Blazers sign former Duck star Jackson

Blazers sign former Duck star Jackson
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Portland Trail Blazers say they've signed former Oregon star Luke Jackson.

The team also said Wednesday it signed center Steven Hill and guard Jamaal Tatum, both rookies.

Terms were not disclosed.

Jackson is a 6-foot-7, 215-pound forward. He appeared in 73 games during a four-year NBA career, averaging 3.5 points, 1.2 rebounds and 0.8 assists in 9.9 minutes.

He last played for the Miami Heat and was on the Blazers' summer league team.

As a Duck, he scored more than 1,900 points and got 700 rebounds and 400 assists.

Hill is out of the University of Arkansas, where he was Southeastern Conference defensive player of the year. Tatum, from Southern Illinois, was drafted in 2007 but missed the season with an injury.


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