The Houston Rockets are readying for their postseason run, and they filled out their roster today by signing guard Aaron Jackson, last of the Beijing Ducks in the CBA.
The Houston Rockets are planning to sign guard Aaron Jackson — who has starred in China and Europe — for the remainder of the season, league sources tell Yahoo.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 11, 2018
Jackson played college ball at Duquesne (in Pittsburgh, PA), and though he went undrafted, he did spend some time in the Association, playing on the Summer League squads for the Indiana Pacers and Cleveland Cavaliers.
Rather than toil away in the G-League, he decided to instead play abroad, starring in the Spanish and Turkish Leagues. He then spent some time in Moscow, where he was primarily a role player, before finding his way to the Ducks in the CBA.
He put up some big numbers this past season in China, averaging 20.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 7.7 assists per game, and he also shot well, knocking down 40 percent from deep and 55 percent overall from the field.
Jackson will remain with the Rockets for the rest of the season, and will be, according to Houston GM Daryl Morey, playoff eligible.
The Rockets released guard Tim Quarterman to make room for Jackson.
Sources: The Rockets are releasing guard Tim Quarterman to create roster space to sign Jackson. https://t.co/gUpdKAqCKC— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 11, 2018