Maryland’s Jackson named Big Ten co-freshman of the week

January 24, 2017 | WNST Staff


College Park, Md. — Maryland freshman forward Justin Jackson has been named Big Ten Conference Co-Freshman of the Week, the league announced Monday.

Jackson scored 12 points and added a team-high nine rebounds as Maryland remained perfect on the road with a win at Iowa on Thursday. He added four assists, two blocks and six steals. The six-steal performance was the most for a Terrapin since D.J. Strawberry posted six against Notre Dame in the BB&T Classic on Dec. 3, 2006. Maryland is seeking to post its best start through 20 games since the 1998-99 campaign with a win over Rutgers Tuesday.

Jackson shared the honor with Purdue guard Carsen Edwards.

Maryland (17-2, 5-1 B1G), ranked No. 22 in the Associated Press poll, will host Rutgers at 7 p.m. at XFINITY Center on Tuesday.