July 12, 2013
LAS VEGAS – Following a standout career for Rice University men’s basketball, Tamir Jackson is set to take the court as a professional in the NBA Summer League for the New Orleans Pelicans. The team opens play on Friday at COX Pavilion against the New York Knicks at 3 p.m. CT in a nationally televised contest on NBA TV and MSG.
Jackson and the squad arrived in Nevada on Monday to begin preparations for 11 grueling days of competition. The guard is joined on the squad by a former Conference USA foe, Cameron Moore, who played at UAB through 2011-12 before spending last season in the Ukranian League.
Four players from the Pelicans’ roster last season also fill the roster, including 2012-13 rookies Darius Miller, Austin Rivers and Brian Roberts, along with second-year player Terrel Harris.
New Orleans assistant coach Bryan Gates serves as the team’s head coach for the first time. He previously won back-to-back Coach of the Year honors in the NBA Developmental League with the Idaho Stampede.
Following Friday’s game, the Pelicans return to action on Sunday against the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. CT at the Thomas and Mack Center. The game will air nationally on tape delay Monday at 11 a.m. CT on NBA TV.
The brief regular season concludes on Monday with a 5 p.m. CT contest against the Cleveland Cavaliers at the COX Pavilion. That game will be broadcast live on NBA TV. Playoffs begin on Wednesday, July 17 and continue through Monday, July 22.
Jackson concluded his collegiate career this past spring as one of the Owls’ top offensive players in program history. He averaged 17.7 points per game in 2012-13 to finish third in Conference USA. His 1,684 career points rank sixth in Rice history and he also stands third in steals (162) and fourth in assists (387).
For fans without access to NBA TV, the league is offering a broadband Summer League Live package. For $14.99, all summer league games are available live and on-demand for high definition streaming to computers and mobile devices. (Click HERE for more information.)
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