PIKEVILLE, KY. – The Continental Basketball Association (CBA) has announced that James “Boo” Jackson, a 6-9 forward from Eastern Michigan, was named CBA American Conference Player of the Week for the week ending December 24, 2007. Jackson is the second Miner to be named CBA American Conference Player of the Week during the 2007-08 season. Syracuse University product Josh Pace earned the honor for the week ending November 26.
Jackson, a starting forward for the East Kentucky professional basketball team, shined in what became a four games-in-five-nights run. During the stretch, East Kentucky split two series with American Conference foes Albany and Pittsburgh. In the Miners’ 111-110 overtime victory over Albany, Jackson scored 14 points. He recorded a double-double of 18 points and 13 rebounds in the Miners’ next game against the Patroons. Against Pittsburgh on Friday, Dec. 21, Jackson had 32 points and 10 rebounds. Two nights later, Jackson’s 20 points and 16 rebounds helped the Miners to a convincing 103-82 home win over the Xplosion.
Other players who received consideration for the American Conference Player of the Week award for the week ending December 24, 2007 were Carl Krauser (Pittsburgh); Marshall Phillips (Minot); Amal McCaskill (Albany) and Zeck Marbury (Atlanta).
Jackson received consideration for the weekly award earlier in the season.
Through 20 games, Jackson is averaging 21.4 points and 9.1 rebounds per contest.
Yakama forward Jason Sasser has won the National Conference Player of the Week award for a second time. Other National Conference players who received consideration for the weekly honor were Rod Neeley (Rio Grande Valley); Jason Miller (Butte); Judson Stubbs (Oklahoma) and Nate Johnson (Great Falls).