Yellow Jackets look to create a perfect storm in the ACC Tournament
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Tech’s senior guard made a significant jump in contribution in 2016-17, looking to make a similar leap as a senior
Photos from Georgia Tech men's basketball vs. Wake Forest - Saturday, March 3, 2018
Georgia Tech vs. Clemson (USATSI) Men's Basketball
Photos from Georgia Tech men's basketball vs. Virginia - Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018
Photos from Georgia Tech men's basketball vs. Virginia Tech - Saturday Feb. 17, 2018
Georgia Tech @ Wake Forest
Top high school guard in the state of Georgia who wound up playing 131 games in four seasons at Tech, second-most all-time, and became a 1,000-point scorer ... Developed into a top reserve capable of high-scoring games with the ability to carry the team for stretches ... Left-handed guard with the ability to score in a variety of ways, explode to the basket, create for others, and defend with intensity ... Twice made the ACC All-Academic team ... Finished his career with 1,136 points, tied for 35th place on Tech's all-time scoring list, and 102 three-point field goals ... Scored in double figures off the bench in 37 games during his career, 28 since the beginning of his junior season ... Scored or assisted on two buzzer-beating baskets his last two years ... Scored the game-winning layup at the buzzer against Northwestern his senior year, and assisted on Josh Okogie's winning layup in his junior season against Notre Dame.
2017-18 - Game-by-Game Statistics
Named ACC sixth man of the year of the year by HoopsHD.com ... Picked up where he left off from his junior season after sitting out the season's first three games on an NCAA suspension ... Averaged a career-high 12.7 points for the season (10.6 in ACC games), hitting double digits in 21 games ... Went out by matching his career high of 29 points against Boston College in the ACC Tournament (previous 29 also came against Boston College his junior season at home), matched his career high of five assists and committed no turnovers in 37 minutes ... Scored 26 points in an early-season loss at Wofford, 22 against NC State on March 1 ... Finished the season with six straight double-figure games ... Played majority of possessions in last five games at point guard, logging the most minutes played of any games in his career (38 at Virginia, 40 at Clemson, 39 vs. NC State, 35 vs. Wake Forest, 37 vs. Boston College) ... Averaged a team-high 18.2 ppg over that stretch, 33.3 percent on threes, 17 assists • Averaged a career-best 3.7 rebounds, twice his career average coming into this season (career-high nine vs. Coppin State and Notre Dame)
2016-17 - Game-by-Game Statistics
One of the top sixth men in the ACC, averaging 12.1 points (third on the team) while hitting 44.6 percent from the floor and 32.5 from behind the three-point line (came into the season with career norms of 5.0 ppg, 32.2 pct. FG and 21.9 pct. on 3s) ... One of only four reserves in Tech history to average in double figures, had the highest average since Glen Rice, Jr. (13.0 ppg) in 2011-12 ... Named to the NIT all-tournament team after averaging 14.0 points in the tournament and scoring 31 total in the two games in New York (12-22 FG, 3-6 on 3s) ... Runner-up for the ACC's Sixth Man Award ... Established career highs for a season in every statistical category ... Surpassed 700 points for his career against Indiana ... Reached double figures in 23 games, including 11 ACC games ... Had 13 double-figure efforts in Tech's last 16 games, including 20-plus points four times - 20 (9-17 FG) at Notre Dame, 20 (8-15 FG) vs. Syracuse, a career-high 29 vs. Boston College and 25 vs. Notre Dame (Jan. 28) ... Hit 12 of 21 shots from the floor (both career highs) vs. BC ... 20 of his points came in the second half as Tech rallied from an eight-point deficit ... Second-most points by a reserve in the ACC this season ... Hit 11 of 19 from the floor in Tech's win over Notre Dame ... Grabbed the rebound off the Fighting Irish's last-shot miss and fed Josh Okogie for the game-winning basket ... Scored seven points in Tech's 15-2 run to take control of the game in the first half ... Scored 24 points in Tech's overtime win at VCU in December, 19 of those points came after halftime, including a three on the OT period
