Boston College guard Lonnie Jackson is transferring to Boise State, per an announcement on his Twitter account. At approximately 5 PM on Monday, Jackson confirmed the following:
Committed to Boise state! Beyond blessed for this opportunity. All the glory to God. https://t.co/zJhBkjx0gs— Lonnie Jackson (@lonniejay20) May 4, 2015
Jackson missed the majority of the 2014-2015 season with a lower leg injury. After missing the first eight games, he returned to the Eagles in December and played 11 minutes in a win over Binghamton, shooting 0-for-2 from the field, all from beyond the arc. Against USC a week later, he again played, this time for 10 minutes, and did not hit a field goal. His last appearance came in a 70-47 win over UMass Lowell, and he would later be shut down for the season by the coaching staff. He finished the year with two rebounds, one assist, two steals, five fouls, and no points.
A 6'4" guard out of Valencia, California, Jackson averaged eight points and three rebounds per game during his first two seasons. After a slight drop-off during his junior year, he will depart Boston College and be eligible to play for the Broncos in 2015-2016.
During his freshman year, he scored 26 points in a 75-55 win over Bryant and followed that up with 22 and 23 points against Virginia Tech and Wake Forest, respectively in his sophomore year. Two years ago, he scored 18 points in a ten-point loss against Syracuse, then turned around for 40-plus minutes and 10 key points against the Orange in the 62-59 upset of the undefeated, top-ranked team in the nation. He twice made two free throws to ice that game, hitting both while up 58-57 with 26 seconds left and again while up 60-59 with 11 seconds left.
We wish Lonnie the best of luck in Boise next year as he departs to seek his fortunes in the Mountain West Conference!