Very, very few players in the NEC have Tournament experience that doesn't involve a high teen seed. A.J. Jackson does - he was the guy who came off the bench when Zakee Wadood had too many fouls, back in East Tennessee State's recent SoCon glory days. But that gets tiring. Jackson sat out a year and transferred back
to his native Pittsburgh region.
Good move - the 6-6, 230-lb. forward is the Colonials' leading scorer (16.4 ppg) and posted the game of his life against the Q yesterday: it was his 13th double-double in a RMU uni, he came within 1.5 of what will be forever termed a "Half Kobe," and his 75% shooting percentage was his best since an 8-of-9 in the infamous Medaille game
. Monessen, Pa. represent!
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