2015-16 - Game-by-Game Statistics
Averaged 4.7 points per game, sixth on the team, and hit 27.7 percent on threes ... Converted 46.2 percent from inside the arc ... Last 4 games of the season: 6.8 ppg, 10-for-14 from the floor, 4-for-7 beyond the arc ... Five double-figure games in 2015-16 ... Scored 11 points on 4-for-4 shooting against Virginia in the ACC Tournament ... Put two quality games back-to-back - season-high 15 points vs. Duke followed by 13 vs. Miami ... 11-for-22 from the floor combined ... 0-for-6 on threes vs. Duke, but went 2-for-4 vs. Miami ... cored 14 points at Georgia, 11 in the season opener against Cornell ... Hit three threes at Georgia, matching a career high set early his freshman year against Rhode Island ... Scored seven points against Villanova ... Hit a pair of threes and shot 4-for-6 from the floor for season-high 11 points, two assists and no turnovers against Cornell ... Had just 30 turnovers this season and 44 assists (13.8 minutes per game) ... Averaged 14.0 points, third-highest on the team, over three games on Tech's summer trip to the Bahamas, hitting 42.5 percent from the floor and 5-of-16 on threes ... High game was 21 in second game win over Providence Storm (8-13 FG, 2-6 on 3s).
2014-15 - Game-by-Game Statistics
Made the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... Wing guard who struggled to put the ball in the basket from the outside but found other ways to score ... Started Tech's last six games, replacing Chris Bolden, playing 131 total minutes and averaging 9.8 points, Tech's second-leading scorer over that stretch ... Hit 22-for-69 from the floor (31.9 pct.) with 12 assists and four turnovers ... Scored 16 points (6-for-15 FG, two 3s) against Boston College in the ACC Tournament, one point shy of his season high of 17 against Marquette (7-for-15) on Nov. 27 in the Orlando Classic ... Played a career-high 34 minutes against North Carolina on March 3, scoring nine points and grabbing a season-best seven rebounds (3 assists, 1 turnover) ... Averaged 15 minutes and 5.4 points for the season, mostly off the bench (15.3 mpg, 4.2 ppg in ACC games) ... Had three double-digit games against ACC teams, including 12 on Feb. 28 at Clemson ... Also scored 10 off the bench at Virginia Tech ... Had six double-digit games altogether this season ... Scored 12 each vs. Appalachian State and Dayton ... Scored 12 points total in Orlando Classic wins against Rider and Rhode Island, going 10-for-11 from the free throw line to help Tech salt away those wins.
Came to Tech on the heels of winning a class 6A state championship with Tift County High School and being named all-class Player of the Year in the state ... Under coach Eric Holland, earned all-state honors four straight years, helping Tift County to four regional championships and 101 wins ... Also made the MaxPreps 2013-14 All-America team ... A 4-star prospect ranked as high as 68th nationally in the class of 2014 (by ESPN.com) and rated the top guard in the state by national recruiting analyst Justin Young on Hoopseen.com ... Rated 14th nationally at his position ... Led Tift County to the class 6A state championship in 2014 with a 29-3 record and was named all-class Player of the Year in Georgia by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... Averaged 18.9 points and 4.0 rebounds per game as a senior, but became more of a complete player, averaging five fewer shots per game with big improvements in assists (3.6 per game) and on the defensive end ... Scored 15 points with five assists in the championship game in Macon, 35 with three assists the semi-final win, which was played at McCamish Pavilion ... Averaged 15.4 points a game as a junior, and helped Tift County to a 26-5 record and a state ranking of No. 3 ... Also played for the Georgia Stars AAU team.
Gave up football to concentrate on hoops early in his high school career, but was considered one of Georgia's top quarterback prospects following promising freshman and sophomore campaigns.
Full name is Tadric Dre'von Jackson ... First name pronounced "TODD-rick" ... Born October 26, 1994 in Fort Polk, La. ... Son of Natasha Jackson ... Comes from a family of six children ... Majoring in business administration, scheduled to graduate in May, 2018.