Jim Jackson is an NCAA basketball analyst for Westwood One, having joined the network for the 2014 NCAA Tournament.
Jackson is one of the greatest college basketball players of his generation. A McDonald’s All-American, Jim was a two-time Consensus First Team All-American and two-time Big Ten Player of the Year at Ohio State.
After his exemplary collegiate career, Jim was the fourth overall pick in the 1992 NBA draft. His NBA career spanned 14 years and 12 teams (tied for a league record); he scored over 12,000 points, finishing fifth in the league in scoring in 1994-95.
Upon retirement, Jim landed a job as the Lead College Basketball Analyst for The Big Ten Network, a role he still holds. He’s since added to his broadcasting resume becoming the Lead College Basketball Analyst on FOX Sports College Basketball, in addition to a main role on FOX Sports 1’s College Basketball & NBA studio coverage.
Jim Jackson's Posts
If you missed our Selection Sunday show with Jason Horowitz, John Thompson and Jim Jackson, you can listen to the show below. Among the many guests that called in are North Carolina’s Roy Williams, Kansas’s Bill Self,… Read More »
ALBANY, NY – For the third straight year and fifth time in the past seven, Iona is heading to the NCAA Tournament. The Gaels topped Fairfield 83-71 on Monday night to capture the MAAC title. Gary Cohen and Jim Jackson had the call on Westwood One. Read More »
GLENDALE, AZ – Gonzaga and South Carolina are both in their first Final Four, but it’s hard to really consider them equals. Gonzaga has been a national contender for the past 15 years, while South Carolina is the shock of the tournament but riding a very strong defense. The second… Read More »
SAN JOSE, CA – After years of coming close, the Gonzaga Bulldogs finally reached the Final Four with a comprehensive 83-59 win against the Xavier Musketeers. Nigel Williams-Goss and Johnathan Williams had 23 and 19 points, respectively, for the Bulldogs, who will advance to face the winner of Florida-South Carolina.… Read More »
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Saturday at SAP Center, a pair of small, private, Jesuit universities clash to reward one of them with their school’s first appearance in the Final Four. Top-seeded Gonzaga meets upstart Xavier in a high-stakes regional final. Kevin Kugler caught up with Xavier coach Chris Mack ahead… Read More »
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Saturday at SAP Center, a pair of small, private, Jesuit universities clash to reward one of them with their school’s first appearance in the Final Four. Top-seeded Gonzaga meets upstart Xavier in a high-stakes regional final. Kevin Kugler caught up with Gonzaga coach Mark Few ahead… Read More »
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Traditional mid-majors Gonzaga and Xavier both reached the Elite Eight with dramatics wins Thursday night. The top-seeded Zags were supposed to be here, but No. 11 Xavier has toppled No. 6 Maryland, No. 3 Florida State and No. 2 Arizona in succession. Can the Muskateers reach… Read More »
SAN JOSE, CA – The Musketeers made plays down the stretch when they needed to, as eleventh-seeded Xavier derailed Arizona’s hopes of a home-state Final Four appearance with a hard-fought 73-71 victory over the second-seeded Wildcats. Sean Miller’s former squad–now under the command of 8th-year head coach Chris Mack–were once again led by junior Trevon… Read More »