Koch recaps his selections and explains his ranking
Bearcat forward was the American's 2014 Defensive Player of the Year
2014 AAC Men's Basketball Regular Season Awards Luncheon at the Gibson Guitar Center in Memphis Tenn. Sean Kilpatrick named - Sportsmanship Award. Justin Jackson named - Defensive Player of the Year. Mick Cronin named - Coach of the Year
NCAA Tournament Second Round Practice & Press Conference
No. 13 Cincinnati vs. No. 21 UConn photos by USA TODAY Sports
Cincinnati vs. Rutgers - USATSI Gallery
Cincinnati vs. Memphis - USATSI Gallery
Photos from UC's men's basketball game against Memphis on March 6, 2014 in Fifth Third Arena.
2013-14 Season (Senior): Started all 34 games, averaging career highs with 11.1 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.9 blocks in 27.8 minutes ... started all 18 American Athletic Conference games, averaging 10.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.7 blocks in 27.3 minutes ... chosen as the AAC Defensive Player of the Year and named a Second Team All-AAC selection by the league's coaches ... tabbed a Lefty Driesell Defensive All-American and named a finalist for the Lefty Driesell National Defensive Player of the Year Award ... selected a District 25 Second Team All-American ... finished the season ranked 12th in the nation with 99 blocks and 20th in the nation with 2.91 blocks per game ... finished third on UC's single-season blocks chart ... registered 219 career blocks - fourth most in school history ... ranked among the league leaders in blocks (first at 2.9), offensive rebounds (second at 3.2), rebounds (fourth at 7.3), field goal shooting (sixth at 53.2 percent) and steals (seventh at 1.6) ... named the AAC Player of the Week for three consecutive weeks from Dec. 23 through Jan. 6, averaging 15.3 points, 9.7 rebounds, 4.3 blocks, 2.2 steals and 2.2 assists while shooting 61.9 percent (39 of 63) during the stretch ... posted seven double-doubles on the season ... blocked three or more shots in 19 games ... scored in double figures in 25 of 33 games while grabbing 10 or more rebounds eight times ... recorded a career-high seven blocks in a pair of games: at Memphis (1/4) and against UCF (1/23) ... swiped a season-best five steals against SMU (1/1) ... posted a career-high 19 points twice against both Campbell (11/20) and Chicago State (12/23) ... registered a career-high 13 rebounds along with four blocks against Chicago State (12/23) ... had 15 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks against Temple (1/14) ... recorded 17 points, six rebounds, five blocks and five assists against SMU (1/1).
2012-13 Season (Junior): Played in 30 games with 22 starts, averaging 3.8 points and 5.1 rebounds in 18.8 minutes ... ranked eighth in the BIG EAST averaging 1.37 blocks ... finished second on the team with 41 blocks ... ranked among the team leaders in rebounding (third at 5.1), steals (fourth at 1.0) and assists (fifth with 1.5) ... led UC in blocks in eight games and rebounds in six games ... scored a season-high 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting at Marshall (12/15) ... scored seven points and grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds in the season opener against UT Martin (11/11) ... posted a season-high six blocks against Rutgers (1/30) ... recorded nine points, seven rebounds and three blocks against Maryland Eastern Shore (12/8).
2011-12 Season (Sophomore): Played in 37 games with 20 starts, averaging 5.1 points and 4.2 rebounds in 21.1 minutes ... led UC with 61 blocks and ranked fifth in the BIG EAST, averaging 1.7 blocks per game ... recorded seven blocks against Marquette (2/29) ... rejected at least three shots in 10 games during the season ... shot 52.0 percent from the field (77 of 148) ... scored in double figures in four games ... led UC in rebounding in five games ... handed out three or more assists in six games ... tallied eight points, six rebounds and four blocks against Ohio State (3/22) in the NCAA tournament east region semifinal ... recorded six blocks and three rebounds vs. Louisville (3/10) ... tallied eight points, seven rebounds, two steals and a block at USF (2/26) ... handed out four assists against Seton Hall (2/18) ... posted 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting with a league season-high eight rebounds in 16 minutes at Marquette (2/11) ... scored 14 points on 5-of-5 shooting to go with two blocks and two steals against DePaul (2/4) ... netted 11 points vs. Chicago State (12/23) ... scored 11 points with eight rebounds and three blocks at Wright State (12/14).
2010-11 Season (Freshman): Played in 35 games off the bench while averaging 2.5 points and 2.5 rebounds in 12.9 minutes ... shot 52.7 percent from the field (39 of 74) on the season... scored five or more points in six games ... grabbed four or more rebounds in 14 games ... had four points and two rebounds at Marquette (3/2) ... scored four points with four rebounds vs. Connecticut (2/27) ... posted six points, six rebounds and two blocks at Georgetown (2/23) ... had five points and four rebounds at Providence (2/19) ... had six rebounds, three steals a block and an assist vs. St. John's (2/13) ... posted eight points and added six rebounds at Pittsburgh (2/5) ... scored seven points and grabbed four rebounds vs. St. Francis (12/23) ... dished out three assists and recorded five rebounds against Georgia Southern (12/14) ... posted seven rebounds vs. Dayton (11/27) ... played 26 minutes in his collegiate debut vs. Mount St. Mary's (11/15) and grabbed four rebounds, made two assists and totaled three steals.
Prior to Cincinnati: Was ranked No. 92 among the ESPN.com 100 top recruits ... was the first player signed in the early signing period by UC ... is a power forward with strong defensive and rebounding skills ... played one season with UC teammate Kelvin Gaines at Arlington Country Day in Jacksonville, Fla. ... helped the Apaches to the FHSAA Class 2A finals and a record of 21-6 as a senior ... spent his junior season at Montverde Academy playing for Kevin Sutton where he posted 15.0 points, 12.3 rebounds, and 3.1 blocks per game ... named to the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches (FABC) and Florida Sports Writer's Association (FSWA) State All-Independent teams.
Personal: Full name is Justin LeShayne Jackson ... born Oct. 13, 1990 ... son of Shauna and Larry Jackson ... has two brothers, LaTray Green and Corbin Jackson, and a sister, Shaulya Murray.