The late Princess Diana once said ,”Family is the most important thing in the world.”
For Independence Community College Pirates’ women’s basketball sophomore guard Brianna Jackson, the game of basketball means that she can play not only for her family, but more important people as well.
As a freshman, Jackson averaged 13.7 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 2.9 assists per game, while shooting 45.5% from the field, 31.7% from three point range, and 75.2% from the free throw line.
Jackson’s 13.7 points and 2.9 assists per game were tops on the team, while her 3.5 rebounds per game were the third-best mark on the team.
As a sophomore, she led her team in scoring for the second straight year. Jackson finished this past season averaging 15.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game, while shooting 41.5% from the field and 33.0% from three point land.
Even though her career at Independence Community College has recently finished, what’s next for Brianna Jackson’s basketball career is uncertain. She is still ‘On the Brink’ of great success, both on and off the court.
In this exclusive interview with Brianna Jackson, learn why she plays for not only family and friends, but for her city and God, how she was able to maintain a 3.5 G.P.A., how her mother is her biggest role model, and more,
Why do you play the game of basketball?
I play the game of basketball because I love it. I feel like if I don’t play something is it missing.
Who do you play the game of basketball for?
I play for my family, my friends, my city and everybody else who looks up to me. And of course myself and God. My family, my little brothers, and cousins look up to me.
What would you be doing if you were not playing college basketball?
What is the biggest off-court accomplishment in your JUCO career?
Off the court staying with a 3.5 GPA
What has been your favorite moment in your career?
My biggest accomplish on the court would be winning state in high school and getting all these awards in college. It was the greatest feeling I’ve felt yet playing basketball. It was a lot of happiness and excitement. Overwhelming.. Proud moment.
What awards have you been the recipient of in college?
I’ve gotten KJCCC All-Region and KJCCC All-Conference, both years I’ve been here and All-Region Tournament this year.
What separates your game from opponents you have faced?
What separates me from my other opponents would be its hard to stay in front of me. I get to score a lot and my defense my opponent doesn’t score a lot.
Who is Brianna Jackson on and off the court?
On the court I’m a serious person, aggressive and focused. Off the court I’m a playful goofy kid who just likes to hang out with my friends and play 2k.
What do you want to accomplish in life, both on and off the court?
I want to win another championship and just be successful in life. Success for me is knowing I’m doing something with my life and I’m accomplishing everything that needs to be done.
Who is your role model in your life?
My mom, She has sacrificed so much for me to get me to where I need to be; I owe her everything.
Who looks up to Brianna Jackson?
My family, my little brothers and cousins. My cousins are always telling me to go outside with them and help them practice basketball and there salad watching me and what I do and how I play.
Meet Brianna Jackson
Favorite Player? Stephen Curry
Attended Major? Computer Science
Community Service? Volunteered at the pet shelter last year
Favorite Song? “Work” – Rihanna ft. Drake
What does this article mean to you? It means a lot because in JUCO, we don’t get on TV or get a lot of recognition so it’s really an honor to get an article about me.