South Georgia Tech’s Corbyn Jackson signs to play basketball with University of Arkansas Little Rock Trojans
Americus, GA – South Georgia Technical College sophomore men’s basketball player Corbyn Jackson, a 6’ 7” forward from Goochland, Virginia, signed a letter of intent to play basketball at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock, Arkansas.
South Georgia Technical College Jets head basketball coach Travis Garrett was on hand for the signing and congratulated Jackson on this opportunity. “This is a tremendous opportunity for Corbyn and I believe that he will do well at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock,” said Garrett. “We would like to thank him for his contributions to the South Georgia Technical College men’s basketball team this season and wish him the best of luck with the Trojans.”
Jackson played his high school ball in Virginia and signed to play his freshman season at Radford University in Virginia as a freshman. He averaged approximately 15 points a game and nearly 10 rebounds per contest in high school. He came to South Georgia Tech as a sophomore and averaged 11 points per game. He shot 46% from the field and 75% from the foul line.
“Jackson is a mixture of power and skill. He has the ability to score inside and out and will be a plus for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock,” said Garrett. “He also has the ability to dominate rebounding on both ends of the court.”
When asked why he chose to sign with the University of Arkansas Little Rock Trojans, Jackson replied, “I have a great relationship with the Coach and I feel like I can fit in and be a big help next season.”
Wes Flanigan was selected recently as the new head men’s basketball coach at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He has spent a total of five years with the program and served as associate head coach on the Trojans’ record-setting 2015-2016 team. He has also worked as a member of the staffs at Mississippi State, Nebraska and UAB.
The University of Arkansas Little Rock Trojans advanced to the NCAA Tournament last season and became the first team in the Sun Belt Conference history to win 30 games in a season.
South Georgia Technical College’s Jets finished the 2015 – 2016 season with a 15 – 16 overall record and advanced to the quarterfinals of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XVII tournament where they lost to South Georgia State College.