Western Kentucky's Trency Jackson To Play Pro Basketball in Europe
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Former WKU guard Trency Jackson (pictured) has signed to play professionally for MKS Lublin in Poland’s top basketball league, the team announced Monday, August 10.
Teams in the PLK also compete in the Euroleague, Eurocup and all of the highest international basketball competitions, and the league has a well-respected television contract that helps exposure.
Jackson played in 56 games for WKU after transferring from Texas Tech, and he averaged 10.3 points per game in his Hilltopper career. He shot 37.7 percent from three-point range and also added nearly three rebounds per game over 28.0 minutes per outing. As a senior in 2014-15, Jackson led the squad in steals with 32 and finished second in three-point percentage (40.3) and fourth in scoring average (10.4).
Jackson will depart at the end of August for training camp.
Hilltopper Basketball on the Map
With a third-straight 20-win season in 2014-15, WKU and head coach Ray Harper entered into exclusive company.
- WKU and LA Tech are the only schools in Conference USA to win 20 or more games in each of the last three seasons.
- The Hilltoppers are one of just 46 schools in the nation to currently have a streak of three-straight 20-win seasons.
- Ray Harper joins 21 other head coaches since 2000-01 to record three 20-win campaigns in his first three full seasons as a Division I head coach.