LSU To Retire Hoops Jersey Of Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf

Chris Jackson #35 of the Louisiana State University Tigers shoots in 1989. (Photo by Getty Images)

The LSU Tigers will retire the jersey of Chris Jackson this fall.

Jackson, now named Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, used his shooting prowess to become a two-time All-American at LSU in 1989 and 1990.

Abdul-Rauf will be the fifth Tiger hoop star in school history to receive the honor.

The #35 jersey will now commemorate the player who holds the school single-season mark for highest free throw percentage at 91%.

“Mahmoud is one of the greatest players in college basketball history, and he is one of the nicest young men I have coached in my 44-year career," said Dale Brown, former LSU Tiger basketball coach, to LSUsports.net. "He won accolades throughout the country while being inflicted with Tourette Syndrome, a truly remarkable accomplishment. He now becomes only the fifth LSU basketball player to have his jersey retired. Wow, what a group! (Bob) Pettit, (Pete) Maravich, (Rudy) Macklin, (Shaquille) O'Neal and now Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf.”

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