Jackson Kent(HPCA/Page HS) Selected as CAA Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week:Kent and JMU at HPU this Saturday

Posted by Andy Durham on December 9, 2013 at 8:16 pm under College, High School | Comments are off for this article

James Madison University’s Jackson Kent(High Point Unkversity/Page High School) Selected as CAA Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week

Courtesy of the:JMUSports.com Release:12/09/2013
Check out the Jackson Kent JMU basketball photo when you CLICK HERE….Kent and JMU at HPU this Saturday and they take on UNCG at the Greensboro Coliseum next Wednesday December 18…..

HARRISONBURG, Va., Dec. 9, 2013 – James Madison freshman guard Jackson Kent (High Point, N.C./High Point Christian/Page HS) averaged 12 points and 4.5 rebounds last week in a pair of games in Texas to claim Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week accolades.

Kent tallied 11 points to go with a season high of seven rebounds and three steals in a one-point setback to Sam Houston State at the E-Tech Lumberjack Classic in Nacogdoches, Texas on Friday. He followed that with 13 points, his second-most of the season, on Saturday against host Stephen F. Austin. For the week, he shot 45.5 percent from the floor, including 3-for-5 from the arc, and went 11-for-14 at the free throw line. He also added nine rebounds, two assists and three steals.

For the season, Kent ranks as JMU’s fourth-leading scorer and highest among its seven freshmen with 9.4 points per game, which also ranks third among current CAA freshmen. His 3.5 rebounds per game sits fourth among league rookies. He has also added eight steals and leads JMU both in made three-pointers (13) and three-point percentage (.361).

JMU is off this week for semester examinations before resuming its eight-game road swing at High Point on Saturday at 7 p.m.

*****Jackson Kent was the GreensboroSports.com Private School Player of the Year during the 2011/2012 season.*****

+++++From the CAA site:
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK:
Jackson Kent • James Madison
Fr., G, 6-7, 185 – High Point, N.C./High Point Christian
Kent averaged 12.0 points and 4.5 rebounds in James Madison’s two games at the Lumberjack Classic in Texas. The freshman guard tallied 11 points, a career-high seven rebounds and three steals in a one-point loss to Sam Houston State and followed with 13 points in a loss to Stephen F. Austin. For the week, Kent shot 45.5% from the floor, including 3-of-5 from 3-point range, and made 11-of-14 at the free throw line.+++++


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