Cincinnati senior forward Justin Jackson was announced as the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the third consecutive week. Jackson averaged 15.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 6.0 blocks, 3.0 steals, 2.5 assists and shot 57.9 percent from the field last week in wins over SMU and Memphis.
After only averaging 3.8 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in his junior year, Jackson has increased his productivity. After the victory over SMU he spoke about the change from last year to this year.
"Coach needs me to be a scorer this year, so that is what I am doing," said Jackson. "Last year my role was to play defense and be the energy guy. That is what I did, I just do what Coach asks me to do."
Jackson and the Bearcats take a two-game win streak into Houston Tuesday. As Jackson claims to not really focus on the awards and honors, Bearcat Nation is pumped to see his level of productivity.
"I don't pay attention to the media to be honest with you," Jackson said. "I just play my game, if I am doing that, it is what it is. I just worry about getting the W, that is all I care about."