After playing limited minutes as a freshman two guard, Traevon Jackson emerged as the Badgers' starting point guard in 2012-13 and earned a reputation for physical play and a knack for hitting the big shot. The son of former Ohio State and NBA All-Star Jim Jackson, Traevon played a total of 13 Big Ten minutes as a freshman but started the final 29 games a year ago and led the team with 99 assists and 35 steals while averaging 6.9 points per game. A junior lefty from Ohio, Jackson hit three game-tying or winning jumpers during his sophomore season: game-tying 3-pointer with 29 seconds left to force OT in 74-70 win over Iowa, game-winning 15-foot jumper with 2.1 seconds left to beat Minnesota, 45-44, and game-winning 25-foot trey as time expired in UW's 63-60 win at Penn State.
Jackson started 29 games as a sophomore in 2012-13, knocking down three game-winning or tying shots.
2013 Big Ten All-Tournament team
Appeared in 52 career games (29 starts)
10 career double-digit scoring games
Played in 35 games, making 29 starts ... averaged 11.2 points, 3.0 assists and 2.7 rebounds per game en route to earning Big Ten All-Tournament team honors ... tallied season averages of 6.9 points and 2.8 assists per game to go along with a 1.36 assist-to-turnover ratio ... ranked 15th in the conference in assists per game ... led team in scoring in four games ... second on the team in free throw percentage (.765) and first in steals (35) ... reached double figures in 10 contests ... tallied a team-best 10 points in the Big Ten tourney championship game against Ohio State ... recorded 16 points and added three assists against Michigan in the Big Ten tourney quarterfinals ... tallied 15 points, five rebounds and nailed the game-winning 3-point buzzer beater at Penn State ... scored eight points while grabbing a career-high seven rebounds and dishing out five assists at Northwestern ... scored 13 points, grabbed six rebounds and tallied four assists while playing a career-high 43 minutes against Iowa ... netted a career-high 14 points while recording four assists against Illinois ... tallied five points, five assists and four rebounds in first career start against Virginia ... scored career-high 11 points, including a 9-for-11 (.818) effort from the free throw line against Arkansas
Saw action in 17 of 36 games this season ... made NCAA tournament debut against Montana, playing 2 minutes ... scored 4 points in career-high 14 minutes vs. Mississippi Valley State ... career-high 4 points with 3 rebounds against Green Bay ... career-high 4 rebounds against UMKC ... had three points and two rebounds in 13 minutes of collegiate debut against Kennesaw State
Finished career as school's all-time leading scorer ... second-team all-state and first-team all-metro and all-district as a senior ... averaged 18.3 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 3.3 steals per game while being named conference player of the year ... captained his team to a 20-0 regular-season record as a junior and was named the Ohio Capital Conference Player of the Year as well as second-team all-state ... averaged 19 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals ... also earned first-team All-Metro (Columbus Dispatch) and first-team All-Central District as a junior ... as a sophomore, named first-team all-conference ... member of National Honor Society and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... high school coach was Ed Calo
Parents are Jimmy Jackson and Tamera Winston ... has two older sisters, Amber and Tawna ... father, Jim, was the fourth overall pick in the 1992 NBA Draft and played in the NBA for 14 seasons with 12 different teams ... Jim played college basketball at Ohio State where he was a two-time All-American and two-time Big Ten Player of the Year; his jersey was retired by the school in 2001 ... majoring in life science communications
2011-12 | 2012-13