Ranking Reggie Jackson’s best college performances

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Reggie Jackson wasn’t a highly sought-after college player initially.

For starters, having suited up for Boston College, Jackson was forced to deal with constant chastisement surrounding his level of opposition. Additionally, Jackson didn’t exactly dominate from the beginning.

During his first season, Jackson spent plenty of his time glued to the bench as he cheered his teammates on. When Jackson did check into a ball game, his impact was inconsequential as he averaged just seven points a night. Jackson worked on his game tirelessly in the offseason but still found himself at the end of the bench for roughly half of the season. It wasn’t until his third and final season in college, that Jackson became a full-time starter.

When Jackson had it going, he was nearly unstoppable. He danced on his defenders, made tough shots, and crashed the glass as good as any point guard in recent memory. If the LA Clippers can find the next Reggie Jackson in this year’s draft, they’ll gladly take it. With that said, let’s continue our trip down memory lane and check out Jackson’s best games as a college player.

Date: November 28th, 2009

Stats: 20 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists

The high hopes of Boston College were slowly but surely crashing down. Heading into the 2009-10 season, Reggie Jackson and the rest of his teammates believed that they had the overall talent to will Boston to a good start to kick off the year. Nevertheless, following five up and down games, Boston stood at a measly 3-2.

Next up on their schedule, was a showdown against Providence on the road. In the eyes of oddsmakers, BC was a prohibited underdog heading in. Still, that didn’t stop them from crashing the party.

From the very beginning, BC asserted their will as they raced out to an 11-point lead. Refusing to be blown off their home court, Providence bit down and fought back. But while they would win the second half by six points, it wasn’t enough as BC rolled to a five-point win.

Everything started and ended with Jackson that night. He blew past slow-footed defenders or pulled up for mid-range jumpers when the defense sat back a little too deep. The future NBA first-round selection finished the game with 20 points, 12 rebounds, and seven assists.