Where did Rickea Jackson go to College?

Last Modified Feb 9, 2024 12:14 GMT
Rickea Jackson College
Rickea Jackson

Rickea Jackson has emerged as one of the impressive women’s basketball players of the modern times. Her teammates can always rely on her to do the scoring for the team. Moreover, she is also a great dribbler and creates effective shots for her team. Jackson is impressive in the mid range from beyond the three point range and proves to be a threat for he opponents through her physicality. She is also a good post player and can overcome any kind of defenders in the game through her skill sets. Jackson’s popularity has also increased through her talent display on the international stage.


Rickea Jackson College Career

Rickea Johnson has attended two colleges throughout her career. She first enrolled at Mississippi State University where she played women’s basketball for the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Then, she transferred University of Tennessee, where she now plays for the Tennessee Lady Volunteers. She is also a student of communication studies in her college. This is a review of her collegiate basketball career so far.


Mississippi State University (2019-2022)

Rickea Jackson started her collegiate basketball career with the Mississippi State Bulldogs in the 2019/20 season. She was notable for her season high 34 points as a freshman. After the season, she became a member of the SEC All-Freshman Team and a member of the Second Team All-SEC in 2022. She also won the Gillom Trophy as the top player in her college.


During her sophomore 2020/21 season, Jackson, she continued her consistent performance for her team. During half of her junior season in the 2021/22, she transferred to the University of Tennessee.


University of Tennessee (2022 - Present)

Rickea Jackson started playing for the Tennessee Lady Volunteers after her transfer from the Mississippi State Bulldogs. She continued the remainder of her junior 2021/22 season with the team. During her first senior season in 2022/23, she scored a season high 34 points. After the season, she was honored as a First Team All-SEC in 2023. She was supposed to get drafted during the 2023 WNBA draft but she chose to return to college for an extra year. She is now in her second year as a senior in the 2023/24 season.


Rickea Jackson Position at College

Rickea Jackson has taken up the role of the small forward for both the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Tennessee Lady Volunteers. She can play on all sides of her court. Her offensive responsibilities include making screens and scoring three point field goals from both close and long shots. Jackson’s defensive roles include getting rebounds for the team, covering the wings for the team and guarding the opposing players.


How much did Rickea Jackson average at College

In a career spanning three seasons and 67 games with the Mississippi State Bulldogs, Rickea Jackson averaged 16.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. She shot 44.4% from the field, including 29.6% from deep.


Throughout two seasons and 45 games with the Tennessee Lady Volunteers so far, Jackson is averaging 19.1 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. She is also shooting 52.3% from the field, including 28.4% from deep.


Rickea Jackson Teammates at Mississippi State University and University of Tennessee

While Rickea Jackson was with the Mississippi State Bulldogs, Rickea Jackson was teammates with players like Anastasia Hayes, Aislynn Hayes, Jerkaila Jordan, Mia Moore and Denah Carter among others. At Tennessee Lady Volunteers, Rickea Jackson is teammates with players like Jewel Spear, Destinee Wells, Avery Strickland, Tess Darby and Jasmine Powell among others.


Where did Rickea Jackson go to School?

Rickea Jackson attended the Detroit Edison Public School Academy in Michigan. She played varsity girl’s basketball for Edison Academy Pioneers, the school team. Her excellent performance and consistency throughout her freshman, sophomore and junior seasons led her team to win three straight Class C State titles.


As a senior, Jackson’s consistency helped her earn Michigan Miss Basketball honors. She also played in the MacDonald’s All-American game and the Jordan Brand Classic in 2019. She became Michigan Gatorade Player of the Year twice throughout her high school years. At the end of her high school career, she was regarded as the 5th best player in her class. Moreover, she was also an all-time leading scorer, earning 1,771 points. She was regarded as a five star recruit and continued to Mississippi State University.


FAQ's On Rickea Jackson college

A. Rickea Jackson hails from Detroit, Michigan, United States.

 A. Rickea Jackson first attended the Mississippi State University. Then, she transferred to the University of Tennessee.

A. Rickea Jackson enrolled at Detroit Edison Public School Academy in Detroit, Michigan, United States.

A. Rickea Jackson serves as the small forward for the Tennessee Lady Volunteers. She played the same role for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

A. Rickea Jackson has a field goal percentage of 47.5% so far in her career. 

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