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Male Athlete of the Week
Paul Jackson--M.L. KING
by Maurice Dixon
October 29, 2013 03:03 PM | 797 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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MAOW senior Paul Jackson
Staff / Katherine Frye / MAOW senior Paul Jackson
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M.L. King senior Paul Jackson is ready to lead the Lions from the point guard position one last time.

“I’m expecting Paul to do miraculous things,” M.L. King coach Eddie Johnson said. “He’s capable of doing anything he puts his mind to. He puts people in their place as far as where they belong on the floor. He sees what is going to happen before it happens. I’m excited for the season to start so I can see exactly what he is going to do.”

“Coach Johnson expects me to be a leader and push my team to get better and better every day and push the team to achieve more than we did last year,” said Jackson, who averaged 13 points and seven assists last season.

Jackson is also eager to put into action what he has been working on this offseason.

“I can shoot the 3 ball and get to rack but I didn’t have a medium so I’ve been trying to perfect my mid-range game,” he said.

“He’s one of the best guards I’ve seen in the area and is pretty much unstoppable at getting inside the paint,” Johnson said.

Jackson’s ability to break down defenses has programs on the next level interested in his services. He said Loyola Marymount, LIU Brooklyn, Boston University and Utah Valley State are high on his list.

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