Jackson State's Center Angel Jackson Selected By The Las Vegas Aces In The WNBA Draft

Angel Jackson is the second JSU player selected in the WNBA in three years.
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Jackson State's center Angel Jackson was selected as the 36th overall draft pick in the third round by the reigning WNBA champions, Las Vegas Aces. She becomes the second player from Tomekia Reed's program to be drafted by a WNBA team.


"I'm extremely excited for Angel," Coach Tomekia Reed told HBCU Legends. "She has always reminded me of a pro athlete with her abilities to score from the outside being 6'6. I totally believe she will have an amazing career at the next level. She has great abilities in protecting the basket as a shot blocker, she runs the floor well and she has done an amazing job playing against P5 opponents. She's versatile being able to play facing the basket and playing with her back to the basket. She's a true pro. I'm excited for her and this opportunity. She's another great representation for our HBCU community and for Jackson State." JSU Coach Tomekia Reed to HBCU Legends

Angel Jackson
Mar 23, 2024; Storrs, Connecticut, USA; Jackson State Lady Tigers guard Angel Jackson (15) defends / David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Jackson is a premier defender. The 6-foot-6 center transferred from USC to JSU in 2022, playing in 31 games with 26 starts the first season.

During her career at Jackson State, the two-time SWAC Defensive Player of the Year averaged 9.6 points and 7.0 rebounds. Jackson posted 171 blocks and 42 steals in 64 games with the Lady Tigers.

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