25  Danté Jackson
Danté Jackson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Greenfield, Ohio

High School:
McClain

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 195

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
04/07/1988


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A WINNER: Helped Xavier compile a 107-32 (.770) record during his career, which left him and four-year teammate Joe Hughes one win shy of tying the school record (108) set by former teammate and 2010 graduate Jason Love...the 107 wins mark the second-highest total for any players in Xavier history...the seven NCAA Tournament wins by Jackson, Hughes and teammates were also just one shy of the eight recorded by Love and his teammates.

JACKSON TIED ANOTHER RECORD: Played in 137 career games, which is tied for the Xavier school record also held by B.J. Raymond (137 from 2005-09)...started the last 54 games and 88 games in his career.

FINDING HIS RANGE AS A SENIOR: Fifth on the team in scoring at 7.9 ppg., including his 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting against Charlotte on March 2 to go with seven rebounds and four steals and his 10-point game in the NCAA Second Round against Marquette...scored a career-high tying 19 points at Duquesne on Feb. 13 on the strength of 7-of-9 shooting from the field, including 4-of-6 from three-point range...hit at least two three-pointers in 16 games as a senior, including 11 games with three or more...scored nine points on three three-pointers at Georgia on Feb. 8...had an 11-point game against UMass on Jan. 12, a 14-point, four-assist game against Albany on Dec. 28 and an 11-point game against Florida on Dec. 31...contributed nine points, six rebounds and a career-high tying seven assists to the GW win on Jan. 26...scored 17 points against Wake Forest on Dec. 18 and Western Michigan on Nov. 12.

AS A JUNIOR (2009-10):: Ranked third in the Atlantic 10 in three-point shooting percentage at 40.1 percent (57-of-142)...hit 10-of-21 (.476) from three-point range over the last four games, including 8-of-18 (.444) in the NCAA Tournament...hit a couple of big three-pointers in the second half against Minnesota in the NCAA Tournament First Round win and three more in the big win over Pittsburgh in the NCAA Tournament Second Round...three of his five double-figure scoring games as a junior came in the last six games, including 11 points in the NCAA Regional Semifinal against Kansas State on March 25 on the strength of three three-pointers and 10 points in the Atlantic 10 Tournament Semifinals against Richmond on March 13...hit three three-pointers at La Salle, including the trey with 2:18 left that broke a 60-all tie and gave XU the lead for good...had nine games as a junior where he hit at least three three-pointers.

KEY IN THE ATLANTIC 10: Hit 31 of his 73 three-point shot attempts (.425) in Atlantic 10 play...tied a career high with eight rebounds against Saint Joseph's on Feb. 17 to go with five assists...scored a career-high 19 points this season in the win over Dayton on Jan. 16 at Cintas Center, while being voted the Blackburn/McCafferty MVP by the media...had 14 points and six assists in the win over Charlotte on Jan. 13.

JACKSON CAME UP BIG IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT: Averaged 10.0 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.3 steals for XU's three NCAA Tournament games...scored 13 points to go with three assists and a career-high tying four steals in the first round win over Portland State, while earning CBS/Chevrolet Game MVP honors.

2008-09: Started the last 11 games at point guard, averaging 7.8 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists and a 2.73-to-1.00 assist-to-turnover ratio for those starts...named Blackburn/McCafferty Game MVP by the media for the Dayton game on March 5 after scoring a team-high tying 14 points (XU's first 11 of the game) to go with a career-high eight rebounds...started the first 11 games of the season but had not started since the Dec. 23 Butler game until the season-ending stretch...made the most of his starting assignment against Fordham with 13 points, five rebounds, four assists and just one turnover...had 11 points, three rebounds and three assists against GW...led Xavier in assists at 2.7 per game, including six against Saint Louis and six more at Fordham, while adding 6.6 ppg. and 3.5 rpg., including six rebounds in the Robert Morris and Virginia Tech games...scored a career-high 15 points on the strength of a career-high tying three three-pointers at Cincinnati, tallying 13 big points in the first half that helped XU forge a 14-point halftime lead...scored 13 points to go with three assists and no turnovers at Virginia...scored 13 points and dished off a career-high seven assists in the win over Auburn...hit the buzzer-beater from halfcourt that lifted Xavier to the thrilling come-from-behind overtime win over Virginia Tech in the semifinals of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off...his shot made the top spot on ESPN SportsCenter's "Top 10" list and it was the "Call of the Day"...scored five of XU's 11 points in overtime, which accounted for his entire game total...came up with a big steal and turned it into a three-point play at the other end in the closing minutes against Memphis...had 14 points, four assists and three rebounds in a career-high 34 minutes against Toledo.

