Frank Jackson

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Frank Jackson

Frank Jackson

Frank Jackson is a professional basketball player. Frank Jackson plays for the Detroit Pistons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The participant played basketball for the Duke Blue Devils.

Jackson was given the opportunity to start for the remainder of the campaign by head coach Mike Krzyzewski, and the freshman guard assisted the Blue Devils in winning the conference championship, earning him a position on the All-ACC Tournament Second Team.

Early Years & Family

Frank Jackson was born on May 4, 1998, in Washington, DC.

Al Jackson, a former Utah state senator, and his wife Juleen had five children together, with Jackson being the second oldest.

Frank’s memories of the time when his physical prowess appeared to be pushing him toward a career in basketball differ with those of his father, Alvin Jackson.

Alvin Jackson claimed that motivation was more important than physical prowess.

Alvin is also a former senator from the 14th district of the state of Utah.

He was chosen by Governor Gary Herbert to fill the position left open by John Valentine’s departure in order to take the helm of the Utah Tax Commission.

He left in July 2016 to accept a position outside the state, and Daniel Hemmert, another appointee, took his place.

Father as a Coach

Alvin, a former baseball and basketball player for Embry-Riddle University, coached Frank for the most of his youth and recalls the several hours spent in the church gym and backyard, beginning at 6 a.m.

Al Jackson, Jackson’s father, saw his son’s extraordinary talents at a young age, but he, like Frank, had no idea how important those talents would turn out to be.

Alvin recalls observing Frank’s development as a young man and his quick rise to sporting prominence.

Frank openly and frequently references Frank’s mother in press interviews as having laid the spiritual foundation that both he and Alvin attribute to her.

Up until his ninth-grade year at Lehi High School, Jackson was enthralled by baseball, basketball, football, and golf.

Frank saw that basketball was more entertaining than the slower-paced game of baseball, therefore he made the decision to concentrate on one sport.

Net Worth & Salary

Frank Jackson’s net worth is estimated at $2 million. His professional basketball career serves as his main source of income.

Frank should also be involved in a number of sponsorship and endorsement deals that will substantially increase his fortune because he is an athlete.

Frank signed a two-year, $6,150,000 contract with the Detroit Pistons, with $6,150,000 guaranteed and an average yearly salary of $3,075,000.

Jackson will receive a $3,000,000 basic salary in 2021–2022, as well as a $3,000,000 cap hit and $3,000,000 in dead cap value.

 Quick Facts

Full Name Franklin Willis Jackson
Known as Frank Jackson
Nickname Flash
Birth Date May 4, 1998
Birth Place Washington, D.C.
Residence Not Available
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity African American
Education Lehi (Lehi, Utah), Lone Peak (Highland, Utah), and Duke (2016–2017)
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Father’s Name Alvin B. Jackson Jr
Mother’s Name Juleen Jackson
Siblings 4
Age 24 years old
Height 6 feet 3 inches
Weight 205 lb (92 kg)
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Body type Athletic
Profession Basketball Player
Marital Status Single
Girlfriend Not Available
Children None
Active since 2017– present
  • New Orleans Pelicans
  • Texas Legends
  • Detroit Pistons
  • McDonald’s All-American (2016)
  • McDonald’s All-American Game Co-MVP (2016)
  • Utah Mr. Basketball (2016)
Endorsements  Not Available
Net Worth $2 million
NBA Draft Pick 2017 / Round: 2 / Pick: 31st overall
Position Point Guard and Shooting Guard
League NBA
Merch NBA Trading Card
Social Media  Instagram, Twitter
Last Update June 2022

Career in High School

Before transferring to Lone Peak High School in Highland, Utah, Frank began his high school career at Lehi High School in Lehi, Utah.

With 4-star future BYU recruit TJ Haws on his team, Jackson averaged 17.9 points per game as a sophomore in 2014 and helped his squad win the Utah 5A state championship.

As a junior, he averaged 26.9 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.0 steals per game and was selected to the Fourth Team Maxpreps All-American, Salt Lake Tribune All-State, and First Team All-USA Utah.

In the 2015 summer, Jackson went to the NBPA Top 100 Camp in Virginia. On December 12, Jackson defeated Miller Grove 73-71 thanks to 38 points.

Jackson had 49 points and nine rebounds in a 94-92 overtime loss to Kobi Simmons and St. Francis School at the 2016 HoopHall Classic on January 12, 2016.

On February 5, Jackson led Jackson beat St. Joseph 68-61 with 32 points and 11 rebounds.

As a senior, he averaged 28.1 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game. He was awarded Utah Mr. Basketball and Salt Lake Tribune player of the year.

Frank was a five-star recruit in the Class of 2016, according to and ESPN, where he was ranked as the No. 12 recruit overall.

Career in College

At the 2016 Hall of Fame Tip-Off, Jackson made his Duke debut on November 11 against Marist, outscoring them 94-49 while dishing over four assists.

On January 4, he contributed 15 points and four assists to a 110-57 thumping of Georgia Tech.

On February 28, Jackson set a season-high by scoring 22 points and going 3-4 from beyond the arc in a 75-70 victory over Florida State.

On March 8, Jackson outscored Clemson 79-72 while shooting 7-10 from the field for 20 points.

