Who was the second-leading scorer in NCAA play last year?
Everyone knows that, last year, Southwest Missouri State superstar Jackie Stiles led the nation in scoring average, along with becoming the all-time leader in points scored in NCAA Division I history. But do you know who was the second leading scorer in 2001?
University of Alabama at Birmingham forward Deanna Jackson averaged 25.1 points last year, and was second only to Jackie Stiles in points scored per game. She was named Player of the Year in her conference, Conference USA, after leading the league in scoring, rebounding, and three-point shooting percentage. This year, she is a preseason candidate for the Naismith College Basketball Player of the Year Award.
She played high school ball at T.R. Miller High School, in Brewton, Ala., where she was coached by her father, Ronald Jackson. She was honored as the Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 4A Player of the Year her last three high school seasons, averaging over 28 points both her junior and senior years.
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