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Boston College Basketball: Guard Lonnie Jackson Granted Release

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The senior guard played in 96 games with 56 starts over his BC career.

Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

As Jim Christian continues to process of rebuilding the Boston College men's basketball program, he's going to have to do so without the services of sharpshooting guard Lonnie Jackson.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Jackson has been given a release from Boston College and has begun the search for a new program. The senior guard played in just three games this season before a lower leg injury sidelined him for the year.

The Valencia, California native played in 96 games with 56 starts over his Boston College career. He finishes his BC career ninth all-time in 3-pointers made with 175.

No word yet on possible destinations for Jackson, though his father told the Times that he'd be open to transferring to a school on the West Coast or East Coast. Coming out of high school, Jackson picked BC over a claimed offer from Arizona State. He also received interest from Long Beach State, Oregon State, Stanford and USC.

Jackson will be eligible to play for another school immediately as a graduate transfer.

Jackson becomes the fifth Steve Donahue commit to transfer out of the program—joining Gabe Moton (Brandeis), Ryan Anderson (Arizona), Jordan Daniels (Drake) and Joe Rahon (St. Mary's)—and third since Donahue and the program parted ways last March.

Best of luck to Lonnie at the next stop in his college career.