Legette-Jack Adds Jackson to 2007-08 Roster
Jan. 4, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Amber Jackson, a forward from San Jose State, has signed a scholarship agreement to continue her collegiate career at Indiana University, IU Head Coach Felisha Legette-Jack announced on Jan. 4. Jackson is enrolled at Indiana this semester and will be eligible to play in January 2008.
"We are very excited to have Amber join our Hoosier family," Legette-Jack said. "She gives us size, strength and another scoring threat from the post position. Amber is a character person who has a high IQ for basketball. She has scored nearly 1,000 points and grabbed more than 500 rebounds in just two seasons. With that kind of tenacity, our program will only get better with Amber on our team. We are enthusiastic with our program now and with our incoming student-athletes, the future looks even brighter."
Jackson, a 6-2 post from Oxnard, Calif., was the leading scorer and rebounder in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) in 2005-06, averaging 17.6 points and 9.8 rebounds per game, earning first team All-WAC honors as a sophomore. She also led the league in shooting percentage (59.1). Jackson scored in double figures in all but three games last season, including eight 20-point games. She scored a season-high 27 points against Boise State on Jan. 19 and grabbed a career-best 17 rebounds at Cal State Northridge on Nov. 21. Jackson ended her sophomore campaign with 264 rebounds, which tied her for seventh in San Jose State's single-season record book.
As a freshman, Jackson led the WAC and was second in the nation in field goal percentage, shooting 65.9 percent (205-of-311) from the field, claiming the San Jose State single-season record. She earned second team All-WAC accolades after ending her rookie campaign ranked third in the league with 14.9 points per game and second among conference leaders with 8.5 boards per contest. Jackson scored a career-best 32 points against Nevada on Dec. 30, 2004, hitting 15-of-18.
Jackson registered 921 points and 519 rebounds in her two seasons at San Jose State and shot a 61.8 percent (396-of-640) from the field for her career.
A graduate of Oxnard High School, Jackson was the 2003-04 Most Valuable Player of the Pacific View League after averaging 20.5 points and 12 rebounds per game as a senior. She earned second team All-California Interscholastic Federation, first team All-Ventura County and All-Ventura County Star accolades. Jackson was also a scholar-athlete honoree and Oxnard's Athlete of the Year.
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