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Player profile

(Updated July 2022)
Memphis, Tenn.
high school
Christian Brothers Academy


“Chandler is a great player than can score from all three levels.  He is strong and can finish through contact.  He’s very coachable and full of personality with a very high basketball IQ,” said Christian Brothers Academy Head Coach Bubba Lockett. 


PTS: 2 vs. Siena (11-24-22), vs. Purdue (11-30-22)
REBS: 3 vs. Mercer (11-27-22)
STLS: 1 vs. Siena (11-24-22), vs. Nebraska (11-27-22)


I wear 0 at Florida State because it’s a tough looking number, and one of my favorite players, Russell Westbrook, wears 0. 

Chandler Jackson is the fourth player in school history to wear the number 0 – Pierre Jordan (2009-11), Phil Cofer (2016-19), and RayQuan Evans (2020-22).  Cofer is the highest scoring Seminole to wear the No. 0 as he totaled 977 career points (7.3 ppg) during his 133-game career.   He was a member of three NCAA Tournament teams including the Seminoles Elite 8 team in 2018. 


My full name is Chandler Matthew Joseph Jackson.  My mom and my grandmother named me after the character Chandler from the hit television show, Friends.  My two middle names come from biblical figures because my grandfather is a pastor, and every member of my family has names from the Bible. 


My hometown of Memphis, Tenn., is a very loving city.  It’s great because most of my family and friends are from Memphis.  It’s a city that has its own swagger to it.  


Mr. Basketball in the state of Tennessee (DII-AA) in 2022 as a senior and a finalist for the Mr. Basketball Award (DII-AA) in the state of Tennessee in 2021 as a junior…his size and length make him a perfect fit for Florida State’s offensive and defensive schemes…his biggest asset is his basketball IQ…plays well in traffic as his size gives him the ability to utilize his strength…best when scoring off of the dribble with an incredible ability to catch and shoot…sees the floor well and has innate abilities as both a distributer and a scorer…also utilizes his strength as a strong defender and rebounder…an incredible ability to switch and defend multiple positions because of his size and strength…loves attacking the rim…often times compared to former Seminole and current NBA star Terance Mann…a slashing scorer…very unselfish as a player and as a person…ranked as the 16th best combo guard in the nation by 247Sports…ranked as the No. 25 complete guard in the nation by USAToday Sports…the No. 45 ranked player in the nation and the No. 2 ranked player in the state of Tennessee by HoopSeen


Totaled 1 point in 2 minutes of playing time in his Florida State debut against Florida at the Donald L. Tucker Center (Nov. 18)…totaled 2 points with 2 rebounds and 1 steal in Florida State’s game against No. 5 Purdue in the ACC / Big Ten Challenge at the Donald L. Tucker Center (Nov. 30)…


Averaged 3.3 points (10 total points), 3.0 rebounds (9 total rebounds) and 1.0 assist (3 total assists) in Florida State’s three-game tour of Canada during August of 2022…a starter with one rebound and two assists in 15 minutes played in Florida State’s 86-66 win over the University of Ottawa in the first game of the Seminoles’ three-game trip to Canada during the summer of 2022…totaled four points and four rebounds with one assist in 21 minutes of play in Florida State’s 98-64 win over Carleton University in the second game in the Seminoles’ Canadian Tour…totaled 6 points on a perfect 3 of 3 shooting from the field in 15 minutes of play in the Seminole’s’ 90-74 win over McGill in game three of their Canadian Tour…also totaled 4 rebounds as Florida State as Florida State improved to 3-0 in their final game north of the border.


Graduated from Christian Brothers High School in 2022…named Mr. Basketball in DII-AA in the state of Tennessee as a senior…the runner-up for the Mr. Basketball Award in DII-AA as a junior…led Christian Brothers to a 49-1 record (.980 winning percentage) in his junior and senior seasons…the Purple Wave were a perfect 28-0 in winning the state championship in 2022 and a near perfect 21-1 in finishing as the state runners-up in 2021..averaged 18.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game in leading Christian Brothers to the first state championship for the school since 1987…earned All-Metro First Team honors from the Memphis Commercial Appeal as a senior…totaled 20 points, 10 rebounds and five assists to lead  Christian Brothers to a 79-72 win over Knoxville Classic in the DII-AA State Championship game…scored 18 points, in leading Christian Brothers to a 58-52 win over Lipscomb Academy in the DII-AA Semifinals…led Christian Brothers to a perfect 28-0 record as a senior…Christian Brothers was ranked No. 1 the state of Tennessee and No. 15 nationally by MaxPreps…led Christian Brothers to an undefeated regular season and an appearance in the semifinals of the state championship tournament as a junior…averaged 17.5 points, 5.1 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game and was named as a finalist for the DII-AA Mr. Basketball Award…Major is media/Communication Studies.


Born February 9, 2004…Chandler is the son of Norrisha Harden and David Jackson…the oldest of three, Oliver (a brother) and Carsyn (a sister)…began playing basketball when he was six years old…his dad, David, played four seasons at Western Illinois where he was a four-year starter…led the Leathernecks in scoring in three consecutive seasons…enjoyed a 13-year professional career in France, Italy and Poland…played for Team Thad on the AAU circuit…Jackson’s two finalists for his college basketball home were Florida State and Tennessee…received offers from Alabama, Auburn, Kansas, Memphis, Missouri, Ole Miss, TCU, Vanderbilt and Virginia Tech…major is Media/Communication Studies.