Baylor’s Jackson Earns AP All-America Honorable Mention

NEW YORK (October 30, 2012) -- Baylor senior point guard Pierre Jackson has garnered honorable mention recognition on the Associated Press preseason All-America team, adding to a list of awards that includes Big 12 Conference Preseason Player of the Year.

Jackson was one of 17 players to earn an honorable mention in the AP preseason voting. The six-member All-America team features Cody Zeller (Indiana), Doug McDermott (Creighton), Isaiah Canaan (Murray State), Deshaun Thomas (Ohio State), C.J. McCollum (Lehigh) and Trey Burke (Michigan).

Jackson was joined on the honorable mention list by Kenny Boynton (Florida), Lorenzo Brown (North Carolina State), Aaron Craft (Ohio State), Jamaal Franklin (San Diego State), Solomon Hill (Arizona), C.J. Leslie (North Carolina State), James Michael McAdoo (North Carolina), Tony Mitchell (North Texas), Mike Moser (UNLV), Shabazz Muhammad (UCLA), Nerlens Noel (Kentucky), Otto Porter (Georgetown), Phil Pressey (Missouri), Peyton Siva (Louisville), Michael Snaer (Florida State) and Jeff Withey (Kansas).

A Las Vegas, Nev., native, Jackson led Baylor with 13.8 points, 5.9 assists and 1.8 steals per game in his debut season in Waco last year. His 223 total assists were the second-highest single-season total in program history, and he posted double-figure points in 27 of 38 games, including an average of 17.6 points per game in the last eight contests.

Jackson earned second-team All-Big 12 honors and was named honorable mention AP All-American. Among returning Big 12 players, Jackson ranks first with 1.8 steals per game, second with 5.9 assists per game and third with 13.8 points per game.

Baylor, which is ranked No. 19 in the AP preseason poll, opens the regular season against Lehigh at 4 p.m. on Nov. 9 at the Ferrell Center.

Preseason AP All-American Team

Cody Zeller (Indiana)
Doug McDermott (Creighton)
Isaiah Canaan (Murray State)
Deshaun Thomas (Ohio State)
C.J. McCollum (Lehigh)
Trey Burke (Michigan)

Honorable Mention

Kenny Boynton (Florida)
Lorenzo Brown (North Carolina State)
Aaron Craft (Ohio State)
Jamaal Franklin (San Diego State)
Solomon Hill (Arizona)
Pierre Jackson (Baylor)
C.J. Leslie (North Carolina State)
James Michael McAdoo (North Carolina)
Tony Mitchell (North Texas)
Mike Moser (UNLV)
Shabazz Muhammad (UCLA)
Nerlens Noel (Kentucky)
Otto Porter (Georgetown)
Phil Pressey (Missouri)
Peyton Siva (Louisville)
Michael Snaer (Florida State)
Jeff Withey (Kansas)


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