Each week, Randolph Athletics showcases a question and answer with the WildCat of the Week. This week it is a first-year player from the women's basketball team DJ Jackson.
Jackson averaged 23 points in two games last week for the WildCats. Against Lynchburg, she scored 20 points on 7-of-18 shooting and pulled down six rebounds to go along with two steals, two assists, and one block. This past Saturday versus Shenandoah, Jackson dropped a career-high 26 points on 11-of-18 shooting from the floor. She also had five rebounds, four assists, and a season-best four steals.
On the week, Jackson was 18-of-36 shooting from the field and was 3-of-6 from behind the three-point arc. She was a perfect 7-of-7 from the free throw line and totaled11 rebounds, six assists, and six steals.
What do you attribute your success so far this season to?
So far this season I feel that I've been a good teammate, not just on the court but off the court as well. Motivation goes a long way and no matter if we are having a bad day or not, we all continue to lift each other up. That has a lot to do with how hard I work, not only for myself but for my teammates and the coaches.
What do you like most about Randolph?
Randolph is a home away from home. It's a great community and it has a great family atmosphere.
What do you like about playing basketball at Randolph?
I love to compete. Our coaching staff here will make sure we are prepared for the battles that are ahead of us. They believe in our skills and our talent that we bring to the team.
Do you have goals you set for yourself before the season that you want to accomplish?
Everyone in the ODAC knows I'm an offensive player. By the end of the season, the ODAC will know that offense IS NOT the only thing I can play. I don't mind sacrificing my body on defense for my team. My goal is to become ODAC defensive player of the year.