Prospect Interview: Aaron Jackson



PROSPECT INTERVIEW
Aaron Jackson
PG, 6-4, 185, Duquesne

Career Highlights:
Earned All-Atlantic 10 honors and First Team NABC All-District honors as a senior. Tied a school record by playing in 120 consecutive games, not missing a single game his entire career. At Duquesne, ranks third in career assists (505), sixth in steals (169), and seventh in field-goal percentage (.521). Scored in double digits 65 times in his career, while scoring 20 or more 18 times. Won Atlantic 10 Player of the Week a school-record six times in his career.
Senior (2008-09):
Led team in scoring (19.3 ppg) and assists (5.7 apg), while ranking second in steals (1.7 spg) and rebounds (5.5 rpg). His 194 assists on the season set a school record. Ranked second in Atlantic 10 in scoring, third in assists, third in field-goal percentage, third in free-throw percentage, fourth in assist-to-turnover ratio, fourth in minutes, and fifth in steals. His .554 field-goal percentage ranked second among all Division I guards. Also ranked 36th nationally in scoring in 21st in assists per game. Scored in double-digits a team-high 32 times, including 15 times over 20 points. Scored 46 points against Virginia Tech in the NIT, the last game of his career, while also scoring 36 points against Radford and 30 against Charlotte earlier in the season. Hit eight 3-pointers in the game against Virginia Tech, tying a school record.
Junior (2007-08):
Played in all 30 games with a team-high 23 starts. Averaged a team-high 26.4 minutes per game. Averaged 9.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists. Led team with 104 assists, posting a team-best in 13 games. Scored in double figures 13 times. Had 19 points, five rebounds, five assists and four steals against Cal State Northridge in the Iowa Realty Invitational. Scored 18 points along with six rebounds, eight assists, and four steals against LaSalle. Totaled five or more rebounds in a game 13 times and five or more assists in a game nine times.
Sophomore (2006-07):
Saw action in 29 games with 23 starts, averaging 11.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 3.8 assists. Led team in assists with 110, ranking sixth in his conference. Led team in assists in 17 games, while leading them in rebounding in 10. Scored 16 points with nine rebounds, seven assists, and five steals against Saint Francis, Pa. Scored a season-high 22 points against Northern Illinois.
Freshman (2005-06):
Played in all 27 games, starting 21 times while ranking second on team in minutes (31.0 mpg). Averaged 6.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 3.6 assists. Ranked second on team with 97 assists and 30 steals. Dished out eight assists against George Washington and scored 18 points with eight rebounds against LaSalle.
Strengths:
Big point guard with solid athleticism and an unselfish style. Creative slasher who displays excellent body control in the lane. Dynamic perimeter defender who isn’t afraid to play aggressive.
Personal:
Majored in Psychology. Suffered minor hand injury in a shooting prior to his sophomore season.