Titans’ C.J. Jackson Earns National Player of Week Honor, Averaged 30 Points Per Game

By  //  February 11, 2016

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The honors keep coming for Eastern Florida’s men’s basketball point guard C.J. Jackson. (EFSC Image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The honors keep coming for Eastern Florida’s men’s basketball point guard C.J. Jackson.

Jackson, a freshman from Charlotte, North Carolina and Montverde Academy on Wednesday was named NJCAA Division I National Player of the Week.

The national honor follows Jackson being named NJCAA Region 8 Player of the Week for the last two weeks. He also earned the Region 8 honor in November.

Jackson averaged 30 points per game in the national voting period that covered Feb. 1-Feb.8. He also averaged 6.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.5 steals.

Jeremy Shulman

Jeremy Shulman

“I am so proud of C.J.,” said Eastern Florida head coach Jeremy Shulman.

“I’ve been saying it for a long time now that I feel I have the best point guard in the country, and he finally got the national recognition he deserves for this week. What an honor for a great kid and a great player.”

Jackson is the first player in Shulman’s six-year tenure at Eastern Florida to receive the national honor.

Eastern Florida is on a 12-game winning streak, all in the FCSAA Southern Conference, and won its believed to be unprecedented fourth straight conference title last Saturday.

The Titans are 24-3 overall. Their next game is 4 p.m. Saturday against ASA Miami at the Titan Field House on the Melbourne Campus.

Admission is free.


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