20 Melissa Jackson
20 Melissa Jackson
Height: 6-0
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Lyon, France
High School: Saint Bruno Saint Louis HS
Previous College: Trinity Valley CC
Position: F
Major: Sport Business

AS A JUNIOR (2013-14)
Competed in all 30 games with the Lions during her first season with Saint Leo... Made an immediate impact for the squad, shooting 46.1 percent from the field... Averaged a 70.6 free throw percentage... Registered 4.5 points per game... Finished third on the etam with 5.1 rebounds per game.. Finished 11th in the Sunshine State Conference with 2.1 offensive rebounds per game... Recorded a career-high 12 points against top-ranked Nova Southeastern (3/1/14)... Notched a career-high 10 rebounds in three games.

Attended Trinity Valley Community College and Baruch College before settling at Saint Leo in the spring of 2013…Played her high school basketball at Saint Bruno HS under Coach Fred Berger…Played for the club Team FC Lyon for Coach Pierre Bressant.

Born on October 12 in Lyon, France…Majoring in Sport Business…Hobbies include shopping, listening to music, and hanging out with friends…Lists her career goals to be the best player she can be and have the chance to play in France after college, and to earn her degree in Sport Business…Names LeBron James her favorite athlete and the Miami Heat as her favorite team…Chose Saint Leo because she fell in love with the campus on her visit and the team seemed great…Feels like she can contribute to the team and be comfortable in the environment…Lists her best asset to the team is her enthusiasm and competiveness…Daughter of Skeeter and Caroline Jackson…Has one sister, Olivia, and one brother, Edwin…Father, Skeeter, played basketball and graduated from the University of Nebraska before playing professionally in Argentina and France…Also played on the French National Team from 1988-90…Brother, Edwin, plays professionally in France for Asvel Lyon-Villeurbanne.