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PG C.J. Jackson (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by MD Buckeye, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    When Ohio State took the court last year for the first time, not many could have foreseen the way the season played out.

    Not only did the Buckeyes make it to the second round of the NCAA Tournament, they also fielded the best player in the Big Ten in Keita Bates-Diop, who is now on track to become late-first round draft pick in the upcoming NBA draft.

    In the second year of the Chris Holtmann era, the roster has undergone yet another major overhaul. Gone are Bates-Diop, Jae'Sean Tate, Kam Williams and Andrew Dakich, the veteran leaders of the resurgent Buckeyes. Ohio State has added a number of new pieces, including a top-25 recruiting class and Wake Forest grad-transfer Keyshawn Woods, who figures to factor in immediately in the backcourt.

    With all of these changes, it can be easy to forget about C.J. Jackson, who enters his third and final season as a Buckeye. After a rough first season with Ohio State in 2016-17, Jackson found success in the first year of the Holtmann era in Columbus, averaging 12.6 points and 3.9 assists per game.

    In 2017-18, Jackson was required to run the Ohio State offense at point guard without much depth behind him. Dakich provided some relief off the bench, but was limited athletically. Tate also ran some of the point, but lacked the ball-handling skills of a traditional guard, which hampered the offense in certain situations.

    This season, Jackson will have some help in this area.

    Woods is not a traditional point guard, but provides Holtmann with another quick, versatile ball-handler on the perimeter. Woods is able to create his own shot when needed, or create shots for others off of dribble penetration into the lane. If and when he and Jackson play together, this could greatly benefit the OSU veteran, who showed his talent as a spot-up shooter last year, connecting on 38 percent of his three-point shots.

    Jackson is not going to beat his man off the dribble often, but won't need to in order to score next year. If it's not Woods driving and kicking, it will be sophomore Kaleb Wesson dishing out of the post.

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  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.


    Profiling Huntington Bucks Go Pro interns


    C.J. Jackson, a rising senior on the men’s basketball team, is gaining applicable work experience this summer interning within the coaching division of Ohio State Athletics.

    As a Huntington Bucks Go Pro coaching intern, Jackson is currently working with the men’s lacrosse director of operations, Mark Bergey. This internship is the perfect way for him to put his degree (sport industry) into practice and learn from an accomplished athletics program.

    Jackson has been getting experience in the logistical side of the industry, assisting in budgeting, planning, and film preparation for the team. He will also get the opportunity to work with the women’s basketball program later in his internship.

    Long seasons and a tireless work ethic keep Jackson busy in the Schottenstein Center, and he says one of the biggest draws to the program was the chance to build relationships with other student-athletes.

    “My passions have always been centered around sports," Jackson said. "My major is sports industry, and I love basketball and Ohio State. Bucks Go Pro was the perfect way to mix my academic and athletic lives."

    "One of the best parts of being an Ohio State student-athlete is the opportunities we are lucky enough to get."

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  3. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    Last season, C.J. Jackson was tasked with a position change as he became Ohio State's primary point guard, replacing the departed JaQuan Lyle.

    For his final act in 2018-19, Jackson must now replace the likes of Jae'Sean Tate and Keita Bates-Diop as the Buckeyes' primary leader, as Ohio State has seen four seniors move on from last year's squad.

    Entering his third and final season as a Buckeye, Jackson said June 13 that he has been working on being that better leader during the offseason, both on and off the court. He spent time with an Athletes in Action group in early June in an effort to improve his leadership qualities.

    "The coaches sent me to basically be a leader for this team. I really liked the experience," Jackson said. "To hear other perspectives from guys at other schools, it was interesting to see how they perceived things on their teams, and how I can bring that back to our team."

    The trip to Xenia, Ohio with the Athletes in Action group was not only beneficial for Jackson to learn other ideas, but also to get out of his own comfort zone. Having played behind a number of veterans for the entirety of his Buckeye career, Jackson said he needed a little push to be thrust to the front of the line as Ohio State's veteran presence.

    "Just to get out of myself a little bit," Jackson said. "I have been – I don't want to say taking a back seat – but I have been not really vocal at practice and off the court, so this kind of helped me see where my strengths are as a leader and what I need to work on."

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  4. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    DUNK CITY, OHIO. When Chris Holtmann and his staff hit the road recruiting and leave their team behind, it's probably a little too much to ask for those elite athletes to refrain from throwing down during practice.

    As someone who can barely touch the net, I was thoroughly impressed that nobody missed a single dunk throughout the entire lengthy video. Even the self-tossed alley-oops were perfect.

    I think it's safe to say Ohio State basketball is fun again.

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    C J Jackson: We are the “DUNK”eyes

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  5. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

    Kaleb Wesson's expanding game and more Ohio State basketball observations ahead of Buckeyes' Spain trip
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  6. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

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  7. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.


    CJ JACKSON BREAKOUT YEAR. For about a year, I've been of the opinion that C.J. Jackson was the most important player on the Buckeye basketball team, even if he wasn't the best.

    This year, he might have to be both.


    It’s usually wise to pick a breakout candidate off of a Chris Holtmann-led team. Keita Bates-Diop exploded last year. The Buckeyes were one of the most pleasantly surprising teams in college basketball, but they lost a lot in the offseason.

    Jackson is the most important piece who returns. He averaged 12.6 points on 41.6 percent shooting and 37.9 percent from 3. Ohio State welcomes talented recruits and transfers, but it feels like Jackson will be a primary offensive option.

    He’s small, but other than that, Jackson has plenty going for him. His pull-up 3 is legitimate and he beats defenders off the dribble with ease. Jackson averaged 3.9 assists as a sophomore, a solid clip for a guy who was sharing the ball-handling duties. He could average something like 15 points and five assists as a junior.

    Jackson is legit, but I think he's even better when he's able to play off the ball as a shooting guard. And no disrespect to Andrew Dakich, but Ohio State really didn't have anybody else to play the point last year. With Keyshawn Woods joining the team this year, that's now an option.

    In any case, I don't think it's even worth worrying about quite yet. My early #take on Chris Holtmann is you can take your preseason expectations for this team and just add about five wins to it.

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  8. wigmon

    wigmon Sophmore

    "He could average something like 15 points and five assists as a junior."

    Um, he's a senior this year. He averaged about 12.5 and 3.8 assists as a junior.
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  9. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    season starts tomorrow bump!
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  10. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Clutch again. Big 3, bank shot and 2 FT in second half
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  11. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 Urban Renewal Project

    Article is spot on. He's matured so much and totally balling. I'm super impressed
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  12. Systems_id

    Systems_id Senior

    Said it in the thread that he's come a long ways.
  13. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

    Have a season, young man! Great work so far. Looking forward to CJ's play.
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  14. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  15. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Love this kid!
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