Wayne State College head men’s basketball coach Jeff Kaminsky announced Thursday that Al’ Tavius (pronounced al – tay – vee – us) Jackson of Cedarburg, Wisconsin has signed a national letter of intent to attend Wayne State College and join the Wildcat program for the 2018-19 academic year. Jackson joins Nick Ferrarini of Omaha, Jordan Janssen from Lincoln, Nate Mohr of Glenwood, Iowa and Nate Thayer of Springfield as members of the 2018-19 recruiting class.
Jackson comes to Wayne State after spending two years at Kirkwood Community College in Iowa and will have two years of eligibility with the Wildcats. As a sophomore in 2016-17, Jackson averaged 6.0 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game while playing in 30 contests for the 25-7 Eagles. During the 2015-16 year, Jackson accounted for 5.6 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.0 assists while playing in25 contests helping Kirkwood to a 31-4 record and a Division II junior college national title.
“We are excited to have Tay join our program and he is a great addition to our recruiting class,” remarked Coach Kaminsky. “We have an outstanding group of four incoming freshmen who we are confident will be a major part of the success of our program moving forward. Tay not only helps to balance our recruiting class but will add athleticism, toughness and experience to our team.”
Kaminsky added, “Tay has passion for the game and has worked hard to continue to improve during this past season when he was out of basketball. He will be a great teammate and will represent our program well on and off the court.”
Wayne State College is an NCAA Division II school located in Wayne, Nebraska and competes in the 16-team Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. The Wildcats finished the 2017-18 season at 14-17 overall and 9-13 in the NSIC South Division. WSC returns two starters and six letter winners from last season.