Jerry Darnell Stackhouse (born November 5, 1974 in Kinston, North Carolina) is an American professional basketball player who plays both shooting guard and small forward for the Milwaukee Bucks.
Stackhouse was a premier player from the time he was a sophomore in high school. He was the state player of the year for North Carolina in 1991-1992, leading Kinston (N.C) High School to the state finals. His senior year, he played for Oak Hill Academy with future college teammate Jeff McInnis, leading them to an undefeated season. He was a two-time first team Parade All-America selection, and was the MVP of the McDonald's Game. At the 1992 Nike Camp, was considered along with Rasheed Wallace to be the top player at the camp.
Stackhouse attended the University of North Carolina, where he was a teammate of fellow future NBAer Rasheed Wallace. Stackhouse declared his eligibility for the 1995 NBA Draft following his sophomore season with the Tar Heels. He was selected in the first round of the 1995 NBA Draft with the third pick by the Philadelphia 76ers. At one time he was called the "Next Jordan" since both players played at North Carolina, both players went #3 in the draft, both were listed at the same height -- 6' 6" -- and looked similar in appearance and game, and both had a taller power forward from UNC drafted immediately after them in the #4 spot (in Jordan's case, it was Sam Perkins, and in Stackhouse's case, the player was Rasheed Wallace.)