|Date of birth||January 11, 1976|
|Place of birth||Queens, New York|
|Date of death||February 20, 2011 (age 35)|
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in|
|Listed weight||375 lbs|
|2002-2011||AND1 Mixtape Tour|
|Career highlights and awards|
Troy Jackson (January 11, 1976 - February 20, 2011) was an American streetball basketball player. He participates in the AND1 Mixtape Tour under the name Escalade. Jackson, who plays the center position, is listed at 6'10" and 375 pounds.
Troy Jackson weighed close to 500 pounds as a senior in high school, but his performances at Rucker Park caught the attention of Bill Hughley, coach of Wallace Community College in Selma, Alabama. Jackson enrolled at Wallace, and even though he continued to play at 500 pounds (or more), he received all-region honors as a sophomore. "People wonder how I played at 500-plus pounds. But to me it felt natural," he later said. Jackson's accomplishments in community college led to a scholarship offer from the University of Louisville, but the school demanded that he lose weight. Jackson complied, and by his senior year at Louisville, he had slimmed down to about 363 pounds after adhering to a strict diet.
Jackson only played twenty games for Louisville over two years, averaging 3.0 points per game and 1.6 rebounds per game in a reserve role. However, he has become well-known to basketball fans through the AND1 Mixtape Tour, a travelling streetball exhibition which he joined in 2002. With the AND1 tour, Jackson uses the stage name Escalade, a reference to the Cadillac SUV. His teammate Antwan "8th Wonder" Scott told the Herald Sun, "He's a big guy, but he can entertain and he can seriously play." Jackson has appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated and has been described as a "streetball legend" by the magazine Jet.
He is the younger brother of former NBA player and current TNT analyst, Mark "Action" Jackson.
Off the basketball court, Jackson works as an advocate for STD prevention.