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WNBA Draft: Angel Jackson selected out of Jackson State

For the second time in three years, HBCU Jackson State has had a player selected in the WNBA Draft.

Angel Jackson was selected by 36th overall by the Las Vegas Aces in the third round of the 2024 WNBA Draft on Monday night. Her selection comes two years after former Jackson State star Ameshya Williams-Holliday was selected in the third round (25th overall), becoming the first HBCU player in two decades to get picked in that league’s draft.

Angel Jackson, Jackson StateAngel Jackson, Jackson State

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 blocking 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 became the seventh HBCU player and the third player from the SWAC to be selected in the WNBA Draft. Now she will look to stick on the roster, something that hasn’t happened in decades for an HBCU product. Ameysha Williams-Holliday lasted until the Final Cut with the Indiana Fever before being let go. 

WNBA Draft: Angel Jackson selected out of Jackson State

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