Senior forward enters the Atlantic 10 Championship leading the conference in scoring
Three-year starter has played in a team-high 86 games with 67 starts ... saw extensive playing time at the point guard spot as a freshman and played mainly at the two-guard and small forward spots for the past two seasons ... expected to see more time at the point in 2008-09 ... has improved his field goal percentage each year since arriving on the Duquesne campus ... shot .419 as a freshman, .511 as a sophomore and .549 as a junior ... has a career 1.8-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio ... is one of just eight players in school history with more than one 100-assist season (110 last year and 104 in 2007-08) ... has 33 career double-digit scoring games ... is coming off an outstanding summer that saw him named MVP of the Pittsburgh Pro Am Summer League ... the league, which finished play in July, featured players from area Division I schools including Pitt (Sam Young, Levance Fields and DeJuan Blair), Robert Morris (Tony Lee and Jeremy Chappell) and West Virginia (Joe Mazzulla and Alex Ruoff) among others ... Jackson led his team to a 5-0 record and the league title.
As a Junior (2007-08)
Played in all 30 games with a team-high 23 starts ... averaged a team-high 26.4 minutes per game ... averaged 9.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game ... his 104 assists were a team high ... finished with a 2-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio which ranked sixth in the Atlantic 10 ... led the Dukes in assists a team-best 13 times ... scored in double figures 13 times ... the Dukes were 9-4 when Jackson scored 10 or more ... shot .549 from the field ... had 19 points, five rebounds, five assists and four steals vs. Cal State Northridge in the Iowa Realty Invitational ... added 18 points, six rebounds, six assists and a steal in a 102-88 win over Saint Joseph's ... scored 18 points to go along with six rebounds, a season-high eight assists and four steals in a 101-84 win at La Salle ... had 17 points, six boards and three steals in a 63-61 victory at Dayton ... totaled five or more rebounds in a game 13 times and five or more assists in a game on nine occasions ... averaged 4.9 rebounds per game, including a team-high 36 offensive boards, in conference play.
As a Sophomore (2006-07)
Finished the year with a team-high 110 assists with 64 turnovers for a 1.72-to-1 ratio - good for fifth in the conference ... his 3.79 assists per game average ranked sixth and his 1.38 steals per game ranked eighth in the A-10 ... improved his rebound average from 3.2 per game as a freshman to 5.0 in 2006-07 ... posted double-doubles in DU's first two games (12-11 vs. Youngstown State & 15-10 vs. UNC Asheville) ... had five games with five or more rebounds in 27 outings in 2005-06 ... tripled that total with 15 in 29 games in `07 ... led DU in assists a team-best 17 times and was second to Kieron Achara for most times leading the team in rebounding (10) ... tied the 6-10 Achara for the team lead with 66 offensive boards, including a spectacular put-back dunk at Boston College ... put together one of the top stat lines by an A-10 player in 2006-07 with 16 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and a career-high five steals at Saint Francis, Pa. ... was named A-10 co-Player of the Week (Dec. 24) for his effort ... followed that with 19 points and seven rebounds in DU's 98-93 OT win at Boston College to earn A-10 POW honors for the second consecutive week ... in the process, he became just the seventh player in school history to win conference Player of the Week honors twice in one season ... scored a career-high 22 vs. Northern Illinois (9-of-11 from the field) on Nov. 20 and scored 15 of his career high-tying 22 points in the final 2:34 at La Salle to help the Dukes erase a seven-point deficit in a 111-105 win ... also topped the 20-point mark with 20 on 8-of-9 shooting in the win over Temple ... added seven rebounds and six assists vs. the Owls ... went scoreless for just the third time in 52 career games vs. Charlotte (0-of-4) ... did contribute a team-high nine boards vs. the 49ers ... had 10 points, nine rebounds, five assists and two steals vs. Akron and followed that with nine more rebounds in the regular-season finale at George Washington ... averaged 7.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists over DU's final five games of the season.
