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Jackie Manuel
Erie BayHawks
Shooting guard
Born March 29, 1983 (1983-03-29) (age 26)
West Palm Beach, Florida
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
League NBA Development League
High school Cardinal Newman
College North Carolina
Draft Undrafted, 2005
Pro career 2005–present
Former teams Los Angeles D-Fenders (2006–2007)
Boston Celtics (2007)
Iowa Energy (2007–2008)

Jackie Kameron Manuel (born March 29, 1983 in West Palm Beach, Florida) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the NBA Development League's Erie BayHawks. He is a former player for the Boston Celtics of the NBA.


NCAA career

He gained notoriety as a defensive specialist for the North Carolina Tar Heels from 2001-2005. He started 85 out of 126 games for the Tar Heels. Manuel was also a tri-captain of UNC's 2005 National Championship team.


After not being selected in the 2005 NBA Draft, Manuel was selected by the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League expansion draft.[1] In 2005 he was injured most of the D-League season; he was signed by the Fayetteville Patriots but did not play one game due to injury. In 2006 he was selected by the NBDL representative of the Los Angeles Lakers.

NBA career

On August 1, 2007, the Boston Celtics signed Jackie Manuel to a non-guaranteed one-year contract.[2] On October 25, however, Manuel was waived by the team.[3]

Return to the NBA D-League

On Sept. 24, 2008, Manuel would be selected as the expansion Erie BayHawks' second overall pick in the 2008 NBA D-League Expansion Draft.[4]

Death of Brother

On November 28, 2007, Manuel's brother, Donta, a thirteen-year veteran of the Palm Beach County Sherrif's Office, was killed while he was removing stop sticks from a roadway during a police chase. A pursued stolen car had passed by and while Deputy Manuel was removing the stop sticks, a patrol car in pursuit of the stolen car hit Deputy Manuel and his partner, Deputy Jonathan Wallace, killing both.[5]


  • He was married in August 2005 to Ronda Jae Manuel.
  • Manuel won two state championships at Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach, Florida.


  • All-ACC Defensive Team: 2003-2004, 2004-2005.


  1. ^
  2. ^ Celtics add two - Celtics Blog -
  3. ^ Gary Dzen, C's waive Jones, Manuel, The Boston Globe
  4. ^
  5. ^ Officer Down: Deputy Sheriff Donta Manuel - Law Enforcement News

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