Great article on a rising star, despite the "Emery, a star at Lone Peak
High in Provo..." reporting mistake.
Number 6 in the nation in steals per game average. For BYU to win a tournament
game it will not only be Jimmer but Jackson that will need to shine in the big
dance. Jackson plays the best defense of any player on the team. He is fun to
watch when he jumps the passing route and takes the ball for an easy scoring
Jackson is a great competitor and has starred in this State for many years.
He's got the toughness to lead BYU to a MWC title. He might have
been just as responsible for sending Utah's Marshall Hendersen packing and
running back home to Texaslast. Jackson shut him down/up during both games and
left him little hope that things would be any different this year.Players like Emery only come around so often.Hammer the Rebels!
love JE's game, wish he could avoid some of the needless fouls so he might stay
in the game longer, I think he needs someone to challenge him on that.
Emery deserves every accolade he gets. Fun to watch and very easy to cheer for.
I hope he breaks Ainge's record by 50 steals before the year is out.
It's nice to read some more about the other guys who hustle and work out there
too. Good luck with that record, Jackson. We're rooting for you.
Emery earns more fouls because of his aggressive defensive play. He takes some
chances and some of these decisions result in fouls. This is the price he pays
to obtain the abundant fruit which consists in 1) reduced field goal percentage,
2) steals, and 3) opponents turn-overs. Another benefit is taking the best back
court player out of his game, putting more pressure on the second tier players
of the opponent. The cost benefit is very well worth it. When the fouls take
him off the court in the first half, the team really feels the loss, so too many
fouls is a real concern. It is the price of doing business when you are that
aggressive defensively. When Emery gets in foul trouble, Charles A. and Kyle
Collinsworth have to make hay with the increased minutes that they will receive.
Love watching this guy. Check your math - 3 pointers are at .431 not .491.
Like I said, JE's is a Prince of Thief. Love his style with hard work. Is his
brother play tough like him or just shoot better? And, is he leaning to come at
I taught Jackson in his Business Communications class--a very work-intensive
course that is perhaps the most demanding of all the courses in the business
school. Jackson was a model student, who had to work almost twice as hard as the
average student during the semester, due to late-night basketball games and long
road trips. Jackson was never late for our early morning class and turned in
every assignment on time. He never once asked for a break, and he never got one.
He was one of my top students and demonstrated complete effort and dedication to
his learning, just like he plays basketball. I only wish that I had been able to
demonstrate such intense effort in my own teaching for that particular semester.
He's an inspiring guy.
Robert Ramos is probably looking for the easy job he is going to have next year
when Jackson graduates, unless we have someone step up and take some risks with
controlled abandon to get that steal. Saturday is Clean-up day for
Jackson, he does his fair share of cleaning up on the 4700 sq ft of hardwoods at
It's sad that because of the honor code, BYU doesn't get the athletes.
Emery is #1 in the nation in steals to turn over ratio. Keep up the good work.