Big-time transfer joins Swede men cagers

By Steve Sell
May 08, 2015
Bethany College Sports Information

LINDSBORG — Bethany College men’s basketball coach Clair Oleen has had some bin-buster recruiting classes the past few years and he’s gotten a great start on his latest with the signing of transfer Chavaz Jackson of Burkburnett, Texas.

Jackson, a 6-0 guard, was a redshirt last year at the University of Mary Hardin-Bayl. Prior to college, he was a four-year starter at Burkburnett High School. 

In Jackson's junior season he was third in the region in scoring. He also was second in 3-point made field goals. Jackson was also first in the region in scoring and 3-point field goals made until suffering an injury.

In his senior season, Jackson scored 21.5 points per game, shot 48 percent overall, 43 percent from behind the 3-point and was better than 80 percent from the free throw line.

He was also active off the court. He earned the Star Student Award, was a part of the National Honor Society, and was ranked in The Top 15 of his graduating class. Jackson was the Student Council Vice President, and also a part of Teens Make a Difference.

"We are pleased to have Chavaz Jackson choose to continue his education at Bethany College and become a part of Bethany basketball,” said Oleen, whose recent success has been greatly influenced by quality transfers. “We recruited Chavaz out of Berkburnett High School a year ago. We are happy to pick him up now after being a redshirt at the University of Mary Hardin-Bayl. Chavaz is a combo guard who we feel will be a fine addition to Bethany basketball. Chavaz is a fine young man and we welcome his entire fantastic family into the Bethany basketball family."

Chavaz is the son of Teddy and Cynthia Jackson. He has a 3.5 grade point average and wants to study Exercise Physiology at Bethany College.