for the Beacons.
However, for Jackson, his first contest would be a loss as the Ducks rolled by the Beacons 99-59.
During his playing career in the then-Pac-10, Jackson was a phenom on the court, being named an All-American in 2004. By the end of his collegiate career he became one of just two players in conference history to score over 1,900 points, bring down over 700 rebounds and dish out over 400 assists. He was also the first player in school history to place in the top 10 in nine different statistical categories. Jackson currently is first all-time in free throws made, second in points scored, third in total steals, fourth in assists and seventh in rebounds.