Latrobe set launch to from downtown with Jackson

20.12.2016

Energy Basketball is excited to announce its first key signing for the 2017 BigV Season, with Southern Mississippi’s (NCAA Div 1 | Conference USA) Kourtlin Jackson to join the Energy Division One Men in early February.

Jackson, a 6'4" Shooting Guard comes to Energy after 2 years at Iowa State and a senior year at Southern Mississippi, where he averaged 14.5pts, 4.6rebs and 43% from the three point line.

In his senior year, Jackson scored 20+ points in 8 of his games, including an astonishing 40 point performance in his final game.


In 2016, Kourtlin was drafted to the NBA D League by the Reno BigHorns with the 8th pick in the 3rd round.


Energy head coach, Jason Sutherland said, “Kourtlin will be an excellent addition to the core group that we have retained for the upcoming season. He is a versatile player, who is a proven scorer in Div 1 College.”


When asked what he would bring to the team in 2017, Sutherland noted Jackson’s ability to make 3 pointers and play intense basketball: “His ability to shoot the 3 consistantly will be a huge asset for our team.  Kourtlin's experince playing in elite college conferences will bring an intensity that will greatly benefit our Latrobe City line up”


On coming to Australia, Jackson said, “Coming to Australia is a great opportunity. I have had a long journey with my college basketball career and I'm ready for the next step. I have heard nothing but good things about the program and I'm excited to get things started".


Kourtlin arrives in Australia in early February to prepare for the 2017 BigV Season which tips off in March.

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