CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charleston Southern junior guard Ke'Asia Jackson was selected to the 2017-18 Big South Preseason All-Conference Second-Team, announced Tuesday at the league's annual Media Day.
Jackson returns after leading the Buccaneers in multiple categories in 2016-17 season, including points, field goal percentage, free throws made, and free throw percentage. The Irmo, S.C. native earned Big South All-Conference Second-Team honors after leading the Charleston Southern women's basketball team to the semifinal round of the 2017 Big South Championships and an appearance in the Women's Basketball Invitational (WBI).
Jackson finished third in the conference in scoring with 15.0 points per game and scored double-digits in 25 of 28 games played in the regular season. She led the Big South in free throw percentage connecting on 82.2% (106-of-129) of her attempts from the free throw line. She was seventh in the conference in field goal percentage (41.2%) and was one of three players in the conference to make at least 100 free throws in the 2016-17 season.
Jackson scored 20 or more points in six different games including a career-high 29 points on December 30, 2016 against Western Carolina. She earned Big South Player of the Week honors for her efforts against the Catamounts. Jackson added 26 points in CSU's contest against High Point and added 20 point performances in wins against Winthrop (23), Gardner-Webb (22), and Campbell (20).
Charleston Southern returns seven players from the 2016-17 squad that recorded a team-high in both wins (18) and conference wins (11) during the Fred Applin coaching era. CSU defeated Liberty in the 2017 Big South Championship quarterfinals for the first postseason win over Liberty in program history. The Bucs eventually fell to top-seeded Radford in the semifinal round.
CSU opens up the 2017-18 season against Columbia International on November 10 at the Buc Dome. Tipoff between the Bucs and the Rams is set for 7 p.m.
The full Big South Conference Women's Basketball Preseason All-Conference Team is listed below:
2017-18 Big South Women's Basketball Preseason All-Conference Team
Emma Bockrath (PPOY), High Point, Jr., G
Keyen Green, Liberty, Soph., F
Jayda Worthy, Radford, Sr., F
Janayla White, Radford, Sr., F
Courtney Storey, Presbyterian, Sr., G
Ke'Asia Jackson, Charleston Southern, Jr., G
Summer Price, Campbell, Sr., G
Tierra Huntsman, Gardner-Webb, R-Sr., G
Khalia Webb, UNC Asheville, Sr., G
MaKala Rouse, Campbell, Sr., G