First All-Conference picks for SIU since 2008
Salukis will honor Jackson and the rest of the senior class before Saturday's game versus Illinois State.
Desmar Jackson had 19 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and three blocked shots to lead SIU.
Jackson scored career-high 31 points and added six assists and four steals.
*MVC All-Defense Team
The first player in school history to lead the team in points, rebounds, assists, steals and free throws...Ranked 2nd in the MVC in scoring (18.6 ppg)...Ranked 14th in the nation in steals (2.42 spg)...Recorded 1,080 points in two seasons at SIU and 1,884 career points in his college career...Finished third in career scoring at SIU among two-year players...Scored 20+ points 11 times...Hit the game-winning shot to beat Northern Iowa with 5.8 seconds on Jan. 14...Scored double figures in every game except the season finale.
*Honorable Mention All-MVC
*MVC All-Newcomer Team
Ranked sixth in the MVC in scoring (15.1 ppg), 13th in rebounding (5.4 rpg) and fourth in steals (1.9 spg)...His 58 steals were the ninth most in a season in school history...Recorded three-straight 20-point games -- the first Saluki player to do so since Kent Williams in 2001...A two-time winner of MVC Newcomer of the Week honors (Dec. 3, March 4)...Made the game-winning 3-pointer with 12 seconds left to beat Fresno State...Named to the All-Tournament team at the World Vision Challenge in Utah, where he averaged 22.7 points, 7.3 rebounds...Scored double figures all but six games...Had two double-doubles.
Sat out the season after transferring from Wyoming.
University of Wyoming (2010-11)
Scored 804 points in two seasons...Led the team in scoring as a sophomore in 2011 with 14.6 points per game...Ranked fifth in the Mountain West Conference in scoring and 13th in rebounding...In a game against nationally ranked BYU, Jackson had a season-high 23 points...Led the team in scoring 14 times and scored in double figures in 25 of 30 games...In 2010, he averaged 11.8 points and was named to the CollegeInsider.com Freshman All-America Team.
Warren G. Harding High School
Averaged 20.0 points as a senior, 16.0 points as a junior and 24.0 points as a sophomore...Led Warren G. Harding to a 46-5 record in two seasons...Was a finalist for the Ohio Player of the Year Award his senior year...Played in the North-South All-Star game.
Born Aug. 9, 1990...Son of Valerie Jackson and Omar Provitt...Is second-youngest of five brothers and two sisters...Majoring in University Studies.
|Thursday, Mar 5|
|Men's Basketball||St. Louis, Mo.||6:05 PM||Free Audio|
|Friday, Mar 6|
|Men's Basketball||St. Louis, Mo.||12:00 PM||Free Audio|
|Saturday, Mar 7|
|Men's Basketball||St. Louis, Mo.||TBA||Free Audio|
|Sunday, Mar 8|
|Men's Basketball||St. Louis, Mo.||1:00 PM||Free Audio|