In need of a double-double? We know just who to call. Northrop junior Destiny Jackson registered seven of them in pushing the Bruins to a quick resurgence in the gym. The Bruins are not very far removed from their last stellar class and their class of 2021 is headed in that direction with Jackson leading their core.
Leo, DeKalb, Carroll, Bishop Dwenger, Bishop Luers, Blackhawk Christian and Wayne all felt the full brunt of Jackson’s will to outperform in the paint. Jackson is long and gets to the basket extremely well, especially when the Bruins are able to push the pace the way they like. Her rebounding prowess served to help Northrop get as many looks as they wanted at the basket on many possessions and quickly ended opposing teams hopes. Her 22 point, 11 rebounds effort in a loss to Bishop Dwenger in November earned her the Performance of the Week nod from Outside the Huddle fan voters.
Jackson played over 28 minutes per game while averaging 11.6 points in 2018-2019. She led the team with 8.9 rebounds and also with 2.1 assists, showcasing her ability to effect the game multiple ways on the break. Also count Jackson in for two steals and 2.5 blocks per contest, also both team highs. Jackson is a jack of all trades and it has Northrop in the conversation again quickly in the SAC and their Sectional round.
“Destiny is an extremely competitive player that is enthusiastic about working hard to improve and help the team improve as well,” says Northrop coach Rashida Muhammad.