Basketball: Jackson named NBL player of week


New Zealand Breakers import Cedric Jackson has been named the National Basketball League's player of the week for round nine of the NBL Championship, after registering a rare triple-double in his side's win over the Melbourne Tigers.


Jackson picked up his second Player of the Week award - he also won in round six - after an amazing 28-point, 10-rebound, 10-assist performance as the Breakers scored an easy 94-64 victory over the Tigers on Friday in Auckland.


In the process, Jackson became the first Breakers player to have a triple-double (double-figures in three major statistical categories) and did it in just 25:45 of playing time.


Jackson also added four steals for good measure, and dominated his highly anticipated match-up with former number six NBA Draft pick Jonny Flynn of the Tigers.


Jackson shot 71 per cent from the field (12-of-15) including 50 per cent from the perimeter (2-of-4) and made both his free-throw attempts.

- THE AUCKLANDER

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