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Former Jackson State Draft Pick Sets Her Sights Abroad After Brief WNBA Stint

Former Jackson State Draft Pick Sets Her Sights Abroad After Brief WNBA Stint


Angel Jackson signs her letter of intent to play basketball at the University of Southern California. (Photo credit: Salesian College Preparatory)

Angel Jackson’s professional basketball journey continues. The former Jackson State University WNBA draft pick has signed a contract to play with Faenza Basket Project Lions in Italy.

The 2023-24 SWAC women’s basketball defensive player of the year, was drafted 36th overall by the defending WNBA champion Las Vegas Aces in this year’s WNBA draft but was waived before the regular season began.

After learning of her release, Jackson took to Twitter, simply stating “15 will be back.”

The 6-foot-6 center who transferred from USC in 2021, averaged 10 points, 6.8 rebounds, and a conference-leading 2.9 blocks per game for JSU this past season.

Jackson helped the Lady Tigers win their third SWAC tournament championship and an NCAA tournament appearance in four seasons.

She scored 13 points and blocked two shots in the Tigers’ 86-64 loss to UConn in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Jackson was the seventh HBCU player to be drafted in the WNBA and the second from JSU in the last three years, following Ameshya-Williams Holliday in 2022.



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