SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The Indiana University South Bend men's basketball team has added a duo from the Northern Lakes Conference in Rashaan Jackson of Warsaw High School and Alex Clark of Wawasee High School.
Jackson is a 6'3" guard from Warsaw, Indiana, where he helped the Tigers to a NLC Championship under the direction of head coach, Doug Ogle while earning an All-NLC selection, honorable mention All-State, as well as honorable mention All-Academic honors. While at Warsaw, Jackson also excelled in the long jump for the Tigers' track and field team.
"Rashaan is a very good addition to our program," said Coach Cooper. "He is a very strong, athletic, perimeter player that can score off the dribble, shoot the three, and has the potential to be a great defender. His size, athleticism, and skill set will allow him to play a few different positions, and we are looking forward to seeing how many ways we can take advantage of his versatility over the next four years. He is also an outstanding student, and a great kid who we think will help make our program better on and off the court."
Clark comes to South Bend from Wawasee High School where he averaged 15 points and four rebounds per game while shooting 46 percent from the floor and 81 percent from the free throw line under head coach, Steve Wiktorowski. Those numbers earned Clark an All-NLC selection along with an honorable mention All-State selection. The 6'3" guard finished his prep career with 967 points.
"Alex is a kid with a lot of potential," stated Cooper. "He is a physically strong guard who can score a lot of different ways. His high school team was very young this year, and as a result he was asked to do a lot of different things for them which helped him grow a lot as a player. He is a good player right now, but we think his best years are still ahead of him. He is a high-character kid, and a very good student in the classroom. As he grows in our program, I think he will have a very good four years here, and help make us a better team."