Jackson II Named SEC Freshman of the Week
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Highly-touted local product averaged 15.0 points and 9.0 rebounds in helping lead Gamecocks to pair of wins
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – First-year forward Gregory “GG” Jackson II was named SEC Freshman of the Week, the league office announced on Monday afternoon. It’s the first career SEC weekly honor for the Columbia, S.C., native.
Jackson made a splash in two Carolina wins last week, averaging 15.0 points and 9.0 rebounds.
The highest-rated signee in program history, he recorded a double-double in his Gamecock debut with 18 points and 10 rebounds in an 80-77 win over SC State (Nov. 8). Jackson followed that performance up with 12 points, eight rebounds and a pair of steals in a 60-58 victory over in-state rival Clemson (Nov. 11). He scored 10 points in the first half, helping Carolina build a nine-point lead after the game’s opening 20 minutes.
The Gamecocks (2-0) travel to the coast this week for the Shriners Children’s Charleston Classic. Carolina will play three games over four days starting with a quarterfinal matchup vs. Colorado State (2-0) on Thursday at 5 p.m. (ET). Jay Alter (pxp) and Debbie Antonelli (analyst) will be on the call for the ESPNU broadcast. The Gamecocks are making the program’s third appearance all-time in the event and first since 2016.
Tickets for the event, which is played at TD Arena in the heart of downtown Charleston, are available for purchase by clicking here.