Matt Slocum / AP
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 | 8:10 p.m.
The short player looked down the long road of his basketball career and agreed it has been a strange one.
"Tell me about it," said Pierre Jackson, a 5-foot-10 point guard who is trying to land a spot with the 76ers, a team that is a little short on point guards, too. "I never doubted myself. Never. I've been confident the whole time."
That confidence came in handy as Jackson, a Desert Pines High grad, took a journey that has gone like this: Las Vegas; Twin Falls, Idaho; Waco, Texas; Philadelphia (very briefly); New Orleans; Villeurbanne, France; Boise, Idaho; Istanbul, Turkey; Philadelphia; and, on Thursday, back to Las Vegas with the Sixers' summer league team.
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