Texas Tech Basketball: Introducing the newcomers

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Feb 21, 2015; Lubbock, TX, USA; Pregame introductions before the game between the Texas Tech Red Raiders and the Oklahoma Sooners at United Supermarkets Arena. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Jordan Jackson – Guard

The 6-foot-1 guard from Houston is already considered one of the most athletic players on the team.   The son of former Texas Tech Lady Raiders legend Sheryl Swoopes has shown that he is fearless in attacking the rim and driving the ball into the paint.

The 3-star prospect was a TAPPS All-State selection in 2014-15 and led his team on a deep playoff run. He averaged 14.2 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game as a high school senior.

Jackson is a high-flying player that looks to finish strong at the rim. In high school he set his school’s record for the high jump and finished second at the state track meet with a jump of 6-feet-8.

During the team’s preseason exhibition tour in Canada, Jackson led the Red Raiders with 11.3 points per game despite coming off the bench.

This play from the Canadian trip shows just how athletic Jackson is and earned him the No. 6 spot on ESPN’s Sports Center nightly top 10 countdown.

Jackson will have to improve his jump shot to be an effective player in the Big 12 when the opponents are bigger than he is. He will also have to learn to play under control while maintaining his aggressive style.

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