Texas A&M Basketball: Highlights of Quenton Jackson’s POTW

Quenton Jackson, Texas A&M basketball Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports
Quenton Jackson, Texas A&M basketball Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports /

The Texas A&M basketball is doing what virtually nobody thought was possible just a couple of weeks ago — they’re making a run at the NCAA Tournament. After an eight-game losing streak, the Aggies capped off their season by winning five of their past six games.

One player has stepped up in a big way during that stretch.

That player, in fact, has played well enough to earn the SEC’s Player of the Week award after a couple of elite performances. According to Craig Pinkerton, Quenton Jackson has earned this after Texas A&M’s contests against Alabama and Mississippi State.

These are the highlights of Texas A&M basketball star Quenton Jackson’s SEC Player of the Week performances

You can spread a wide umbrella when looking to credit A&M’s improvements. That said, Quenton Jackson has been the undeniable alpha dog of this team. The Aggie guard is currently averaging a team-high 14.5 points per game.

In the past week, he upped that number, dropping 23 points per contest along with 2.5 steals per game. Here are some interesting facts, according to Pinkerton.

"He converted 71.4 percent (15-of-21) of his field goal attempts and 60 percent (3-of-5) of his 3-pointers on the week. Jackson scored a game-high 28 points in the victory over No. 25 Alabama. The 28 points were the most by an Aggie against a ranked team since Danuel House had 32 against Kentucky in the 2016 SEC Tournament Championship Game. He added 18 points and four steals against Mississippi State. Jackson has scored in double figures in the last 13 games."

Jackson is stepping up at the right time, as he’ll look to guide his team back into the NCAA Tournament bubble.

The Aggies will not likely win the competition, but the SEC Tournament will give the Aggies a great opportunity to build their NCAA Tournament resume. If A&M can knock off one of the better teams, they’ll have another ranked win. This will help build on a resume that has just a single ranked win — this one came against No. 25 Alabama last week.

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This is a crucial stretch for A&M — can Quenton Jackson step up and guide his team to the big dance?