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Clarence Jackson Pursuing Pro Career In Europe


Former Siena Saint Clarence Jackson is currently pursuing his professional career in Estonia, in Northern Europe with Rakvere Tarvas of the KML, that country’s premier basketball league. Tarvas is looking to enhance its roster and has invited Jackson to try out for the opportunity to play there in this, his second professional season. He last played in the Ukraine for Dnipro Azot where he averaged 12.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.

Jackson played for Siena College from 2007-2011. He is 27th all time in scoring with 1,164 points including 186 3-pointers which ranks 7th all time in Siena history. In 2009-10 he hit 71 shots from three which ties him with Tay Fisher for 9th for most made in a season. In 2009 he was voted the MAAC Sixth Man of the Year and in 2010 was named to the All-MAAC 3rd team. Clarence was a part of teams which won three consecutive MAAC regular season and tournament championships. Those teams also made three NCAA appearances including wins over Vanderbilt in 2008 and Ohio State in 2009.

Despite battling injuries throughout his career, Clarence often came up with his best performances in big games. In 2010 he scored 25 points against cross town rival UAlbany, 24 against Butler, and 19 in a 62-57 win over Georgia Tech. He averaged 14.7 points per game his senior season and finished his career with 90 wins.

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