Monday, October 27, 2008

The Freshmen are coming~~~

"2008-2009 Official Redshirt Year"

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Simi Valley (Calif.) High School in 2008 ... Named the Ventura County Star’s Player of the Year as a 2008 senior ... On the Ventura County all-time lists, finished second in career steals (308) and ninth in career assists (439) ... Also named all-state second team, All-SCIBCA Southern Section Division I-AA first team and Marmonte League co-Player of the Year ... A McDonald’s All-American nominee ... Led Ventura County in scoring (22.9 ppg) and steals (4.3 spg) and was second in assists (6.8 apg) ... Added 6.7 rebounds per game and shot 50% from the field, 38% on three-pointers and 84% from the free throw line ...

Set a school record with a 20-for-22 free-throw performance against Dominguez High School en route to a season-high 39 points ... Scored 20 or more points 19 times and 30 or more points three times ... Helped Simi Valley to a 26-2 record, an unbeaten record in the Marmonte League and the second round of the CIF playoffs ...As a 2007 junior, made the all-state junior second team and the All-Ventura County first team while averaging 16.6 points, 5.0 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 4.0 steals ... As a 2006 sophomore, averaged 11.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.6 steals ... Also lettered in football ... Earned a CIF "Character Counts" award and the Marmonte League’s "All-Star" honor.
CLUB: Played for Double Pump Elite and BTI.
PERSONAL: Born in Simi Valley, Calif. ... Son of Reginald and Lyle Jackson ... His father played football at UCLA ... Has two siblings, Ashley and Langston ... His twin brother Langston is a freshman walk-on on the California football team ... Majoring in integrated marketing ... His personal trainer was former NBA player Pooh Richardson ... Chose Pepperdine because "I loved the coaches, the players and the campus."
FAVORITES: Enjoys watching television and movies and listening to music ... Favorite pro basketball player is Kobe Bryant ... Favorite pro basketball team is the Los Angeles Lakers ... Favorite book is Coach Wooden One-on-One ... Favorite movie is Superbad ... Favorite musical artist is Lil’ Wayne ... Favorite sport other than basketball is football ... Favorite thing about basketball is "there is so much more that you can get better at, even though I’ve been playing it since I was young."

Men's Basketball 2008-09 Outlook
Courtesy: Pepperdine Sports Information

Release: 10/24/2008

Lorne Jackson (Simi Valley, Calif./Simi Valley HS), a 6-foot-2 freshman point guard, finished his high school career as one of Ventura County’s all-time leaders in steals and assists. He was an all-state second team selection and the Ventura County Star’s Player of the Year after leading the county in scoring (22.9 ppg) and steals (4.3 spg) while finishing second in assists (6.8 apg).
"Lorne may be the next really good player here at Pepperdine," Asbury said. "He’ll be an all-league caliber player at some point. He’s a strong point guard who can also shoot well enough to swing over to play shooting guard. He’s physical, smart, aggressive, a good defender and a very good passer."

Southern Section to honor Character Counts contributors
On Thursday in Long Beach, the Southern Section is holding a luncheon to honor students, coaches and administrators who demonstrated the principles of "Pursuing Victory with Honor" during the 2007-08 school year.
Among the students being saluted for their character on and off the field are Molly Aloia, a soccer and tennis athlete from Great Oak High; Reann Ragoo, a basketball player from Colton; Jacob Tarabilda, a basketball player from Murrieta Valley; Layshida Clarendon, a basketball player from Cajon; Steven Melara, a wrestler from Carter; Mary Ann Jones, a soccer player from Long Beach Millikan; Michael Wilder, a volleyball player from Long Beach Wilson, and Lorne Jackson, a basketball player from Simi Valley.
There's Lauren Bushong, a basketball player from Yucca Valley; Eduardo Magallon, a baseball player from Paramount; Kevin Gannuscio, a three-sport athlete from Alta Loma; Jessika Mejia, a three-sport athlete from Azusa; Jonathan Urango, a wrestler from Camarillo; Brandon Birdsell, a football player from Beckman; Alissa Caceres, a two-sport athlete from St. Paul; Phillip Mullan, a baseball player from St. John Bosco, and Kylie Edgemon, a volleyball player from Upland Christian.

Among the coaches and administrators being honored are Gene Dixon, an athletic director from Noli Indian; Diego Garcia, soccer coach from Colton; Maria Gonzalez, softball coach from Rancho Verde; Jim Kunau, football coach from Orange Lutheran; Dennis Pratt, athletic director from Corona Centennial; Andrea Sims, volleyball coach from Downey; Jeff Uyesaka, football coach from Dos Pueblos; Pam Valenti, track coach at Brea Olinda; Ray Moore, athletic director at Vista Murrieta, and Patrick Lee, principal at St. John Bosco.

CHATTER: Jackson to be honored at Southern Section luncheon
Daily News
Article Last Updated: 10/21/2008 11:02:13 PM PDT

Pepperdine freshman basketball player Lorne Jackson, a Simi Valley graduate, and Camarillo senior wrestler Jonathan Urango will be honored Thursday with Champions for Character awards at the Southern Section luncheon in Westminster.
Jackson, the Marmonte League co-player of the year and a Southern Section first-team honoree, and Urango - runner-up at 145 pounds at both the Southern Section final and Masters meet - are two of 17 students being recognized for their sportsmanship and integrity.

Jackson, a two-time all-state selection and McDonald's All-America nominee, averaged 22.9 points, 6.7 rebounds, 6.8 assists and 4.3 steals in leading the Pioneers (26-2) to an undefeated league record and the second round of the Div. I-AA playoffs.