Tony Jackson, two-time All-American, dies at 62

Updated: November 1, 2005, 3:16 PM ET
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Former St. John's standout Tony Jackson passed away on Friday after several months of illness, the school reported. Jackson was 65.

Jackson, a native of Brooklyn, starred for St. John's under the late Joe Lapchick, lettering three times from 1958-59 to 1960-61.

"There is no doubt that Tony is one of the greatest basketball players to ever play at St. John's University," said Lou Carnesecca, the former St. John's legendary head coach. "Besides his qualities as a basketball player, he was ...

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