Jackson and Majors Earn Two of SSC’s Top Awards
By Florida Tech Athletic Communications // March 4, 2015
The Panthers are seeded fifth in the SSC Tournament
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Florida Tech redshirt junior Corbin Jackson and redshirt freshman Jordan Majors were recognized by the Sunshine State Conference on Wednesday as being among the best players in the league.
In a vote conducted by SSC head coaches, Jackson was named the league’s defensive player of the year for the second consecutive season.
He also picked up All-SSC Second Team honors for the first time in his two-year Panther career.
Jordan Majors was selected freshman of the year and he was tabbed to the SSC’s all-newcomer team.
Corbin Jackson, a business administration major from Rockledge, Florida, built on his playing resume in year two as a Panther. He has recorded 15 double-doubles in 28 games.
Entering the SSC Tournament, he is averaging 13.5 points with 10.3 rebounds, 2.9 blocks and nearly a steal per game this season.
He ranks in the top 13 in NCAA Division II in seven statistical categories: total blocks (4th, 82), offensive rebounds per game (6th, 3.75), field goal percentage (7th, 64.5-percent), blocks per game (7th, 2.93), double-doubles (8th at 15), total rebounds (11th, 287) and rebounds per game (13th, 10.3).
He is the SSC leader in rebounding and blocked shots, while ranking second in offensive rebounds and defensive rebounds.
Majors, a sports management major from Hopkinsville, Kentucky, is averaging 10.6 points with 2.8 rebounds per game in 25 starts. He has totaled 75 assists and 18 steals on the season.
He set a new season-high in scoring with 24 points against No. 1 Florida Southern on Feb. 14.
He then dropped 23 points in an 88-72 victory over No. 4 Barry on Feb. 18.
The Panthers, seeded fifth in the SSC Tournament, are preparing for the quarterfinal round on Friday. In the opening round, they will oppose fourth-seeded Lynn at 2:30 p.m. at Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, Florida.
Tickets are $10 for court-level seating. SSC students with school ID and children ages five and under are free.
The entire SSC Tournament will be video streamed online for free. To access the live video and stats, visit SunshineStateConference.com
Jim Mitchell and Paul Van Scott will call the Panthers’ quarterfinal round game at FloridaTechSports.com/live
2014-15 All-SSC Men’s Basketball Team
Kevin Capers, Florida Southern (Sr.)
Yunio Barrueta, Barry (Jr.)
Jordan Davis, Tampa (Sr.)
Aaron Harrison, Lynn (Sr.)
Chris Page, Nova Southeastern (Jr.)
Player of the Year – Kevin Capers, Florida Southern
Defensive Player of the Year – Corbin Jackson, Florida Tech
Newcomer of the Year – Eugene McCrory, Tampa
Freshman of the Year – Jordan Majors, Florida Tech
Coach of the Year – Linc Darner, Florida Southern
Eugene McCrory, Tampa (Sr.)
Corbin Jackson, Florida Tech (Jr.)
Stephen Battle, Florida Southern (Sr.)
Deric Hill, Barry (Sr.)
Tyler Kelly, Florida Southern (Sr.)
Ron Foxx, Saint Leo (Sr.)
Eugene McCrory, Tampa (Sr.)
Ben Barry, Lynn (Jr.)
Dylan Travis, Florida Southern (Jr.)
Anders Haas, Barry (Jr.)
Jordan Majors, Florida Tech (Fr.)