One of Arkansas’ best players gets a chance to play at the highest level of women’s basketball.
Jessica Jackson will attend camp with the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA this week which will begin April 23 with preseason games scheduled for April 29-May 8. The regular season tips off May 13. The 24-player training camp roster cuts to 16 players for the regular season.
Jackson finished her career as one of just two players in program history with 1,700+ points, 700+ rebounds and 120+ blocks joining WNBA All-Star Shameka Christon on that list. She ranks in the Arkansas career records for points (3rd-1,865), rebounds (3rd-750), defensive rebounds (1st-517), offensive rebounds (T6th-233), field goals made 4th-639), field goals attempted (2nd-1,622), free throws made (4th-389), free throws attempted (6th-513), 3-pointers made (5th-198), 3-pointers attempted (5th-576), blocked shots (6th-131), scoring average (T7th-15.5 ppg), games started (2nd-113) and minutes played (3rd-3,722).
The 2016 WNBA Champion Sparks are coached by Brian Agler and return the services of 2016 WNBA MVP Nneka Ogwumike, 2016 WNBA Finals MVP Candace Parker, and 2016 WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year Jantel Lavender.