Jackson leaves Iona program

Updated: January 8, 2013, 8:11 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Junior forward Shawn Jackson will not return to the Iona basketball program this semester, the school announced Tuesday.

The 6-foot-9, 250-pound Jackson appeared in 12 games this season for the Gaels (9-6), starting eight. He averaged 1.8 points and 2.6 rebounds in 13.5 minutes per game. The Live Oak, Fla. native transferred to Iona for the 2012-13 season from Northwest Florida State College.

Director of Athletics Eugene Marshall, Jr., cited student's privacy as the reason Jackson's departure will not be discussed.


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