Archive - Jan 15, 2011

NBA prospect Tyler growing under Hill's tutelage

Japanese Times
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Rick Barnes gets a top big man for 2012

CBS Sports
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2011 Springfield Hoophall Classic Game Recaps

Sat, 01/15/2011 - 9:24am

By Michael Katz

Hoophall Classic: Scouting Sunday's Top Players
Hoophall Classic: Scouting Saturday's Top Players

Tony WrotenTony Wroten

And we're back for Monday's action. Find all of Saturday and Sunday's recaps below Monday's games.

Jan Vesely: ‘I will enter the NBA Draft’

Slam Online
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ACC Blog

Player of the Week

Reggie Jackson

Reggie JacksonReggie JacksonThe Boston College Eagles hit a rough patch last week, losing to Rhode Island and Harvard. However, they've won each of their last two games and the man responsible is Reggie Jackson. Jackson has lead the Eagles to wins over Georgia Tech and North Carolina State this week, averaging a red-hot 27 points per game on... wait for it... 77% shooting! That kind of efficiency is almost unheard of for a combo guard, even if it is only over a week-long period. To top it off he's also shooting 93% (14/15) from the stripe and 67% (6/9) from beyond the arc. It's nothing new for Reggie Jackson (who I've already featured as Player of the Week once before), as on the season he's averaging 19.5 points on 56% shooting (49% from three), 4.5 rebounds and 4.7 assists. Jackson combines a (newfound) great shooting stroke with his potent penetration ability. He's not a pure point guard, but he's a good passer (especially in drive and kick situations). He's a solid defensive player due to his quickness, athleticism, strength, and length. How Boston College fares during the rest of the conference play will largely rest on Jackson's shoulders. He won't shoot 77% the rest of the year, but he's got the scoring ability to put a lot of pressure on his opponents.