54  Jessica Jackson
Jessica Jackson


Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
Craigmont HS

Last College:
Univ. of Florida




Career: Averaged 4.6 points and 3.7 rebounds in 39 career games for the Tigers...Finished with 47 career blocked shots and was a 76.1 percent free-throw shooter in her time in a Tiger uniform.

2008-09: Averaged 2.0 points and 2.6 rebounds per game while playing in 16 of Memphis' 30 games...Scored a season-high seven points two different times this season (at Belmont, at Houston)...Had a block in six straight games to open the season, including four blocks in the win over Wichita State...Was also 12-for-14 from the free-throw line in her senior campaign.

2007-08 (Junior): Played in 23 of Memphis' 30 games after sitting out the fall semester per NCAA transfer rules...Averaged 6.4 points and 4.5 rebounds per game and led team with 32 blocked shots on the season...Ranked 98th in the NCAA in blocked shots per game with 1.4/game...Scored double-digit points six times, including three of the first six games she was eligible to play...Scored 18 points on 7-for-19 shooting in a win at East Carolina, Memphis' first-ever win in Greenville...Was a perfect 4-for-4 from the free-throw line in that game and connected on nine straight free-throws to end the season, a streak she will build on beginning next year...Had five blocked shots against Toledo in a game played at FedExForum, then added another five blocks in a game at UAB...Had double-digit rebounds twice in 23 games, finishing with her first career double-double of 15 points and 12 rebounds in the overtime loss to UAPB...Had another double-double one game later, finishing with 19 points and 12 rebounds in the overtime loss to Toledo...Fell just short of a third double-double at ECU, finishing with 18 points and nine rebounds...Shot 37.6 percent from the floor and 71.9 percent from the free-throw line...Also added 11 assists and 18 steals on the season.

2006-07 (Sophomore): Averaged 4.2 points and 3.1 rebounds per game in one semester at Florida...Also added 12 blocked shots, which ranked second on the team at the time of her transfer to the University of Memphis.

2005-06 (Freshman): Played behind two senior post players as a freshman at Florida, playing in 19 games and averaging 1.3 points and 0.9 rebounds per game...Earned SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll honors.

Prep: Played for two years at Craigmont High School in Memphis after playing basketball at Ridgeway High School her freshman and sophomore seasons...Was a 2005 Associated Press Tennessee All-State first team member and was rated No. 38 in Blue Star's listing of the Top 100 seniors in 2004-05...Was a three-time TSSAA All-Tournament team award winner and was a member of the winning team in the 2005 Adidas Senior All-Star game...A USA Today honorable mention player in 2003 and 2004, she also earned kudos from Street & Smith in 2002 and 2003...Jackson set a school single season record for blocked shots in three different seasons (2002, 2004, 2005) and helped the Lady Chiefs to a 34-4 record and the TSSAA Class AAA state championship game as a junior...Also played AAU basketball with fellow Craigmont product, LaToya Bullard playing for the Memphis Showboats, a team coached by David Bullard that captured the 2002 Adidas 17-and-under title at the Deep South Classic...Also played volleyball at Ridgeway, helping the team to the 2001 and 2002 regional and district titles.

Personal: Daughter of Sharon Jackson and Larry Jackson, Sr....Has two brothers, Larry Jr., and Nakia Coleman and one sister Latoria Jackson...Born May 25, 1987...Majoring in communications/broadcasting.

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