NEW ORLEANS ¬- Poor shooting ended Notre Dame's season and the careers of Luke Harangody and Tory Jackson as the Irish fell 51-50 to Old Dominion on Thursday in the NCAA tournament's first round.[details]
Personal: SOPHOMORE SEASON (2007-08): Dynamic backcourt player at both ends of the floor ... proved to be an offensive and defensive spark in his rookie season as he earned BIG EAST All-Rookie honors ... led the Irish in both assists and steals ... enjoyed outstanding rookie season after becoming the starting point guard 12 games into his first campaign ... quick point guard with exceptional speed to get up and down the floor ... his quickness and the capability he has of pushing the ball up the floor makes Notre Dame a much better team in transition ... has exceptional court awareness with good ball-handling skills ... pressures the ball extremely well ... has the ability to come up with steals and get his hands on the ball ... became a more consistent outside shooter as the season progressed, but needs to continue to work on that part of his game ... his athletic skills make him a threat to to drive to the basket ... versatile all-around game at both ends of the floor ... provides the Irish with great energy when he is in the lineup ... plays with a great deal of savvy and confidence ... extremely competitive and has a winner's mentality.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2006-07): An all-BIG EAST Rookie Team selection after enjoying a sensational rookie outing in which he averaged 7.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.8 steals ... was the BIG EAST assist leader in conference games at 6.0 per game ... played in all 32 contests and started the final 20 games of the season ... netted double figures in 10 outings ... scored in double figures six of the last nine games ... finished with a career-high 21 points, grabbed seven rebounds and dished off seven assists while playing all 40 minutes in win over Marquette ... topped the 20-plus point mark for the second time in his career against Georgetown in BIG EAST Championship semifinal outing as he scored 20 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished off five assists ... scored seven straight points in a span of 1:14 to tie the contest with 3:46 to play ... scored a then career-high 19 points on his 19th birthday in win at Syracuse, in addition to dishing off seven assists, grabbing three rebounds and making three steals ... scored nine points and grabbed five rebounds versus Winthrop ... produced a string of five consecutive games in double figures -- DePaul (12), Providence (10), Cincinnati (10), DePaul (13) and Marquette (21) ... had five-game double-figure scoring streak snapped against Rutgers when he scored six points, but finished with six rebounds and nine assists and just three turnovers in 37 minutes of action ... registered nine assists in next outing when he also scored eight points, grabbed five rebounds and made four steals in BIG EAST Championship quarterfinal win over Syracuse ... was 6-9 from the field in win over DePaul as he finished with 13 points ... also finished with a career-high nine rebounds and dished off six assists ... dished off a career-high 11 assists in loss at South Florida ... also scored six points, grabbed five rebounds and made two steals ... scored 12 points, grabbed four rebounds, dished off three assists and turned the ball over just once while playing 39 minutes in loss at DePaul ... followed that up with 10-point efforts against Providence and Cincinnati which marked the first time in his career that he scored double figures in three consecutive outings ... dished off four assists and made four steals and against the Friars and had six assists versus the Bearcats ... earned first career start against Stony Brook and finished with three points and two assists ... tallied a then career-high 14 points (second 10-plus point outing of his career), dished off four assists and made three steals in 35 minutes in BIG EAST opener against Louisville ... netted double figures for the third time in his career against South Florida as he finished with 11 points, five rebounds and four assists ... played 34 minutes in loss to Georgetown and finished with five points, four rebounds and three assists ... dished off six assists and made three steals in win over West Virginia ... netted four points, dished off five assists and grabbed four rebounds in 36 minutes against Seton Hall ... scored nine points, dished off a career-best eight assists and made three steals in loss to Villanova ... played a career-high 38 minutes against St. John's and finished with six points, eight assists (matching a career-high) and making four steals ... played 36 minutes and turned the ball over once in win over Villanova as he finished with four points, three rebounds and four assists ... scored six points in 13 minutes off the bench in season opener against IPFW ... finished with a then career-high 10 points in 16 minutes against Lafayette ... dished off a career-high four assists and did not commit a turnover playing 14 minutes against Lehigh ... played 16 minutes in win over Winston-Salem and had five points, three steals and a personal-best five steals ... spark off the bench win over Maryland, netting five points and making five steals ... finished with three points, three assists and two steals against Alabama ... scored eight points and grabbed a career-high five rebounds against Elon ... also finished with eight points and four rebounds against Portland ... dished off a career-high five assists against Army and grabbed four rebounds ... finished with four points, three rebounds and three assists against Rider ... has played 30-plus minutes in 13 games.
AWARDS AND HONORS: BIG EAST All Rookie Team (2007) ... BIG EAST Rookie of the Week (week of Feb. 26, 2007) ... Outstanding Freshman Award (2007) ... Best Defensive Player Award (2007).
HIGH SCHOOL: Played four years and earned four letters under head coach Chris Chaffer ... two-time Michigan Class C Player of the Year by the Associated Press in 2005 and `06 and a unanimous first-team Class C all-state selection ... a four-time all-state honoree ... finished his career with 2,518 points to rank third-all-time in the state of Michigan ... averaged 30.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 10.0 assists and 7.0 steals in final prep season ... led Buena Vista to Class C state championship in `06 for second time in three years as his team finished with 19-7 mark ... scored 24 points, grabbed nine rebounds, dished off four assists and collected three steals in title game ... also led squad to state crown in 2004 and final 21-5 record ... led Buena Vista to two regional crowns in `06 and `04 ... three-time member of Detroit Area Dream Team ... four-time all-city selection ... earned MVP honors at Michigan All-Star game ... as a junior averaged 30.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 3.0 steals in leading Buena Vista to No. 3 ranking in final regular-season state poll and a 17-6 record ... in his sophomore season he averaged 18.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 5.0 steals and finished with 18.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists as a freshman ... played for 10 years as a member the Michigan Hurricanes AAU team ... named to Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions all-tournament team in `04 and `05 ... MVP of the '05 All-Ohio Nike Cup ... member of the Blue team at the `05 Youth Development Festival that garnered silver medal with a 3-1 record at the Internatonal Sports Festival in San Diego, Calif. ... during the four games averaged 8.5 points and ranked second in steals (3.5) and was tied for seventh in assists (3.5) ... also played for two years as member of high school football team and was an all-state selection in sophomore and junior seasons.
PERSONAL: Full name is Tory J. Jackson ... second youngest of 14 children ... has nine older brothers -- Jon, Vincent, Shawn, Anthony, Michael, Ivan, Bryan, Randy and Cory -- and a younger brother Devante ... has three older sisters -- Paulette, Lynnette and Kimberly ... brother Shawn played basketball at Western Michigan and sister Lynette played at Central State University ... member of school's National Honor Society ... plays the cymbols and drums ... son of James and Sarah Jackson ... born 1-30-88 in Saginaw, Mich. ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters.