Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

August 19, 2013

Jaguars tap into international pipeline once again

Jay Neal
Jacksonville Daily Progress

JACKSONVILLE —

 

The Jacksonville College men's basketball team could be one of Region XIV's more geographically diverse squads this season.

JC head coach Jody Bailey added the third player with international roots on Sunday when the final paperwork was processed for Tevin Jackson, who is from Perth, Western Australia.

Jackson joins fellow newcomer Jake Eynon, a product of Great Britain, and Deng Leek.

Deek is originally from Republic of Sudan but prepped in North Carolina.

Jackson stands 6-foot-4 and can be utilized as a guard or forward.

He is a graduate of Willetton Senior High who also played on the Perry Lakes Hawks team.

Tevin is an extremely fast,” Bailey said. “He is a special player that brings versatility to our roster.

“Also, I love his character and his attitude. He's a son of a coach who has spent many, many hours in a gymnasium.”

Bailey said that he hopes to add one more player, possibly an international talent, before classes begin on Thursday.