BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – After averaging 18.5 points, six rebounds and three assists per game in wins over Florida and at Georgia, Mississippi State’s Rickea Jackson was named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week, as announced by the league office on Tuesday.
The freshman forward dropped a career-high 20 points on 9-of-11 shooting and added seven boards and three assists against the Gators. She followed that game up by posting an all-around performance on the road at Georgia with 17 points, five rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a steal. Jackson had five points in the final 3:10 to play in the game and knocked down all three of her free throws to prevent any chances of a rally by Georgia.
Jackson currently leads SEC freshmen in scoring during conference play and is tied for second in rebounding. She has been on fire recently, scoring in double figures in five straight games and 11 times this year. During the last five games, she is pacing the 13th-ranked Bulldogs in scoring at 17 points per game.
The Detroit, Michigan, native, is the first State player to earn the award since Teaira McCowan on Dec. 1, 2015.
For more on Jackson's honor, see Wednesday's Starkville Daily News.