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#10 Jackson Kent
Position: Guard
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 185
Year: Freshman
Hometown: High Point, N.C.
High School: High Point Christian
Major: Accounting
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  • Finished the season with averages of 21.3 minutes, 5.9 points, 2.5 rebounds, 0.81 assists and 0.55 steals with a .308 three-point percentage and a .733 free throw percentage.
  • Accumulated nine games of scoring ten or more points, one game of at least four assists and one game with at least three steals.
  • Made collegiate debut with four points in season opener vs. No. 24 Virginia
  • Posted first double-figure game with 12 points and four rebounds vs. Milwaukee
  • Had first career start against Valparaiso where he scored 11 points
  • Scored a season-high 16 points vs. Winthrop
  • Earned Dec. 9 CAA Rookie of the Week honors after averaging 12 points and 4.5 rebounds vs. Sam Houston St and Stephen F. Austin 10, five rebounds and five assists (after four total first 10 games) in personal homecoming game at High Point
  • Nine points and six boards in CAA opening win at UNCW, including clinching 15-footer with 1:30 to go
  • Named CAA Rookie of the Week after team-high 17 points in 58-56 win over Charleston that included a stretch of 10 straight points in the second half to go from a 44-42 deficit to 52-48 lead
  • Second-best point total in conference play with 10 points at Hofstra

Before College:

  • Played for head coach Brandon Clifford and High Point Christian as a junior and senior
  • As a senior, led HPCA to a 25-7 record and a No. 5 ranking in the state of North Carolina
  • Averaged 11.6 points, 4.9 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.6 steals as a senior
  • As a junior, led HPCA to a 30-2 record and the North Carolina Private School 3A state semifinals
  • Averaged 14.5 points as the team’s leading scorer as a junior while topping 1,000 career points
  • Also averaged 2.8 assists and 5.9 rebounds per game
  • North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association (NCISAA) All-State
  • GreensboroSports.com Independent School Player of the Year
  • Piedmont Athletic Conference of Independent Schools (PACIS) All-Conference
  • Competed first two scholastic seasons for Page High School, going 18-9 and winning the Metro 4A Championship as a sophomore
  • 16 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game as a sophomore
  • Metro 4A Player of the Year and All-Conference
  • North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association (NCBCA) District 7 First Team All-District
  • Metro 4A All-Conference and Third Team NCBCA All-District as a freshman


  • Son of Amy and Robert Kent
  • Accounting major
  • Honor roll student
  • Father, Robert, was a 1997 inductee into the Guilford College (Division III) Hall of Fame after going 92-19 in his collegiate career and winning the NAIA national championship in 1973. As a high school coach, Robert Kent has over 500 wins in 35 years with one state title, two runner-up finishes and three Guilford County Boys Basketball Coach of the Year honors
  • Mother, Amy, played volleyball at Guilford

 Career Statistics

  Minutes  Total  3-Point  F-Throws  Rebounds   
Year  gp-gs  min  avg  fg  fga  pct  fg  fga  pct  ft  fta  pct  off  def  tot  avg  pf  fo  ast  t/o  blk  stl  pts  avg 
2013-14   31-4  660  21.3  58  158  .367  24  78  .308  44  60  .733  72  78  2.5  47  25  50  17  184  5.9 
TOTAL  31-4  660  21.3  58  158  .367  24  78  .308  44  60  .733  72  78  2.5  47  25  50  17  184  5.9 

Career Highs

Pts 17 Charleston 1/25/14
Reb 7 Sam Houston State 12/6/13
FG 6 Charleston 1/25/14
FGA 12 Charleston 1/25/14
3FG 3 Charleston 1/25/14
3FGA 8 Valparaiso 11/23/13
FT 8 Stephen F. Austin 12/7/13
FTA 8 Stephen F. Austin 12/7/13
Ast 5 High Point 12/14/13
Blk 1  Delaware 1/11/14
Stl 3 Sam Houston State 12/6/13
Min 34 Valparaiso 11/23/13


Getting to know Jackson...

Why did you choose JMU?
The coaching staff

What is your major?

Which of your teammates would you most want to play in a one-on-one game?
Andrey Semenov

Which professional basketball player(s) do you try to model your game after?
Chandler Parsons

What did last year’s NCAA tournament run mean to you?
It was a huge part in my decision to come to JMU.

I wear #10 because...
It’s my favorite number.

Who would play you in a movie about your life?
Hugh Jackson

What is one thing every JMU student should do at JMU before graduating?  
Wear purple.

If not basketball, what other sport would you play?

What will it take for you to consider this season a success?
Continue to win.

If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
Italy, it’s a beautiful place.

How old were you when you first knew that you wanted to play basketball in college?
4 years old.

Where do you see yourself in ten years?
Living a comfortable, successful life.

If you could have dinner with any 3 people in the world, who would they be?
Robin Williams, Jimmy Fallon, Coach Deane



NBA Team:  Boston Celtics
Movie: Step Brothers
Junk Food:
Nike Rosherun’s

Pick One:

PC or Mac:  Mac
DC or Marvel Comics: Marvel
D-Hall or E-Hall:  E-Hall
Twitter or Facebook: Twitter
Smooth or Chunky Peanut Butter: Chunky
Walmart or Target: Target
Droid or iPhone: iPhone
Burger King or McDonalds:
NBA 2K or NBA Live:

Playstation or XBOX: Playstation