College roundup: Jackson says he's going to UNC
CHAPEL HILL — Justin Jackson, a 6-7 small forward from Spring, Texas, made a verbal commitment to North Carolina on Monday night.
The junior’s decision came two days after he sat courtside during UNC’s win over Florida State.
“I have decided to attend the University of North Carolina!! To God Be the Glory” Jackson said on Twitter.
He also was considering Virginia, Arizona, Ohio State, Texas A&M and Washington.
Jackson, who is homeschooled and plays for the Homeschool Christian Youth Association, is 14th in the ESPN Class of 2014 rankings. UNC already has received a verbal commitment from No. 12 Joel Berry, a point guard from Apopka, Fla.
“Welcome to Tarheel nation bro. Can’t wait to run with you,” Berry told Jackson over Twitter.
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Eagles rally past St. Aug’s
DURHAM — N.C. Central scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning, including the game-tying RBI double by freshman first baseman Christian Triplett, to force extra innings against St. Augustine’s on Monday at the Durham Athletic Park.
The Eagles then won the game in the 10th inning when Dylan Drayton scored on a passed ball.
NCCU improves to 7-5, while St. Augustine’s falls to 11-8.
Duke’s Jones repeats at ACC’s top rookie
DURHAM — For the second straight week and the third time this season, Duke freshman Alexis Jones has been named the ACC Rookie of the Week on Monday.
Jones registered a career-high 22 points to close the regular season with a 65-58 victory over No. 15 North Carolina on Sunday. Jones drained 11 straight free throws on her way to finishing with a career-high 11-of-12 from the line. She added four assists and one steal in 34 minutes at point guard.
For the week, she averaged 17.5 points, 5.0 assists and 4.5 rebounds as the Blue Devils set an ACC record with 17 league wins this season. At Miami, Jones notched 13 points, six assists and five rebounds.