Men's Basketball

Marcus Jackson
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Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Peoria, Ill.

High School:
Richwoods

Last College:
South Plains JC

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 240

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
03/23/1982

Marcus Jackson

At South Plains JC: Played two seasons at South Plains Junior College ... Named a JUCO All-American in 2002-03 ... Started 34 of his team's 35 games in '02-03 and helped the squad to a 31-4 record that included a No. 6 national ranking among the nation's junior colleges ... Helped his team to a berth in the NJCAA National Tournament ... Averaged 7.8 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocked shots per game ... Recorded a team-best 55 blocked shots ... Shot 62.1 percent from the floor and was named Region V MVP and tabbed as conference MVP ... Played for Steve Green while at South Plains ... Originally signed with Georgia but was released from his letter of intent from the school.

High School: Attended Richwoods High School in Peoria, Ill., and was named to the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association All-State Team in 2000-01 ... Helped the Knights at an appearance in the state of Illinois 2000 Class AA semifinals ... earned first-team honors to conference and area teams twice during his career ... Played for Bob Darling.

Personal: Born March 23, 1982 ... Son of Malcolm Jackson and the late Janice Jackson ... An uncle, Edward, played college basketball at Bradley.

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