Product of P.G. County’s Crossland High Left Team in 2011-2012 for Peru

Severn, MD (August 23, 2012) – Earl Jackson, who averaged 16 points and 14.6 rebounds per game for the Bay Area Shuckers before signing a contract to play in Peru, has re-signed with the American Professional Basketball League (APBL) team.

“Earl was here during a time last season when we played our best basketball. He also was a dominating rebounder and one of top scorers during that time. He was able to gain some valuable experience in Peru and now we’re glad he is back with the Shuckers,” said Bay Area Shuckers General Manager John Wolfe.

In the Shuckers 2011-2012 season Jackson was signed after Bay Area stumbled to a 1-3 start. In a five-game stint with the team, the Shuckers went 3-2 while Jackson posted 16 points, 14.6 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per game. He set a Bay Area standard with 19 rebounds in a 149-148 overtime win over the Beltway Bombers on January 28, 2012. In his first three games with the Shuckers he had game rebound totals of 17, 19, and 18.

Jackson then was signed by Rinconada of the Peruvian Superior League.

A native of Temple Hills, Maryland, Jackson playing prep ball at Crossland High and college basketball for Johnson C. Smith.

As a freshman for Smith in 2007-2008 the 6’7”, 240 pound Jackson saw action in four games for the 21-10 Golden Bulls, who won the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) title. In 2008-2009 the Bulls repeated as CIAA champions and Jackson saw extensive playing time appearing in 20 games. He had a season high six points and five steals against Concord in a 98-69 Smith win.

In his junior season he continued to watch his role expand as he played in 23 games and earned his first career start. He scored a season-high six points against Bluefield State on November 17, 2009 and led the Golden Bulls in rebounds against Livingston College with five and had a personal best six boards against Virginia State. The Bulls finished the season 18-10.

In 2010-2011, as a senior, he saw his most playing time suiting up for 28 games and starting five. He scored in double digits six times including a career high 20 against Bowie State to lead the Golden Bulls. He also led Smith in rebounds five times and had a season high nine rebounds in a game three times. He finished the season averaging 5.4 points and 4.6 rebounds per game.

During his four seasons with J.C. Smith the Golden Bulls were a combined 79-39 and won two CIAA titles.

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