Morgan’s Jackson, Black named All-MEAC

March 11, 2013 | WNST Staff

BALTIMORE, Md. – Senior DeWayne Jackson and junior Justin Black of Morgan State University’s men’s basketball team were named to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) All-Conference Team.

It was the second time Jackson has been selected to the All-MEAC First-Team, while  Black, who was an All-Rookie member in 2011, was selected to the All-MEAC third team.

Selected and voted on by member coaches of the MEAC and the league’s Sports Information Directors, these student-athletes represent the finest basketball players in the MEAC.

Jackson completed the regular season averaging 13.6 points and led the Bears in the theft department by averaging 1.8 steals per game. His 1,537 career points ranks No. 6 in school history and he ranks No. 2 with 167 career steals.

Jackson enters his final MEAC Tournament in the Orange & Blue. The 6-foot-8 senior has been a major contributor at Morgan State where he has won a MEAC Championship, played in the NCAA Tournament and has received a number of postseason honors, including MEAC Rookie of the Year.

Jackson is the only player in school history to have the combination of over 1,500 points (1,537 – No. 7), 500 rebounds (539 – No. 9), 150 steals (167 – No. 2) and 150 assists (175).

Black completed the regular season as one of the top scorers in the conference and led the Bears by averaging 14.3 points per game. The Washington, D.C. native also led the team in assists (3.0 apg) and has 4) and has scored double figures in 22 of 28 games, including 16 of the last 18 contests.

Black, a product of Dunbar HS, has scored 20 or more points seven times this season, including a career-high 23 points at Coppin State on Feb. 9, 2013.

Morgan State enters the MEAC Tournament with the No. 5 overall seed and will face No. 12 seed South Carolina State in the Opening Round on Monday. Tip-off is scheduled for 9 p.m. at the Norfolk Scope Arena.