UC’s Jackson named AAC Player of the Week

New York, NY, USA; Cincinnati Bearcats forward Justin Jackson (5) reacts to being called for a foul during the second half of the first game of the Jimmy V Classic against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Madison Square Garden. Cincinnati defeated Pittsburgh 44-43.

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For his work in helping the Cincinnati basketball team to a 2-0 week, Justin Jackson was named the player of the week in the American Athletic Conference.

The league announced the honor Monday after Jackson, a senior forward from Cocoa Beach, Fla., averaged a double-double (14.0 points, 10.5 rebounds) in victories over Pittsburgh and Middle Tennessee State. 

Jackson shot 81.3 percent from the floor, making 13 of 16 shots, while also averaging 3.0 blocks and 2.5 steals per contest. 

The senior is having a career year so far for the Bearcats with averages of 10.4 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.9 blocks per game.