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Boston College Basketball: Lonnie Jackson To Miss Rest Of Season

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Senior guard Lonnie Jackson will miss the rest of the 2014-15 season with a lower leg injury, head coach Jim Christian announced today.

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Sort of expected this given his limited role even after coming back from injury, but the program made it official on Monday. Lonnie Jackson is done for the year.

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Senior guard Lonnie Jackson will miss the rest of the 2014-15 season with a lower leg injury, head coach Jim Christian announced today.

Jackson has appeared in three games this season and averaged 8.7 minutes in those contests.

The Valencia, CA, product has played in 96 games with 56 starts in his Boston College career. He is a 38 percent career 3-point shooter and ranks ninth all-time at BC in 3-pointers made (175).

The good news, if there is any, is that by only playing in three games (26 minutes) before the season's halfway point, Jackson can apply for a medical redshirt and return for a fifth and final year. That should give Christian some senior leadership with what figures to be another young team in 2015-16 after the grad transfers (Brown / Batten) and seniors (Dragicevich, Heckmann and Odio) leave the program.

Christian could have certainly used a healthy Jackson in 2014-15, but I'm not sure the loss will make much of a difference this year. Now we wait for the other shoe to drop as Christian hinted that freshman forward/center Idy Diallo is also done for the year following the win over Lowell. Diallo, a 6-foot-11 center from Los Angeles, suffered a meniscus tear suffered right before the season began.