Chiefsâ€™ Jackson nabs Region IV player honor
SUGAR GROVEâ€”Waubonsee Community College men’s basketball player Nigel Jackson was named the NJCAA Region IV Division II District B Player of the Week for his all-around performances during the first week of December. In the Chiefs’ four games last week, Jackson booked 65 points, making 10 of 16 from three-point range and 12 of 15 shots inside the arc. The Proviso West High School graduate also made 11 of 14 shots from the foul line, handed out nine assists and hauled in 27 rebounds while leading the Chiefs to the title of the â€œBattle on the Hillâ€ Tournament at Illinois Valley Community College in Oglesby.
On Dec. 1 in a 76-70 loss at Sauk Valley, Jackson scored seven points and grabbed three rebounds in limited action. He then led the Chiefs (8-3) to three straight tournament wins over the course of Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Against Milwaukee (WI) Area Technical College Jackson made 9 of 10 shot attempts on the way to tallying 24 points. The 6-foot-3 guard hit 6 of 7 from three-point range, grabbed seven rebounds, registered five steals and handed out four assists in the Chiefs’ 70-63 victory. In Waubonsee’s 87-61 victory over Rock Valley College he netted 23 points, hauled down 11 rebounds and dished out three assists. Jackson capped off the weekend by helping Waubonsee win the championship game over Harper College. The sophomore tallied 11 points, snagged six boards and recorded two assists in the Chiefs’ 75-66 triumph.