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Willie Jackson on his rebounding

Posted on: December 6, 2018 at 13:08:42 CT
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“It’s just a pride thing for me,” Jackson said. “Being able to out-rebound guys is something I really take pride in. It’s kind of developed over the years. In high school you weren’t really thinking about offensive rebounds, you were just trying to pad your stats. It came over time, especially coming here. Coach was really on me about it, because he feels I’m one of the best rebounders if not the best rebounder in the country.”

Toledo coach Tod Kowalczyk says he is impressed with the attitude that Jackson possesses in embracing rebounding as a way to help out the team.

“His goal for himself personally is to lead the league in offensive rebounding,” Kowalczyk said. “What an unbelievably selfless goal that is. He has an unbelievable knack for rebounding the ball. He has great athleticism. He has tremendous hands. And he’s one of the smartest players we’ve had here. He understands where the ball is coming off and goes and gets it. That’s a talent, there is no question about it.”

“I’ve seen guys miss shots so I know where it’s going to come off,” Jackson said. ”It’s just reps. It’s just like when you are putting up shots. It’s the same thing with rebounding. Most basketball players don’t do workouts just on rebounding – just to know where the ball is going to come off at or if you are supposed to come down with it or tip it back. I do workouts on that and it’s something I really take pride in.”

To call Jackson solely a rebounder doesn’t do him justice as he is the third-leading scorer on the team this season at 12.1 points per game. He is shooting 58.7 percent from the field and in eight games, he has notched five double-doubles.

“He takes high percentage shots and plays within himself and within the system,” Kowalczyk said. “He’s really a good passer and a good playmaker and he doesn’t do things he’s not good at.”

Jackson, who transferred from Missouri and had to sit out half of last season, says this is what he envisioned his role would be when he came to Toledo.

“When I came here I was just big on Coach K’s plan and whatever he had planned for me,” Jackson said. “Double-doubles is what it has been looking like, so that’s what I’ve been going with.”
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Willie Jackson on his rebounding - FIJItiger MU - 12/6 13:08:42
     riveting content - Jeff85 MU - 12/6 14:09:24
     was it Jackson or Allen that were always in the right - TigerA MU - 12/6 13:23:27
          Replace always with occasionally and you nailed it. (nm) - go tigers MU - 12/6 19:50:49
          Allen (nm) - FIJItiger MU - 12/6 13:26:20
               PFHB (nm) - TheWildcat MU - 12/6 13:43:27
                    I assume most users block your responses via Tigernuts app(nm) - FIJItiger MU - 12/6 13:46:55
                         No you don't (nm) - TheWildcat MU - 12/6 13:53:25
                              Agreed, they do. - feej(nm) - Mizzmi27 MU - 12/6 14:17:50
                                   RE: Agreed, they do. - feej(nm) - MidMoBaller4Life MU - 12/6 15:01:46
                                        Lol(nm) - TheWildcat MU - 12/6 15:18:44
          Allen(nm) - TheWildcat MU - 12/6 13:25:21
          He recruited good mid-major talent. Jackson is clearly - StaleyTiger MU - 12/6 14:16:01
          Almost all of his players would have been good - wu-tangtiger MU - 12/6 13:34:19
               His first team had JW3, Wes Clark, Gant, and Isabell - FIJItiger MU - 12/6 13:39:53
                    Every one of whom had a redshirt season, and none of whom - MNTIGER MU - 12/6 20:26:53
                         Good post.(nm) - sprintcar STL - 12/7 08:14:49
                    Wright's never been a top 3 player. (nm) - Uncle John MU - 12/6 16:48:42
                         He will top 1000 career points - wu-tangtiger MU - 12/6 20:08:02
                    No - wu-tangtiger MU - 12/6 13:44:06
                         RE: No - FIJItiger MU - 12/6 13:48:22
                              Clark ties for 3rd in scoring at Buffalo - wu-tangtiger MU - 12/6 13:52:14
                         J3 has played minutes in the NBA. He could be the guy. (nm) - TheWildcat MU - 12/6 13:45:24
                              J3 was good but was incapable of mentally handling being - alwaysright MU - 12/7 08:58:14
                                   This year’s roster is the same way - wu-tangtiger MU - 12/7 10:06:22
                              He never was the guy - wu-tangtiger MU - 12/6 13:49:33
                                   But Wes Clark was (nm) - FIJItiger MU - 12/6 13:50:42
                                        Also no Massinburg was - wu-tangtiger MU - 12/6 13:54:42
          I thought both had flashes. Hell, Isabell went off for 20 - TheWildcat MU - 12/6 13:25:12
               VanLeer scored 16 in a game once (nm) - WildCard MU - 12/6 13:53:28

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