George Mason Patriots freshman swingman Isaiah Jackson has been released from his scholarship and will transfer. Jackson reported his decision to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.
George Mason wing Isaiah Jackson told ESPN he has his release and will transfer.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) May 18, 2015
In his lone season in Fairfax, the 6’6″, 207 pound Jackson averaged 8.7 points and 3.9 rebounds on 35 percent shooting while making 35.5 percent of his threes. Those numbers aren’t bad for a freshman, but George Mason struggled in his second Atlantic 10 season and fourth under recently fired coach Paul Hewitt, as the team went 9-22 (4-14 A-10) on the year. Rather than stick around and play for new coach Dave Paulsen, Jackson will transfer and sit out a year before resuming playing elsewhere.
The former two-star recruit out of The Villages Charter High School, near Orlando, Florida, attracted interest from schools like Georgia Southern and Middle Tennessee State before heading to George Mason, but Jackson has yet to give an indication as to where he will transfer.
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