March 18, 2015
THE FLATS – After finishing his high school career with a state championship and being named all-class player of the year in Georgia, Tadric Jackson put together a solid freshman campaign in which he started the last six games of the season.
The 6-2 guard played 131 total minutes, averaging 9.8 points, and was Tech’s second-leading scorer over that stretch. He hit 22-for-69 from the floor (31.9 pct.) with 12 assists and four turnovers.
Jackson scored 16 points (6-for-15 FG, two 3s) against Boston College in the ACC Tournament, one point shy of his season high of 17 against Marquette (7-for-15) on Nov. 27 in the Orlando Classic. He played a career-high 34 minutes against North Carolina on March 3, scoring nine points and grabbing a season-best seven rebounds (3 assists, 1 turnover).
Jackson averaged 15 minutes and 5.4 points for the season, mostly off the bench (15.3 mpg, 4.2 ppg in ACC games). He had three double-digit games against ACC teams, including 12 on Feb. 28 at Clemson and 10 off the bench at Virginia Tech.
Shoe Size: 13
Roommate: Marcus Georges-Hunt, Demarco Cox, Josh Heath
Three Words That Describe Me: bold, quiet and outgoing
Favorite Food: chicken and broccoli casserole
Favorite Late Night Snack: yogurt
Meal I Prepare Most Often: peanut butter and jelly sandwich
Favorite Spot on Campus: gym
Favorite Childhood Activity: kickball
Favorite TV Channel: ESPN
Celebrity Crush: Meagan Good
Biggest Fear: god, spiders
Favorite Sports Movie: Love & Basketball
Favorite Non-Sports Movie: White House Down
Best Sports Talent Besides Basketball: Baseball
Favorite Pro Athlete: LeBron James
Favorite Georgia Tech Sport to Watch: basketball, baseball
Most Memorable Sports Moment: hitting three home runs in one baseball game
Pregame Ritual: Pray and don’t talk! Play the game before it even happens.
My Focus This Summer: to get a little better every day
Favorite Coach Gregory Phrase: “My goal for you is to get better at something every single day.”
What I Like Most About Georgia Tech: great environment