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Which Mississippi State freshman is becoming a true closer?

Rickea Jackson has burst onto the scene, as she continues to score at will. MSU Athletics

As she is one of the Bulldogs primary scoring threats, freshman forward Rickea Jackson has exceeded expectations offensively.

Fresh off a 15 point performance against Stanford, Jackson has been in double figures in five of the Bulldogs nine games. While Vic Schaefer is a defense first coach, this year’s squad is more than gifted on offense, with Jackson at the forefront. Averaging 11.2 points per game, Jackson is a pure scorer at heart.

Though there is no questioning Jackson’s scoring ability, she must improve on the boards. At 6-foot-2, Jackson should be averaging more than 2.7 rebounds per game. If able to do so, look for Jackson’s number to be called more often.

Given that the majority of her points come when it matters most, Jackson has shown the ability to close. Like teammate Jordan Danberry, she is willing to embrace the moment. With her offensive game coupled with second-to-none confidence, Jackson is sure to be an even bigger offensive threat going forward.