Published 7:48 pm Monday, May 28, 2007
Sky release Jackson
Former T.R. Miller Lady Tiger basketball standout Deanna Jackson has been waived by the WNBA's Chicago Sky.
Jackson's release comes a month after she was arrested in Israel for punching Ina Gourevitch and breaking her nose in a parking lot following an Israeli League championship game between Jackson's Anda Ramat Hasharon team and Gourevitch's Elitzur Ramle squad. Jackson and Gourevitch had gotten into a skirmish late in the game.
Jackson was placed on indefinite suspension by the Sky after the incident and missed Chicago's three preseason games before she was released.
Jackson has played five seasons in the WNBA. She was originally drafted in the first round out of Alabama-Birmingham by the Cleveland Rockers in 2002. Jackson spent two seasons with the Rockers before the Cleveland franchise folded after the 2003 season. Jackson was then picked up by the Indiana Fever through a dispersal draft and spent two seasons with that squad. Jackson was drafted by Chicago in the WNBA's expansion draft prior to the 2006 season and played one season with the Sky. Jackson has averaged 5.8 points and 2.6 rebounds in her WNBA career.
Jackson graduated from T.R. Miller in 1998 and is the school's all-time career scoring leader with 2,398 points. She was a key contributor to the Lady Tigers' 1995 and 1996 Class 4A state championship teams.
JDCC softball completes 2008 recruiting class
The 2008 Jefferson Davis Community College Lady Warhawks softball recruiting class is now complete.
JDCC coach Misti Nims finished the makeup of next year's team with three final signings.
Those signings include second baseman Jennifer Sanders of Tate High School out of Pensacola, Fla.
Also headed to JDCC is West Florida Tech first baseman/outfielder Sarah Vardeman.
The final recruit is first baseman/third baseman/catcher Brittany Cahoon from Choctawhatchee High School in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
The three signings gives the Lady Warhawks 10 freshmen for next year's team. JDCC is also expected to return 12 players from this past season's squad.