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Palmer's Reggie Jackson named Gatorade Boys Basketball Player of Year

March 19, 2008
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photo - Reggie Jackson has committed to play basketball at Boston College. Photo by CAROL LAWRENCE, THE GAZETTE
Reggie Jackson has committed to play basketball at Boston College. Photo by CAROL LAWRENCE, THE GAZETTE 

Palmer senior standout Reggie Jackson is the 2007-08 Gatorade Colorado Boys Basketball Player of the Year, it was announced Wednesday.

The 6-foot-4 senior has signed a national letter of intent to play men's basketball at Boston College.

"It's a great honor," Jackson said in a phone interview. "To even be included among some of the great players in this state is a great honor in itself."

Jackson, who maintains a 3.22 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale, is a member of the student council.

He volunteers as a youth basketball camp counselor and mentors incoming Palmer freshmen as part of the school's Link Crew.

Jackson, who averaged 29.6 points and 7.9 rebounds<NO1><NO>, led the Terrors (24-3) to the 5A state semifinals.

Past Gatorade state boys honorees include Levi Knutson of Arapahoe, 2006-07; and Matt Bouldin, ThunderRidge, 2004-05 and 2005-06.

Jackson is a finalist for the national award to be announced this month.

The award, which recognizes athletic excellence, good academics and character on and off the court, is co-sponsored by Rise Magazine.

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