Thursday, November 13, 2008

Jessica Jackson, Memphis Lady Tiger

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Jessica Jackson is a senior center for the University of Memphis

According to, Jessica 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 2001and 2002 regional and district titles.

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