RAPID CITY --- South Dakota School of Mines men’s basketball
head coach Jason Henry is pleased to announce the signing of the newest Hardrocker
student-athlete recruit, Jaisean Jackson from Centennial, Colo.
Jackson is a 6-foot shooting guard who played his prep ball
for the Eaglecrest High School Raptor and helped his team to a 19-7 overall
record and were ranked fourth in the state of Colorado during his senior year.
“We are very excited to have Jaisean in our program. He will
be a combo guard. He has the ability to play the point but right now he is more
comfortable at the off-guard position,” Henry said. “He can break guys down off
the dribble and score at the basket but is also able to knock it down from
behind the arch.”
In his final season of high school hoops, Jackson averaged
13.7 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.2 steals per game. He shot 50
percent from the field and made good on 32 percent of his attempts from the
“He’s pretty athletic and can do a number of different
things on the offense and defensive ends. We are looking for bright things in
the future for Jaisean in the Hardrocker men’s basketball program,” Henry
While attending South Dakota School of Mines, Jackson plans
to pursue a degree in Industrial Engineering.
Founded in 1885 SD Mines is a science and engineering
research university located in Rapid City, S.D, offering bachelor’s, master’s
and doctoral degrees. For the 2013-1014 academic year, the university
enrolled 2,640 students from 45 states and 37 countries, with a
student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1. The average starting salary for graduates is
$62,020 with a 98 percent placement rate.