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  WEST PLAINS, Mo. – Jeremiah Jackson, a 6-foot, 1-inch point guard from Canton, Ohio, is the latest addition to the 2013-14 Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Basketball Team.
          Head Coach Yancey Walker made the official announcement today.
          “JJ is a great addition to our program as another point guard,” Walker said.  “He will be a good fit for this team because he can distribute the ball and score.”
          As a senior, Jackson helped his Perry High School Panthers record a 17-7 record.  Individually, he set Perry’s single season scoring record with 575 points last year.  The scoring feat also included a 45-point performance against Jackson High School.  For his career, he scored 991 points at Perry.
          Jackson averaged 24 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 2.6 steals last season.  He shot 50.9 percent from the floor and 36.5 percent from 3-point range.  At the charity stripe, he averaged 81 percent, second highest in the county last season.
          He earned Repository Stark County and Federal League player of the year honors last season and was a two-time Repository Stark County and Federal League first-team honoree.  He also received second-team All-Ohio honors last year.
          Jackson joins fellow freshmen recruits Dante Bailey, a 6-foot, 5-inch forward from Chicago Ridge, Ill.; Craig Eubanks, a 6-foot, 3-inch guard from Cleveland, Ohio; Jameel Moore, a 6-foot, 4-inch guard from Richmond Heights, Ohio; and Justin Jamison, a 6-foot, 9-inch forward from Garfield Heights, Ohio.
          For more information about the Grizzly Basketball program, visit the team’s website at http://wp.missouristate.edu/grizzly/bb.htm or call the Grizzly Basketball office at 417-255-7993.
 

-        News release prepared by University Communications 

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