Lonnie Jackson Signs with Boise State
May 13, 2015

BOISE, Idaho - Boise State men's basketball signed Lonnie Jackson to a Financial Aid Contract, head coach Leon Rice announced Wednesday. Jackson spent the last four years at Boston College and will be eligible immediately upon earning his undergraduate degree. Jackson will be a redshirt senior in 2015-16.

"Lonnie is a great addition to the Bronco basketball family," said Rice. "He is the type of player on and off the court who we feel can help us compete for another Mountain West championship."

A 6-foot-4 shooting guard, Jackson ranks No. 9 all-time at Boston College with 175 made three-pointers in his career. He scored 748 points in his first three seasons as an Eagle. Jackson saw action in just three games as a senior in 2014-15, before his season was cut short due to a lower leg injury. He was granted a medical hardship, allowing him a fifth year of eligibility.

"Lonnie played a lot of minutes and produced in one of the top conferences in college basketball," said Rice. "We love to shoot the three and we are getting one of the best three-point shooters in the country. As someone we targeted coming out of high school, Lonnie brings a lot besides shooting the ball that will make the Broncos fun to watch next season."

Jackson appeared in 96 games for Boston College, making 55 starts. He averaged 7.8 points per game in his career, including a career-best 8.7 per game as a sophomore. Jackson's sophomore year of 2012-13 saw him rank sixth in the Atlantic Coast Conference with in three-pointers made per game (2.0), including a single-game high of seven.

He becomes the fourth active Bronco who has made at least six three-pointers in a Division I game, joining Anthony Drmic, Nick Duncan and James Webb III.

A native of Valencia, Calif., Jackson was a standout at Valencia High School where he set the school scoring record. He also teamed with former Bronco Ryan Watkins in the Pump `n' Run AAU program, leading Double Pump Elite to the title at the 2010 Adidas Super 64 Tournament in Las Vegas.

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