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Thunder’s Reggie Jackson scores 23 points in a single Summer League quarter (VIDEO)

Jul 9, 2013, 10:29 PM EDT

We make sure to qualify all accomplishments by players at this time of year with stating the simple fact that “hey, it’s just Summer League.”

But anytime a player does what the Thunder’s Reggie Jackson did in a game played at the professional level, it’s seriously fun to watch, no matter the competition it came against.

We’ll let Royce Young of Daily Thunder take it from here:

Reggie Jackson entered the fourth quarter Tuesday against the Pistons with 12 points. He finished with 35, an Orlando Summer League record. And the Thunder won whatever to whatever to improve to 3-0 so far this week.

He scored or assisted on 26 of OKC’s final 28 points. He went 7-7 in the fourth for 23 points and an assist. At one point he scored 18 straight. And here’s the best part of it: He did most of his damage with the jumper. That’s been the top thing holding him back from really exploding as an offensive player.

Check out the clip above of Jackson’s stellar fourth quarter, and forget for a moment about the fact that it’s just Summer League — relax and enjoy the show.

  1. asimonetti88 - Jul 9, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    He seems like a potential breakout player next season, very nice pick by the Thunder.

    • asimonetti88 - Jul 9, 2013 at 10:45 PM

      This makes it sound like they just took him… it was a nice pick to get this guy as late as they did a couple years ago. He is starting to grow as a player.

  2. saint1997 - Jul 9, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    I don’t get why people bagged him out for his performance in the playoffs. Seriously if you don’t compare him to Westbrook he was absolutely phenomenal

  3. twreck13 - Jul 9, 2013 at 10:52 PM

    This just puts into perspective that Kelly olnyk, MCW, and mason plumlee’s performances are all meaningless

  4. Vir Publius - Jul 9, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    This kid isn’t James Harden. He probably won’t ever be James Harden. But if he is the Thunder’s sixth man this year, then he’ll be EXACTLY what the team needs…an affordable, productive third scoring option behind Durant and Westbrook.

    Letting go of Martin’s spot up shooting and shoddy defense doesn’t look so bad for the young kings of the West.

    • steamedcrabs - Jul 9, 2013 at 11:53 PM

      Don’t forget about Jeremy Lamb. He’s looked good this summer too. He’ll probably get some of Martin’s minutes too.

  5. stayhigh_247 - Jul 10, 2013 at 12:05 AM

    was that Kendall Gill calling the summer league game?

    • unxpexted1 - Jul 10, 2013 at 9:42 AM

      yea it was

  6. gogatorsjohn - Jul 10, 2013 at 12:32 AM

    Didn’t he get shut down by Oladipo?

    • unxpexted1 - Jul 10, 2013 at 9:43 AM

      dude Oladipo is a defensive pest. I would had to know i’m getting guarded by that dude.

      • unxpexted1 - Jul 10, 2013 at 9:44 AM

        hate*

  7. savvybynature - Jul 10, 2013 at 12:46 AM

    That might have been the worst PnR defense I’ve ever seen at an above grade-school level of basketball.
    Good on Jackson for making those shots, but the defense has to adjust there and get the ball out of his hands. WTH was that?

  8. meast2144 - Jul 10, 2013 at 2:42 AM

    Man these stupid looking Tshirts look horrible. I feel like im watching a jr high game WTF…other than that this kid can provide consistent scoring off the bench. till waiting for jeremy lamb to make an impact tho for this team to make a splash in the west

  9. phillylawhopeful - Jul 10, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    I’m a BC grad and Reggie was electric, at times, to watch in person. If he’s more of a 2 than a 1, he could be solid, although undersized, off the bench. He hasn’t really improved his court vision from college and he’s still a below-average passer as a result.

    He’s a quick slasher and decent on-the-ball defender. He’s a bad 3 point shooter (shoots under 25%) at the NBA level, regardless of the video, due to a slow shot and a tendency to jack up 3s toward the end of the clock (big offender of this in college, too).

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