Red Raider Jarrius Jackson in Atlanta
Will compete in the Three-Point Contest and the NABC All-Star game
March 28, 2007
Lubbock, TX - Texas Tech senior basketball player Jarrius Jackson will be involved in two events in conjunction with the NCAA Men's Final Four in Atlanta, Georgia.
Jay is one of eight players who will compete Thursday, March 29 in the 19th annual Three-Point shooting contest. He will also compete in the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-Star game on Friday, March 30.
The three-point contest will be held at Georgia State University in Atlanta and takes place at 7 p.m. (ET). The event will be televised on ESPN and will be replayed several additional times throughout the weekend.
The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) has assembled 21 of the nation's top senior college basketball players who will meet Friday night in the All-Star game at 7:30 p.m. (ET) at Philips Arena, home of the Atlanta Hawks. Tickets for the game are available at the Philips Arena box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, and at ticketmaster.com.
John Brady, head coach at Louisiana State University, will coach the American team while George Mason University coach Jim Larranaga will lead the National team. Brady and Larranaga guided their respective teams to berths in the 2006 Final Four in Indianapolis.
Jay, an All-Big 12 First Team selection in his junior and senior seasons, will play in the backcourt on the American squad along with Trey Johnson of Jackson State, who averaged 27.1 points per game this season. Also expected to start for the American squad are, Aaron Brooks of Oregon, Maryland's DJ Strawberry, and Jamaal Tatum of Southern Illinois.
Complete rosters for the American team and the National team can be found on the NABC website at: http://nabc.cstv.com
Jarrius averaged 19.9 points per game in his senior year and finished his Red Raider playing days with 2,221 career points - second only to Andre Emmett's 2,256 career point total. Jay played in 133 games in his four-year Texas Tech career and started 131 of those games. Ronald Ross had held the top spot with 132 career games played.