As a Freshman (2005-06)
Was one of three players to see action in all 27 games ... started 21 times ... was second on the team in minutes played (31.0 per game) ... became a fixture in the starting lineup seven games into the season ... averaged 6.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game ... was second on the team with 97 assists and 30 steals ... his 97 assists were the seventh-highest total ever posted by a Duquesne freshman ... shot 80 percent (32-of-40) from the foul line and .347 (17-of-49) from the 3-point arc ... his 1.73-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio ranked third in the Atlantic 10 behind seniors Mitchell Baldwin of Charlotte and Mardy Collins of Temple ... became the first Duquesne player since Bryant McAllister (December of 2002) to be named A-10 Rookie of the Week after averaging 10.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 6.5 assists in games vs. George Washington and St. Bonaventure (week ending Jan. 28) ... handed out a career-high eight assists (with just two turnovers) against the pressure defense of No. 14 (AP) George Washington and added 13 points, five assists, five rebounds and two steals in a DU win at St. Bonaventure ... followed that with 15 points (4-of-5 from the 3-point arc) vs. La Salle ... handed out seven assists vs. The Citadel on Dec. 20 and matched that total at Dayton on Jan. 21 ... surpassed that total with the eight in 33 minutes vs. George Washington ... hit 5-of-6 shots in scoring 12 points at West Virginia on Dec. 10 and scored 10 points and added seven rebounds and six assists (with zero turnovers) in 33 minutes vs. No. 13 (AP) Boston College on Dec. 27 ... followed the first scoreless game of his career (0-of-5, 0 points) vs. Appalachian State with a then career-high 16 points and then career-best eight rebounds in 37 minutes in the Atlantic 10 opener at La Salle ... saw a streak of 14 straight free throws made snapped vs. La Salle on Feb. 1 ... averaged 34.1 minutes per game in conference play.
Worcester Academy in Worcester, Mass. (head coach Ed Reilly) ... averaged 14.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 8.0 assists for the 18-9 Hilltoppers who lost to Maine Central Institute, 99-82, in the first round of the New England Prep School Tournament ... topped the 20-point mark three times with a season-high 24 in an 88-77 loss to St. Thomas More ... added 22 in a 92-55 victory over Proctor ... handed out a season-high 11 assists in a 97-78 win over New Hampton ... was one of four NCAA Division I recruits on the 2004-05 squad including his backcourt mate Jim Baron Jr. - son of Rhode Island head coach Jim Baron - who is a senior guard at URI.
Northwest Catholic in West Hartford, Conn. (head coach John Mirabello) ... averaged 18.0 points, 10.5 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game as a senior in earning first team all-state honors from the Hartford Courant ... helped the Indians to a 21-3 record and second place finish in the Northwest Conference with a 14-2 mark ... earned second team Hartford Courant all-state honors as a junior when he helped lead the Indians to their second consecutive Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) state championship ... his put back with four-tenths of a second remaining in overtime proved to be the game-winner in Northwest Catholic's 73-71 win over Wilbur Cross in the 2003 Class L state title game ... finished that game with nine points, six rebounds, four assists and just one turnover in 36 minutes ... was the MVP of the Northwest Conference Tournament that preceded the state playoffs in `03 ... recorded a triple-double with 19 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists in Northwest's 2003 state tournament opening-round 68-43 win over Platt ... was also part of the 2002 Class M state championship squad.
Also made an official visit to Ohio and was recruited by a number of other Mid-American Conference schools ... was one of five players injured in a shooting following a school dance in the early hours of Sept. 17, 2006 ... was treated and released after doctors attended a grazing wound to the back of his left hand ... worked out with the team three days after the injury ... psychology major ... full name is Aaron Lee Jackson ... date of birth: 5/6/86.
High Games: Points - 22 at La Salle & vs. Northern Illinois (So.); Rebounds - 11 vs. Youngstown State (So.); Assists - 8 three times, last vs. Fordham (Jr.); Blocked Shots - 2 vs. Youngstown State (So.) & vs. George Washington (Fr.); Steals - 5 at St. Francis, Pa. (So.); Minutes - 41 at Boston College & vs. Northern Illinois (So.)