Originally written January 27, 2013 on The Sports Bank:
Coming into the season, Wisconsin Badgers sophomore point guard Traevon Jackson‘s claim to fame was being the son of Big Ten legend and former NBA pro Jim Jackson. Now he’s in the midst of an unpredictable point guard shuffle for a decent Badgers team (14-6) who has surged to a 5-2 record in the best conference in America. To say Jackson’s season has been defined by up-and-down moments would be an understatement; the latest moment being a game-winning shot against 12th ranked Minnesota. Take away the game-winning shot to push the Badgers to a 45-44 win on Saturday and Jackson was in a 6-of-25 (24 percent) shooting slump with six turnovers compared to only five assists over the past three games. Not exactly the numbers you want from the point guard position. Prior to those recent woes from Jackson, he turned into a couple of beauties in Wisconsin’s wins over 12th ranked Illinois and 2nd ranked Indiana. In the two wins, he combined to shoot 8-for-17 (47 percent) and had head coach Bo ...
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