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Jackson signing announced

September 7, 2008


— The Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday announced the signing of former Kansas University power forward Darnell Jackson to a three-year contract.

Per team and league policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The Journal-World had reported the signing in Saturday's newspaper.

The Cavaliers acquired the rights to Jackson during the 2008 NBA Draft from the Miami Heat in exchange for the lower of the Cavaliers' two second-round picks in the 2009 NBA Draft.

The 22-year-old, 6-foot-8, 250-pound forward averaged 11.2 points off 62.6 percent shooting and a team-high 6.7 rebounds in 40 games (35 starts) in 24.3 minutes per game his senior year at KU.

Jackson played for the Cavaliers' team during the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. In five games (four starts), he averaged 5.8 points and 5.4 rebounds in 24.6 minutes per game.

"Darnell has showed us he is a young, smart, hard-working player," Cavs' general manager Danny Ferry said. "And we are excited to see his development continue now."


chan_hawk89 9 years, 7 months ago

Gotta love a Dukie (Danny Ferry), excited about a KU player. Great job Darnell!

chapdaddy 9 years, 7 months ago

Duck Fook.But congrats to Darnell! What a fine young man. More than we can say about the poor example Chalmers and Arthur are setting.........

rtwngr 9 years, 7 months ago

Go Darnell!! You keep on doing the right things! Thank you for being an example to those that look up to you. May God bless you all the days of your life.

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