Jackson tabbed a top-five power forward by ESPN.com
BRISTOL, Conn. -- Texas All-America candidate and 6-3 sophomore frontcourt standout Tiffany Jackson (Dallas, Texas/Duncanville HS) was recognized by ESPN.com as one of the nation's top five power forwards.
The ESPN.com women's basketball experts picked Jackson, a preseason National Player of the Year candidate and last year's National Freshman of the Year, as one of the top five power forwards in women's basketball. Jackson, who averaged 13.0 ppg and 7.5 rpg as a rookie last year, helped No. 2 ranked Texas to a season-opening win Sunday (Nov. 14) over No. 21 Penn State, 84-69 by scoring a game-high tying 15 points.
This is what the ESPN.com writers - TV analyst Nancy Lieberman and columnist/reporter Mechelle Voepel - have to say about Jackson, last year's ESPN.com and U.S. Basketball Writers Association National Freshman of the Year and Big 12 Rookie of the Year:
"She proved she was a star last season and only continues to get better. Extremely versatile, she has really nice post-up moves and is a tenacious rebounder."
"She was the top scorer for multi-threat Texas last year and has added a more consistent mid-range jumper."
Jackson is the third Texas player to be singled out for ESPN.com preseason "top five" honors. Senior point guard Jamie Carey (Thornton, Colo.) and senior wing player Heather Schreiber (Windthorst, Texas) also earned recognition as one of the nation's top five performers at their respective position.
Jackson joins a quartet of power forwards - including two other Big 12 performers - on ESPN.com's list of the top players in the nation at their position: 6-2 junior Khara Smith of DePaul; Connecticut 6-0 junior Barbara Turner; Kansas State 5-11 senior Kendra Wecker; and Baylor's 6-1 junior Sophia Young.
For more information on ESPN.com's top five power forwards, point guards, off-guards, wing players and post players, go to ESPN.com.