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Mervin Jackson

Mervin P. Jackson Jr. (Merv, The Magician)

Position: Point Guard ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-3 ▪ Weight: 175 lbs.
Born: August 15, 1946 in Savannah, Georgia
Died: June 7, 2012
High School: Beach in Savannah, Georgia
College: University of Utah
Draft: Phoenix Suns, 9th round (14th pick, 120th overall), 1968 NBA Draft
ABA Debut: October 30, 1968

Totals

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1968-69 ★ 22 LAS ABA PG 71 2314 423 1000 .423 19 62 .306 404 938 .431 249 302 .825 142 157 299 237 191 262 1114
1969-70 23 LAS ABA PG 52 1118 169 475 .356 16 44 .364 153 431 .355 92 114 .807 39 99 138 114 84 145 446
1970-71 24 UTS ABA PG 65 1902 351 836 .420 7 20 .350 344 816 .422 196 244 .803 92 170 262 225 140 207 905
1971-72 25 UTS ABA PG 52 1136 185 412 .449 5 15 .333 180 397 .453 92 109 .844 48 75 123 155 88 150 467
1972-73 26 MMT ABA PG 22 420 34 103 .330 4 11 .364 30 92 .326 28 35 .800 9 29 38 82 35 61 100
Career ABA 262 6890 1162 2826 .411 51 152 .336 1111 2674 .415 657 804 .817 330 530 860 813 538 825 3032
4 seasons LAS,UTS ABA 240 6470 1128 2723 .414 47 141 .333 1081 2582 .419 629 769 .818 321 501 822 731 503 764 2932
1 season MMT ABA 22 420 34 103 .330 4 11 .364 30 92 .326 28 35 .800 9 29 38 82 35 61 100

Per Game

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1968-69 ★ 22 LAS ABA PG 71 32.6 6.0 14.1 .423 0.3 0.9 .306 5.7 13.2 .431 3.5 4.3 .825 2.0 2.2 4.2 3.3 2.7 3.7 15.7
1969-70 23 LAS ABA PG 52 21.5 3.3 9.1 .356 0.3 0.8 .364 2.9 8.3 .355 1.8 2.2 .807 0.8 1.9 2.7 2.2 1.6 2.8 8.6
1970-71 24 UTS ABA PG 65 29.3 5.4 12.9 .420 0.1 0.3 .350 5.3 12.6 .422 3.0 3.8 .803 1.4 2.6 4.0 3.5 2.2 3.2 13.9
1971-72 25 UTS ABA PG 52 21.8 3.6 7.9 .449 0.1 0.3 .333 3.5 7.6 .453 1.8 2.1 .844 0.9 1.4 2.4 3.0 1.7 2.9 9.0
1972-73 26 MMT ABA PG 22 19.1 1.5 4.7 .330 0.2 0.5 .364 1.4 4.2 .326 1.3 1.6 .800 0.4 1.3 1.7 3.7 1.6 2.8 4.5
Career ABA 262 26.3 4.4 10.8 .411 0.2 0.6 .336 4.2 10.2 .415 2.5 3.1 .817 1.3 2.0 3.3 3.1 2.1 3.1 11.6
4 seasons LAS,UTS ABA 240 27.0 4.7 11.3 .414 0.2 0.6 .333 4.5 10.8 .419 2.6 3.2 .818 1.3 2.1 3.4 3.0 2.1 3.2 12.2
1 season MMT ABA 22 19.1 1.5 4.7 .330 0.2 0.5 .364 1.4 4.2 .326 1.3 1.6 .800 0.4 1.3 1.7 3.7 1.6 2.8 4.5

Per 36 Minutes

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1968-69 ★ 22 LAS ABA PG 71 2314 6.6 15.6 .423 0.3 1.0 .306 6.3 14.6 .431 3.9 4.7 .825 2.2 2.4 4.7 3.7 3.0 4.1 17.3
1969-70 23 LAS ABA PG 52 1118 5.4 15.3 .356 0.5 1.4 .364 4.9 13.9 .355 3.0 3.7 .807 1.3 3.2 4.4 3.7 2.7 4.7 14.4
1970-71 24 UTS ABA PG 65 1902 6.6 15.8 .420 0.1 0.4 .350 6.5 15.4 .422 3.7 4.6 .803 1.7 3.2 5.0 4.3 2.6 3.9 17.1
1971-72 25 UTS ABA PG 52 1136 5.9 13.1 .449 0.2 0.5 .333 5.7 12.6 .453 2.9 3.5 .844 1.5 2.4 3.9 4.9 2.8 4.8 14.8
1972-73 26 MMT ABA PG 22 420 2.9 8.8 .330 0.3 0.9 .364 2.6 7.9 .326 2.4 3.0 .800 0.8 2.5 3.3 7.0 3.0 5.2 8.6
Career ABA 262 6890 6.1 14.8 .411 0.3 0.8 .336 5.8 14.0 .415 3.4 4.2 .817 1.7 2.8 4.5 4.2 2.8 4.3 15.8
4 seasons LAS,UTS ABA 240 6470 6.3 15.2 .414 0.3 0.8 .333 6.0 14.4 .419 3.5 4.3 .818 1.8 2.8 4.6 4.1 2.8 4.3 16.3
1 season MMT ABA 22 420 2.9 8.8 .330 0.3 0.9 .364 2.6 7.9 .326 2.4 3.0 .800 0.8 2.5 3.3 7.0 3.0 5.2 8.6

Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1968-69 ★ 22 LAS ABA PG 71 2314 .423 .306 14.6 .431 .825
1969-70 23 LAS ABA PG 52 1118 .356 .364 13.9 .355 .807
1970-71 24 UTS ABA PG 65 1902 .420 .350 15.4 .422 .803
1971-72 25 UTS ABA PG 52 1136 .449 .333 12.6 .453 .844
1972-73 26 MMT ABA PG 22 420 .330 .364 7.9 .326 .800
Career ABA 262 6890 .411 .336 .415 .817
4 seasons LAS,UTS ABA 240 6470 .414 .333 .419 .818
1 season MMT ABA 22 420 .330 .364 .326 .800

Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1968-69 ★ 22 LAS ABA PG 71 2314 13.6 .492 .433 .302 .062 5.9 15.5 14.4 21.0 1.8 1.3 3.1 .064
1969-70 23 LAS ABA PG 52 1118 8.2 .425 .373 .240 .093 5.4 14.1 13.8 20.1 -1.1 0.9 -0.2 -0.009
1970-71 24 UTS ABA PG 65 1902 13.1 .480 .424 .292 .024 5.9 15.8 12.9 20.9 0.4 2.7 3.1 .079
1971-72 25 UTS ABA PG 52 1136 11.7 .508 .455 .265 .036 4.0 5.7 4.9 18.0 16.1 18.6 0.8 1.0 1.8 .075
1972-73 26 MMT ABA PG 22 420 6.0 .422 .350 .340 .107 2.0 6.9 4.4 24.1 22.8 14.1 -0.4 0.2 -0.2 -0.027
Career ABA 262 6890 11.8 .477 .420 .285 .054 3.5 6.0 5.6 16.3 14.5 20.0 1.5 6.0 7.5 .052
4 seasons LAS,UTS ABA 240 6470 12.2 .479 .423 .282 .052 4.0 5.7 5.6 15.8 14.1 20.4 1.9 5.9 7.8 .058
1 season MMT ABA 22 420 6.0 .422 .350 .340 .107 2.0 6.9 4.4 24.1 22.8 14.1 -0.4 0.2 -0.2 -0.027

Playoffs Totals

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1969-70 23 LAS ABA PG 17 526 102 229 .445 9 22 .409 93 207 .449 39 48 .813 74 53 26 57 252
1970-71 ❍ 24 UTS ABA PG 18 598 114 237 .481 3 8 .375 111 229 .485 43 54 .796 26 53 79 109 42 47 274
1971-72 25 UTS ABA PG 11 267 34 77 .442 0 0 34 77 .442 15 18 .833 26 26 16 40 83
Career ABA 46 1391 250 543 .460 12 30 .400 238 513 .464 97 120 .808 26 53 179 188 84 144 609
3 seasons LAS,UTS ABA 46 1391 250 543 .460 12 30 .400 238 513 .464 97 120 .808 26 53 179 188 84 144 609

Playoffs Per Game

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1969-70 23 LAS ABA PG 17 30.9 6.0 13.5 .445 0.5 1.3 .409 5.5 12.2 .449 2.3 2.8 .813 4.4 3.1 1.5 3.4 14.8
1970-71 ❍ 24 UTS ABA PG 18 33.2 6.3 13.2 .481 0.2 0.4 .375 6.2 12.7 .485 2.4 3.0 .796 1.4 2.9 4.4 6.1 2.3 2.6 15.2
1971-72 25 UTS ABA PG 11 24.3 3.1 7.0 .442 0.0 0.0 3.1 7.0 .442 1.4 1.6 .833 2.4 2.4 1.5 3.6 7.5
Career ABA 46 30.2 5.4 11.8 .460 0.3 0.7 .400 5.2 11.2 .464 2.1 2.6 .808 1.4 2.9 3.9 4.1 1.8 3.1 13.2
3 seasons LAS,UTS ABA 46 30.2 5.4 11.8 .460 0.3 0.7 .400 5.2 11.2 .464 2.1 2.6 .808 1.4 2.9 3.9 4.1 1.8 3.1 13.2

