Former Boston College Eagles guard Lonnie Jackson will transfer to Boise State for his final year of eligibility, according to Josh Gershon of Scout.com.
— Josh Gershon (@JoshGershon) May 4, 2015
Jackson only appeared in three games last season due to a leg injury, failing to score and putting up less than a rebound or an assist across 8.7 minutes per game. In his time at BC, the shooter posted eight points per game while making 39 percent of his field goal attempts and 38.6 percent of his threes. Jackson is also ninth on BC’s all-time list of three-pointers made.
He will now transfer from a program that has failed to make the NCAA tournament since 2009 to one that has made it to the First Four in two of the last three seasons. Boise State went 25-9 (14-4 Mountain West) last season and ranked 86th in the nation in scoring, so adding the 6’4″ shooter from Valencia, California could very well help them get over the hump and back into the main event of the big dance for the first time since 2008.
Boston College, on the other hand, will look to continue trying to right the ship after going 13-19 (4-14 ACC) last year.
Either way, no matter how you look at it, this is a great move for Jackson as he looks to close out his college career with a bang.
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