The Maccabi Haifa professional basketball team of the Israeli Basketball Super League announced today they have signed former NBA guard Jermaine Jackson for the remainder of the season.
Jackson, 34, recently finished playing in the LNBP, Mexico’s top division, for the Lobos Grises de la UAD Durango, where he led the team into the first round of the playoffs, averaging 14.2 points, 8.0 assist, 3.8 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 17 games.
The 6-foot-5 guard, a native of Detroit, M.I., played five seasons in the NBA for the Detroit Pistons (1999-00), Toronto Raptors (2001–02), Atlanta Hawks (2002-03), Toronto Raptors (2002-03), New York Knicks (2004-2005) and Milwaukee Bucks (2005-06), averaging 1.9 points, 1.4 assists and 1.1 rebounds in 135 career games.
During the 2008-09 season, Jackson played for Snaidero Udine in SerieA, Italy’s top division, appearing in 10 games, where he averaged 8.1 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 5.4 assists per game.
Jackson has also played professionally in the CBA, Argentina, Ukraine, Spain and Greece, winning the Italian Nation Cup in 2004 with Benetton Teviso.
A four-year starter at the University of Detroit Mercy from 1995-99, Jackson became the first player in school history to record four 100+ assists seasons and just the fourth player in school history to amass more than 500 career assists, finishing with 509.
Jackson finished 14th all-time in school history in scoring with 1,341 career points and finished in the Top 10 in steals with 142.