Senior night is a big deal every year as so many wonderful students athletes are honored. That alone would be a big deal for Evan Jackson. But it also had another significance for the senior shooting guard. As the half neared the buzzer Jackson drained one of his signature three point shots. This particular shot put Jackson at 1,000 career points as a Cougar. You could feel the excitement from the Cougar Crazies who had been counting down the last several games as Jackson closed in on the historic mark.
After the buzzer ended the half Cougar Head Coach Matt Housely and stalwart manager Shayne White presented Jackson with a ball and plaque to commemorate hi accomplishments.
Jackson’s career stats are impressive. The three year starter had 279 career three point shots going into the game. He hit a career 38% from beyond the three point arc, Robert Covington of the Philidelphia 76ers shoots a similar percentage in comparison. He is also one of the few Cougar basketballers to be a three time first team District 3AAA All District selection.
But Jackson is not just all about athletics. The senior also excels in the class room. As he is wrapping up his academic career he is carrying a weighted 4.07 grade point average due to his taking advanced classes that add weight to his GPA.