Texas A&M Basketball: Quenton Jackson’s return vital to Aggies’ success

Quenton Jackson, Texas A&M Basketball Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports
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Texas A&M Basketball fans might not recognize many players on their favorite team when the Aggies march out onto the court in 2021. Buzz Williams saw nine of his players enter the transfer portal thus far in the offseason while bringing in a handful of new players.

Most notably, the Aggies will be bringing in Manny Obaseki, a highly-rated recruit who dipped just outside of 5-star status in the most recent update to the rankings. Regardless of the number given to him, he’ll be a huge contributor to this basketball team.

He will be complemented by Henry Coleman, a former Duke Basketball player who was considered one of the best transfer targets in the portal. This was a huge land for Buzz Williams, as the former Blue Devil could find significant playing time in College Station.

The Texas A&M Basketball team got a key returning player for 2021

Uncharacteristically for this team, the Aggies actually received another commitment over the weekend. As opposed to a new player coming in, however, this commitment came from a player who was already part of the Aggies basketball team. That player was Quenton Jackson.

Quenton Jackson was a rare case of a player who could score the ball consistently on a 2020 Aggies team that struggled to put the ball in the bucket. This poor scoring translated to the 319th-ranked offense in the country. That is not a typo, the offense was that bad.

On that team, there were only two players who scored in double digits — Emanuel Miller and Quenton Jackson. Miller transferred out — he’ll be playing basketball at TCU next fall — while Jackson recently made the decision to return to College Station, making him the team’s highest-scoring returning player.

He announced his return via Twitter:

While there are a handful of promising recruits that are already poised to join the team in College Station, Quenton Jackson will bring another type of value to the team. As a super-senior, he has more experience than anybody else on the team and could become a second coach on the court and a huge leader.

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In a 2021 season that could start with a lot of confusion and a large learning curve, he’ll be the anchor that keeps this team even-keeled.