Lonnie Jackson

Boise State lands graduate transfer guard from Boston College

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Boise State landed a graduate transfer guard on Monday as former Boston College product Lonnie Jackson is heading out west. Jackson took to Twitter on Monday to announce his transfer.

A 6-foot-4 guard, Jackson barely played during the 2014-15 season due to a lower leg injury. During his first three seasons with the Eagles, Jackson averaged at least 23 minutes per contest and contributed in a few facets of the game. During his junior season in 2013-14, Jackson averaged 7 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game while shooting 39 percent from the field and 37 percent from 3-point range.

The Broncos made the NCAA tournament last season, but they’ll have to replace prolific senior guard Derrick Marks. Jackson can help offset the loss of Marks and Boise State also gets another year from guard Anthony Drmic. Jackson and Drmic both missed significant time due to injury during the 2014-15 season, but they’ll help form one of the most experienced backcourts in the Mountain West next season.

Boston College guard out for the season with lower leg injury

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Boston College senior guard Lonnie Jackson will miss the rest of the 2014-15 season with a lower leg injury, head coach Jim Christian announced in a release on Monday.

The 6-foot-4 Jackson played in three games for the Eagles this season and didn’t register a point in 26 minutes of action. The California native made his season debut on Dec. 14 against Binghamton, and played in Boston College’s two games that followed, but sat out the Eagles’ ACC opener against Duke over the weekend.

Jackson has made 56 career starts at Boston College and averaged at least 23 minutes per game in all three of his seasons at the school, so his loss means that the Eagles are losing a battle-tested guard as they enter ACC conference play. A career 38 percent three-point shooter, Jackson could have also given Boston College another option to stretch the floor.

The Eagles are currently 7-5 (0-1) in Christian’s first season as head coach.