2007-08: Made one of the biggest shots of his young career in the NCAA Tournament when he nailed a three-pointer against Georgia that put XU ahead for good at 52-49 with 7:21 left...XU, which had trailed by 11 points with 16 minutes left, led the rest of the way after his trey...the shot was nominated for a Pontiac "Game Changing Performance"...also hit a big three-pointer late in regulation against West Virginia...made his first collegiate start in the regular season finale against Richmond...played in 35 games, averaging 10.4 minutes per game...logged 13.8 minutes per game over the last 13 games...has shown great improvement, especially on the defensive end...played 18 minutes against Duquesne, contributing four points and three rebounds...played well in 13 minutes at Saint Joseph's, contributing five points and two steals...had a big game against Dayton at Cintas Center, hitting a pair of three-pointers to go with two assists and a career-high four steals in 17 minutes...hit 15 of his last 33 three-point attempts (.455) after hitting just two of his first 13 attempts (.154) last season.

RECORD-SETTER AND A WINNER: Finished his career as McClain High School's all-time record holder for most points (2,423), rebounds (1,014), assists (502) and steals (312)...McClain posted a composite record of 85-12 during Jackson's four-year career, including three South Central Ohio League Championships, four Sectional Championships and two District Championships.

STELLAR SENIOR SEASON CAPPED OFF A DECORATED CAREER: Averaged 26.4 points, 11.5 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 3.6 steals a game as a senior, while leading McClain to a 23-1 record...McClain finished with a perfect 20-0 regular season record and was ranked number one in the Division II AP Final Poll...they were ranked number one every week of the poll...First Team All-Ohio as a sophomore, junior and senior...AP First Team All-District four years in a row, including AP District Player of the Year three times...as a junior he averaged 28.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 2.7 steals, while leading his team to a 21-2 record...basketball coach: Rick VanMatre.

PERSONAL: A liberal arts major...born April 7, 1988 in Columbus, Ohio...mother is Krista Toney Jackson.

CAREER HIGHS
Points 19 Twice; Most Recent at Duquesne (February 13, 2011)
Field Goals Made 7 vs. at Duquesne (February 13, 2011)
3-Pt Field Goals Made 5 vs. Dayton (January 16, 2010)
Free Throws Made 6 vs. Wake Forest (December 18, 2010)
Rebounds 8 Twice; most recent vs. Saint Joseph's (February 17, 2010)
Assists 7 Twice; Most Recent at Duquesne (February 13, 2011)
Blocks 2 vs. Saint Louis (February 5, 2011
Steals 5 vs. Wake Forest (December 18, 2010)

CAREER STATISTICS
Year GP-GS Min FG-A Pct 3FG-A Pct FT-A Pct Rbs-Avg PF A TO S Pts-Avg
2007-08 35-1 10.4 25-71 .352 17-46 .370 16-26 .615 40-1.1 48 20 21 22 83-2.4
2008-09 35-22 27.1 70-192 .365 42-125 .336 50-68 .735 121-3.5 84 94 69 45 232-6.6
2009-10 35-33 25.7 74-187 .396 57-142 .401 22-29 .759 113-3.2 94 78 63 38 227-6.5
2010-11 32-32 35.3 83-230 .361 56-170 .329 31-43 .721 100-3.1 86 63 40 41 253-7.9
TOTAL 137-88 24.4 252-680 .371 172-483 .356 119-166 .717 374-2.7 312 255 193 146 795-5.8
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