UTEP's Stefon Jackson Earns First Team All-Conference USA Accolades

March 10, 2008

UTEP junior guard Stefon Jackson was appointed first team All-Conference USA on Monday.

He is UTEP's second first team All-Conference USA player, joining John Tofi who was recognized in 2006.

Joining Jackson on the first team are Memphis' Chris Douglas-Roberts and Derrick Rose, UAB's Robert Vaden and Houston's Robert McKiver.

The 6-5, 185-pound Jackson leads Conference USA and ranks sixth nationally in scoring, averaging 24.4 points per game. He is also second in the country in free throw attempts (296) and third in free throws made (216). Jackson is fifth in C-USA in minutes per game (34.6), 11th in steals (1.3 spg), 14th in field goal percentage (.470) and tied for 15th in rebounding (5.7 rpg).

He has scored 20 points or more in 22 of 29 games this season, with five 30-point games - the most by a Miner since Nate Archibald had six in 1968-69. Jackson has the sixth-best point total in school history with 707 this season. He is only the sixth UTEP player to score 700 points in a season, joining Jim Barnes, Antoine Gillespie, Tim Hardaway, Omar Thomas and Brandon Wolfram.

Jackson was a second team All-Conference selection last season.



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