Playoffs Per 36 Minutes

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1969-70 23 LAS ABA PG 17 526 7.0 15.7 .445 0.6 1.5 .409 6.4 14.2 .449 2.7 3.3 .813 5.1 3.6 1.8 3.9 17.2
1970-71 ❍ 24 UTS ABA PG 18 598 6.9 14.3 .481 0.2 0.5 .375 6.7 13.8 .485 2.6 3.3 .796 1.6 3.2 4.8 6.6 2.5 2.8 16.5
1971-72 25 UTS ABA PG 11 267 4.6 10.4 .442 0.0 0.0 4.6 10.4 .442 2.0 2.4 .833 3.5 3.5 2.2 5.4 11.2
Career ABA 46 1391 6.5 14.1 .460 0.3 0.8 .400 6.2 13.3 .464 2.5 3.1 .808 1.6 3.2 4.6 4.9 2.2 3.7 15.8
3 seasons LAS,UTS ABA 46 1391 6.5 14.1 .460 0.3 0.8 .400 6.2 13.3 .464 2.5 3.1 .808 1.6 3.2 4.6 4.9 2.2 3.7 15.8

Playoffs Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1969-70 23 LAS ABA PG 17 526 .445 .409 14.2 .449 .813
1970-71 ❍ 24 UTS ABA PG 18 598 .481 .375 13.8 .485 .796
1971-72 25 UTS ABA PG 11 267 .442 10.4 .442 .833
Career ABA 46 1391 .460 .400 .464 .808
3 seasons LAS,UTS ABA 46 1391 .460 .400 .464 .808

Playoffs Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1969-70 23 LAS ABA PG 17 526 13.3 .504 .465 .210 .096 5.8 13.4 9.4 19.1 0.4 0.5 0.8 .076
1970-71 ❍ 24 UTS ABA PG 18 598 16.7 .525 .487 .228 .034 23.3 13.9 0.8 0.6 1.4 .115
1971-72 25 UTS ABA PG 11 267 7.6 .489 .442 .234 .000 4.7 12.7 15.9 15.9 0.0 0.1 0.1 .018
Career ABA 46 1391 13.7 .511 .471 .221 .055 5.4 17.5 12.4 18.0 1.2 1.2 2.4 .082
3 seasons LAS,UTS ABA 46 1391 13.7 .511 .471 .221 .055 5.4 17.5 12.4 18.0 1.2 1.2 2.4 .082

All-Star Games

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1968-69 22 LAS ABA PG 1 11:00 1 3 .333 0 0 1 1 1.000 1 2 1 0 1 3
Career ABA 1 11 1 3 .333 0 0 1 1 1.000 1 2 1 0 1 3

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 5 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5
Mervin Jackson 3.1 3.1 1.8 -0.2 -0.2
Chris Whitney 85.3 3.2 2.7 1.3 -0.2 -0.3
Bob Weiss 85.2 3.6 2.9 1.7 0.1 0.0
George Karl 84.9 3.4 3.3 1.3 0.0 -0.2
Mike Dunleavy 83.9 3.4 3.0 1.4 0.2 0.1
Mike McGee 83.9 3.0 2.8 1.9 0.2 0.2
Mike Butler 82.5 3.1 2.3 1.6 0.1
Shammond Williams 81.3 3.1 2.9 1.2 0.2 0.0
Terry Furlow 81.2 3.3 2.8 1.1 0.0
Dick Farley 80.8 3.0 2.8 2.5
Freddie Crawford 78.5 2.7 2.2 1.6 -0.2 -0.3
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5
Mervin Jackson 3.1 3.1 1.8 -0.2 -0.2
George Karl 84.9 3.4 3.3 1.3 0.0 -0.2
Mike Butler 82.5 3.1 2.3 1.6 0.1
Terry Furlow 81.2 3.3 2.8 1.1 0.0
Dick Farley 80.8 3.0 2.8 2.5
Freddie Crawford 78.5 2.7 2.2 1.6 -0.2 -0.3
Dennis Hopson 76.4 3.1 2.1 1.7 0.5 -0.3
Ken Charles 75.7 3.3 3.0 2.3 0.6 0.6
Curly Armstrong 75.2 3.5 3.1 0.6
Casey Jacobsen 75.1 2.7 2.6 1.2 -0.3
Gary Neal 72.9 3.5 2.5 1.9 1.0

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

All-Star Games
1969 ABA

Championships
(Minimum 1 playoff game)
1971 Utah Stars (ABA)

Games
Career ABA 262 (98)

Minutes Played
Career ABA 6890 (92)

Field Goals
Career ABA 1162 (100)

Field Goal Attempts
Career ABA 2826 (92)

3-Pt Field Goals
Career ABA 51 (53)

3-Pt Field Goal Attempts
Career ABA 152 (61)

Free Throws
Career ABA 657 (89)

Free Throw Attempts
Career ABA 804 (97)

Assists
Career ABA 813 (70)

Turnovers
Career ABA 538 (92)

Personal Fouls
Career ABA 825 (82)

Points
Career ABA 3032 (100)

Free Throw Pct
1968-69 ABA .825 (8)
Career ABA .817 (24)

True Shooting Pct
Career ABA .477 (98)

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