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  • Fed boys basketball player of the year: Perry's Jeremiah Jackson

  • Perry's Jeremiah Jackson is the Federal League Boys Basketball Player of the Year.

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    THE NUMBERS  Jackson averaged a Stark County-high 23.3 points through the regular season to go with 5.2 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 3.1 steals. He shot 51.0 percent from the floor, 40.0 percent from 3-point range and 81.3 percent from the foul line. He scored a school-record 45 points during a Jan. 18 win against Jackson, and his 575 points for the season broke Chip Hare’s single-season school record of 562 set in 1990-91. Jackson finished his career with 991 career points, playing essentially just two varsity seasons.
    WHAT HE DOES  A devastating offensive player, Jackson has all the tools. He combines explosive quickness and sudden change of direction with sure ball-handling. He has tremendous lift, body control and touch around the rim. He possesses an accurate floater and has grown into a reliable jump shooter. He also distributes the ball well and is a ballhawk defender with quick hands.
    WHAT HIS COACH SAYS  “His leadership is unbelievable. He’s really respected by our guys and he’s a great kid, probably one of the most popular kids walking the hallways of our school. ... He’s the best guard offensively I’ve seen in a long time. He can shoot the 3. He can go to the hoop with either hand. He’s got a jumper. He’s got a floater. ... He’s the best since (GlenOak’s) C.J. McCollum.” — Perry head coach Paul Wackerly
    2013 All-Federal League Boys Basketball Team
    First Team
    Name, School    Ht.    Yr.    Pos.    Ppg.
    Hollis Alexander, McKinley    5-8    Sr.    PG    14.7
    Evan Bailey, Jackson    6-6    Jr.    F    16.5
    Harrison Blackledge, Hoover    6-5    Sr.    F    19.5
    Jeremiah Jackson, Perry    6-1    Sr.    G    23.3
    Mitchell Spotleson, Lake    6-4    Jr.    F    17.5
    Chaese Vaudrin, Lake    6-2    Sr.    G    13.5
    Player of the Year: Jeremiah Jackson, Perry
    Coach of the Year: Tom McBride, Lake
    Second Team
    Name, School    Ht.    Yr.    Pos.    Ppg.
    Alex Belinsky, Lake    6-3    Jr.    G    11.2
    Nick Dillon, Jackson    6-1    Sr.    G    11.0
    Dom Iero, Hoover    6-0    Sr.    G    17.6
    Jaevon Johnson, GlenOak    6-2    Sr.    G    11.2
    Kyle Mottice, Jackson    6-0    Jr.    G    10.1
    Evan Schick, Hoover    6-3    Sr.    F    10.7
    Honorable Mention
    Jeronte’ Robinson, GlenOak; Drew Tormasi, Perry; Paul Ortiz, McKinley; David Smith, Jackson; Dylan Bosela, Boardman; Sam Burton, McKinley.

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