The 6-0 guard averaged 19.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists as the Bison went 2-0 last week against PAC opponents. In a 100-78 triumph over Waynesburg (Pa.) University Dec. 5, Jackson led seven scorers in double digits with 21 points, which included 5-for-9 shooting from the arc. He also chipped in with six rebounds, five assists and three steals in the victory, which was Bethany’s 11th straight over Waynesburg.
Three days later, Jackson paced Bethany to a 96-81 victory over Geneva (Pa.) College by knocking down 4-of-7 attempts from deep and totaling 18 points. In addition, he chipped in five rebounds and five assists, as the Bison improved to 5-3 overall. In the two games, Jackson hit 67 percent (14-21) of his shots from the floor and 56 percent (9-16) of his attempts from three-point territory.
Last week just continued a big start to Jackson’s final year in Green and White. Through Saturday, he was second in the PAC in scoring with 19.1 points per game. Jackson was also rated fourth in the conference in assists (4.38) and made three-pointers (3.38), all while playing the third-most minutes per game in the league (34.38).
On Monday, Jackson again spearheaded Bethany’s offensive efforts, as he poured in 23 points and had five steals, but the Bison saw their two-game winning streak stopped with a 68-65 setback to Penn State-Altoona.
“Brody had a very good week and is very deserving of this honor,” said Bethany head coach Aaron Huffman, who earned his 100th career victory on the sidelines with the Geneva triumph. “He’s worked really hard every year to improve and it truly shows, not just in his production but with how efficient he is offensively. Hopefully this is just the start of a great year and there is more of this to come.”
An elementary education major, Brody is the son of Reggie and Chris Jackson of Akron, Ohio.