Titans’ C.J. Jackson Earns National Player of Week Honor, Averaged 30 Points Per Game
By Mark DeCotis, Eastern Florida State // February 11, 2016
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.
“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.