Wednesday , Jul , 21 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Jackson granted another year by NCAA

Charleston, SC (Sports Network) – College of Charleston forward Bernard
Jackson received some good news Wednesday as the NCAA granted him another year
of eligibility.

Jackson missed two seasons with knee injuries. He was sidelined for the
1999-2000 season as a freshman at Florida State, then transferred to
Charleston. Jackson was out all but two games in 2001-02 with a torn ACL.

The 6-foot-6, 230-pound Jackson helped the Cougars to a 20-9 record last
season and the school’s sixth consecutive Southern Conference South Division
title.

“To finally be healthy and have a chance to come back and play another season
is tremendous,” said Jackson. “We have a lot of new faces and a good core of
returning players and I’m just thankful the NCAA gave me this chance to go out
this year and have fun and help this team be successful on the court.”

He played in 29 games last season, averaging 5.8 points and 4.2 rebounds per
contest. Jackson started the final three games of the season and recorded 12.7
points and 9.3 rebounds per outing.

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