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Jackson, who was a member of France’s 2010 World Championship entry at age 20, had a cup of coffee in the NBA in 2014, when he played summer league with the Boston Celtics averaging 6.7 ppg in 12.1 minutes per contest, but he wants more. “Some people say I’m undersized for the NBA,” the 6-foot-3 Jackson told HoopsHype. “But I would object to that. Now you have guys like CJ McCollum who pretty much has point guard size and Isaiah Thomas, who’s a point guard but pretty much plays like a shooting guard.”
Although his NBA experience is limited, he has big-name NBA acquaintances such as Tony Parker. Between 2010 and 2014, Jackson played for ASVEL Villeurbanne, the French club owned by the Spurs All-Star guard. “I think of him like he’s my big brother,” Jackson said. “We’re very close because, you know, we both have double citizenship, French and American, we have a lot in common. We always wanted more, the passion that we have for the game. Our dads were both professional basketball players. We really get along years back, so we’re very close friends.” In the States, it’s OK to be ambitious, to have goals and not being afraid of talking about your dream and how you want to achieve it. In France, it’s a little bit different. People are more shy about what they want to achieve. I might come across as cocky a little bit, but it’s the ambition, it’s something that you’re willing to work for.
The Warriors are holding a free agent mini-camp June 23-24 for 16 players, including seven with NBA experience. Here’s the list: Bobby Brown – Cal State Fullerton – Dongguan Century (China); Will Cherry – Montana – Canton Charge (D-League); Patrick Christopher – Cal – Iowa Energy (D-League); Ramon Galloway – La Salle – Fraport Skyliners (Germany); Tyler Honeycutt – UCLA – ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne (France); Edwin Jackson – ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne (France); Armon Johnson – Nevada – Blancos De Rueda (Spain); DeAndre Liggins – Kentucky – Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League); Vernon Macklin – Florida – Liaoning Jiebao (China); Sean May – North Carolina – Paris-Levallois Basket (France); Mickey McConnell – Saint Mary’s – Texas Legends (D-League); James Nunnally – UC Santa Barbara – Cangrejeros De Santurce (Puerto Rico); John Shurna – Northwestern – FIATC Joventut Badalona (Spain); Jamie Skeen – VCU – Humacao (Puerto Rico); Christian Watford – Indiana – Hapoel Eilat (Israel); Michael Watt – Buffalo – Ironi Nes-Ziona (Israel).
Bill Oram: 24 guys attending Jazz mini-camp. Brace yourselves: Dee Bost, Will Buford, Xavier Gibson, Drew Gordon, JaMychal Green, Rodney Green, Jorge Gutierrez, Marquez Haynes, Lazar Hayward, Cedric Jackson, Edwin Jackson, Rick Jackson, D.J. Kennedy, Travis Leslie, Rasid Mahalbasic, Toure Murry, Harouna Mutombo, Arinze Onuaku, Josh Owens, Chris Roberts, Henry Sims, Jermaine Taylor, Chris Wright and Luke Zeller.