Jackson Named American Player of the Week Again|
Dec. 30, 2013
CINCINNATI - University of Cincinnati senior forward Justin Jackson (Cocoa Beach, Fla./Arlington Country Day) was named the American Athletic Conference Player of the week for the second consecutive week the league announced on Monday.
Jackson averaged a double-double for the second time in as many weeks with 17.0 points and 11.5 rebounds to go along with 4.0 blocks in Cincinnati victories over Chicago State (102-62 on Dec. 23) and Nebraska (74-59 on Dec. 28). He shot 53.6 percent (15 of 28) for the week.
Jackson matched a career high with 19 points on 9-of-14 shooting and pulled down a career-best 13 rebounds to go with four blocks against Chicago State and registered 15 points, 10 rebounds, four blocks and two steals against Nebraska.
Jackson has posted double-doubles in each of UC's last three games and is averaging 11.7 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.1 blocks while shooting 53.8 percent from the field (64 of 119) this season. He now has five double-doubles on the season. He entered last week tied for 18th in the nation with 3.0 blocks per game (40 on the season). He currently ranks fourth in school history with 160 career blocks.
Sean Kilpatrick (Yonkers, N.Y./Notre Dame Prep) was named to the American Honor Roll on Monday as well. He averaged 21.0 points while shooting 90.9 percent from the free throw line (20-of-22) last week. It marks the fourth time Kilpatrick has earned honor roll distinction this season.
UC begins play in the American on New Year's Day when it welcomes SMU to Fifth Third Arena for a 6 p.m. ET tipoff.