Celtics vs. Thunder: Boston College grad Reggie Jackson returns with OKC

There was a time when Oklahoma City Thunder guard Reggie Jackson called Boston his home. Those days are in the past, but the former Boston College star guard will return to the city where he made his name on Friday night as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder as they face the Boston Celtics.

Jackson has spent just over one season in the NBA after being drafted with the No. 24 overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Thunder. Alongside stars like Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, Jackson played in 45 games during his rookie season with Oklahoma City while also spending some time in the NBA Development League. Jackson averaged 31. points, 1.6 assists and 1.2 rebounds in an average of 11.1 minutes last year.

This season, Jackson hasn't seen nearly as many minutes -- through seven games, he's averaging 4.0 minutes per game -- and is averaging a point. His numbers per 36 minutes are a little better, though, as Jackson would average 9.0 points and 5.1 rebounds.

Jackson spent three years at Boston College. After two somewhat quiet seasons to start his Chestnut Hill tenure, Jackson stepped up his game in 2010-11, his junior year. That season, Jackson averaged 18.2 points, 4.5 assists and 4.3 rebounds while shooting 50.3 percent in 34.1 minutes, helping lead the Eagles to the first round of the NIT.

For more Boston College basketball coverage, visit our blog, BC Interruption.

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