In a 93-83 victory against rival North Carolina in the ACC Tournament semifinals on March 10, Jackson had 15 points and five rebounds.

Jackson averaged 10.9 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.7 assists while starting 16 of Duke’s 36 games. He also shot 40 percent from behind the arc and 54 percent from the 2-point range.

He announced on May 12, 2017, that he would forgo his last three collegiate seasons and sign with an agent.

Professional Career

On June 22, 2017, Jackson was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets as the 31st overall pick; however, for financial reasons, he was quickly traded to the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans.

On July 11, 2017, Jackson became a part of the Pelicans.

He underwent foot surgery following the draft and was sidelined until January; however, he underwent foot surgery again in January and was sidelined for the remainder of the season.

On July 6, 2018, Frank played in his first summer league game, finishing with 13 points, six rebounds, one assist, and one steal.

However, Jackson sprained his left ankle early in the second half and was forced to withdraw from the competition.

Frank Jackson
Frank Jackson in a basketball match. Source: pelicandabrief

Jackson scored a career-high with 17 points and three three-pointers in just 19 minutes off the bench against the Memphis Grizzlies on January 7, 2019. The Pelicans won that game 114-95 in the end.

On February 2, 2019, Jackson topped his previous career-high with 25 points on 10-20 shooting in a 113-108 loss to the San Antonio Spurs.

On December 4, 2020, Frank struck a deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder. On December 21, Jackson was let go by the Thunder.

On December 27, Jackson and the Detroit Pistons agreed to a two-way contract. Jackson and the Pistons reached a two-year contract extension in August 2021.

Unpopular Player

At the 2017 NBA draft combine, Frank’s athletic testing results were startling, with his top marks coming in the vertical leap (42 inches) and shuttle sprint.

Jackson has been able to use his agility effectively as a rim penetrator and scorer because of his 3-point shooting, which has made everything come together.

Jackson, though, noticed J.J. Redick’s off-ball movement and how Jrue Holiday and he had such precise mechanics when in New Orleans.

He used Wayne Ellington’s 12 seasons in the NBA as a 3-point expert last season with the Pistons to hone his abilities.

Jackson has developed into a different player than many had anticipated, but it’s to his credit that he’s watched, picked up tips from more seasoned teammates, and worked out how to find his own niche.

Enhancement of Games

Jackson suddenly materialized after agreeing to a two-way deal and evolved into a dependable scoring threat for the Detroit Pistons.

He’s been compared to everyone from Vinnie Johnson to Jason Terry for his ability to come off the bench with “instant” offense.

As he matures into a more pure shooting guard, Jackson expects his 41 percent 3-point shooting from last season to rise.

He is a fantastic young man who was released, entered the team as a two-way player, and has earned every second of playing time.

Frank performs each task correctly on both ends of the floor. He performs both offensively and defensively admirably.

In addition to improving his three-point shooting, Jackson also worked on his defense and showed that he could cover a variety of positions on the perimeter.

Sense of Style

In a tough league, Jackson is among the best-dressed players.

He routinely makes confident entrances into the most prestigious sports organization in the world.

There is a small but passionate fanbase of Jackson’s handles and fashion sense.

The sportsman has been a certified Jawnz fan since he was a youngster.

He remembered binge-watching The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and spending hours alone in his room, putting together clothes inspired by the series.

He still finds it cathartic and, in fact, essential to his stylistic growth to put on garments to assess what fits and what doesn’t.

In a sea of skintight Amiri jeans and graphic-heavy sweaters, Frank stands out as an example of high-level restraint—the uncommon athlete whose look you should copy.

SSENSE, a Montreal-based fashion paradise with a distinctive merchandising mix that has earned it a perennial favorite of all of the world’s most elite dressers, including the staff of this magazine, is where he does the majority of his internet shopping.

He gives special praise to Fear of God designer Jerry Lorenzo, who was recently appointed to lead Adidas’ basketball division and for whom he previously modeled.

Personal Life

Frank Jackson is completely a mystery when it comes to his private life. In the realm of basketball, the Detroit Pistons point guard is still a hot issue, but little is known about his personal life.

Based on a few prom pictures from 2016, fans have assumed that Frank is dating Elly Pettro Brian, who was his prom date.

Although they never discussed a relationship, everything fell apart when Ellie got married on November 12, 2018.

There is no information about a potential relationship on his Instagram or other social media profiles.

He has only ever mentioned a girlfriend once, in a tweet about his “hotter than a hot girlfriend” in 2016.

It should come as no surprise that the athlete’s post was complete garbage.

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Age, Height, and Weight

Frank Jackson is currently 24 years old. The American player is 6 feet 3 inches tall and 93 kg in weight.

He has brown eyes and dark brown hair. He is a citizen of the United States and is of African descent.

Taurus is the astrological sign that Frank was born under. Taurus-born humans make an effort to capture the essence of life.

These men and women choose to experience life in its purest form, unlike most people who like to overcomplicate everything.

Presence in social media

On a number of social media sites, Frank is fairly active.

He frequently shares images from basketball photo shoots and his professional career.

The basketball player interacts with his fans and followers on social media to give them a glimpse into his daily life.

He has 105k followers on Instagram and 21.1k followers on Twitter.