Jamie Jackson Signs Basketball Letter Of Intent with Northeastern State

Apr 25th, 2013 | By admin | Category: Sports

BY LEE “CAT” McLANE

Editor/Publisher

Pictured from left, front row: Ja’Sean Jackson (brother), Kimberly Larkin (mother), Jamie Jackson, Ida Jackson (grandmother) Tansha Jackson (sister). Back row, from left: Asst. Coach Janet Allen, Lillian Myles (aunt), Coach Greg Richey, Clarence Tucker (uncle) and Eisha Jackson (cousin).				   (Photo by Lee “Cat” McLane)

Pictured from left, front row: Ja’Sean Jackson (brother), Kimberly Larkin (mother), Jamie Jackson, Ida Jackson (grandmother) Tansha Jackson (sister). Back row, from left: Asst. Coach Janet Allen, Lillian Myles (aunt), Coach Greg Richey, Clarence Tucker (uncle) and Eisha Jackson (cousin). (Photo by Lee “Cat” McLane)

Jamie Jackson signed with Northeastern State in Oklahoma,  Wednesday, April 17th, with her family, friends and teammates on hand to share in her accomplishment. Jackson will have a 4-year scholarship to play basketball for the Riverhawks.

Coach Richey stated that Northeastern was getting a good player who gave much credit to her teammates. He added that Jackson was going to a good University that has been to the Sweet Sixteen two years ago and her coach, Coach Gipson, has over 500 wins in his career so far.

Jamie averaged 20.3 pts, 3.3 stls, 4.2 assts, and 6.3 rebounds her Senior year and accumulated 1630 points in her high school career for the Lady Badgers. Jamie has been selected to play in the AHSAA All Star game on June 20,2013 on the UCA campus. She was also selected as the player of the year in the 5A East Conference her Junior and Senior year,she was selected to the All Conference and All State tournament team her Junior and Senior year and to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette 3rd team this year.  The Lady Badgers had a combined 44-15 record over the past two seasons with a combined 22-5 conference record for past two years.  The Lady Badgers were also the 5A East Conference champions this year.  Also, during the past two seasons they have finished as the 5th ranked team in the state and this year finished as the 3rd ranked team in the Democrat-Gazette.

Congratulations Jamie!