Pilots continue to bolster roster with NCAA Division I talent
April 21, 2006
Shreveport, LA---Just one short week after announcing the signing of Kyile Byrd, the LSUS Pilots have inked another NCAA Division I transfer in Clarke Jackson, a 6’3 guard from Centenary College.
Clarke Jackson was a standout player at Southwood High School and under Pilots Head Coach Chad McDowell which included a state championship game in 2002, and a 37-3 overall record in 2003.
The two-time All-District (2003-2004) and 2004 All-State Honorable Mention attended Centenary College after his senior year. In 2005-2006, Jackson played in 27 games (started nine) in which he averaged 19.1 minutes per contest. His 47.3 (43-of-96) shooting percentage from beyond the three-point line was a team high and was good enough to be ranked 5th in the Mid-Continent Athletic Conference. He averaged 7.4 points a game for the Gents last season.
“Clarke has always been able to play the game at a high level and can shoot the ball extremely well. There may be some guys that can match Clarke's work ethic and desire to be the best he can possibly be, but I'm not sure anyone will ever completely out-work him. He is a great addition to our program and I am very excited to have the chance to coach him once again and welcome him to the Pilot family,” commented McDowell.
“I am very excited to play for Coach McDowell and the LSUS Pilots. They have accomplished some great things in a short period of time and I look forward to being part of a winning program and contributing to what hopefully will be two championship seasons at LSUS,” explained Jackson after signing with LSUS.