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Angel Jackson From Jackson State University Is Heading To Las Vegas

Jackson State University has had a player selected in the WNBA Draft for the second time in three years. Angel Jackson was chosen 36th overall by the Las Vegas Aces in the third round of the 2024 WNBA Draft on Monday night.

This marks Jackson State’s second WNBA Draft selection, as former Jackson State star Ameshya Williams-Holliday was drafted in the third round (25th overall) two years ago. Williams-Holliday’s selection made her the first HBCU player in two decades to be picked in the WNBA Draft.

The 6’6 forward from Richmond, CA transferred to Jackson State from Southern California. She spent two seasons at JSU, averaging 9.2 points during the 2022-2023 campaign to go along with 7.1 rebounds and better than two blocks per game.

Her scoring saw a slight increase as she averaged 10 points per game to go with 6.8 rebounds and blocked nearly three shots per game as JSU went undefeated in SWAC play, winning the SWAC regular season title for the fifth year in a row. 

Angel Jackson continued to rise to the top of the SWAC after another electric season in her second year with the Jackson State Tigers. Jackson was nationally ranked (NCAA) at No. 10 in blocked shots and 13th in the nation in blocks at the end of the regular season. She made 33 game appearances this season and started in every single one of those matchups.

Jackson led the Tigers and the conference in blocked shots (No. 1) with 74 on the season. Jackson averaged 10.0 points a game.

She has scored a total of 247 points, 172 rebounds, and 71 blocks just this season. She also notched her 1,000th career point finishing her collegiate career with 1,047 points. The former McDonald’s All-American registered 12 double-figure scoring games, five double-figure rebounding games this season, and four double-doubles.

Jackson was named SWAC Defensive Player of the Year for the second time in her career and helped the Tigers to a conference championship title.

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