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Former Texas basketball star Tiffany Jackson has died

BASKETBALL is mourning the loss of former University of Texas star Tiffany Jackson at the age of just 37. Jackson was a three-time All-American at Texas and spent nine seasons in the WNBA.



Jackson was a three-time All-American at Texas and spent nine seasons in the WNBA.

The beginning of Jackson’s rise to prominence can be traced back to her high school years in Duncanville, Texas, where she was crowned state champion in 2003.

Later on that same year, she would enroll at the University of Texas, where she would remain a part of the team until 2007, during which time she would break a number of records along the way.

Jackson is the only player in Texas basketball history to have scored at least 1,000 points, pulled down 1,000 rebounds, stolen 300 balls, and blocked 150 shots.

During the WNBA Draft, the 6’3″ forward was selected by New York Liberty, where she would play for three seasons before making the move to Tulsa.

In 2015, Jackson was given a diagnosis of breast cancer, but she made her comeback to the league in 2017 to play for Los Angeles.

Jody Conradt, who coached the Texas women’s basketball team in the past, said that Tiffany had a successful career and was a significant player.

“She was known for her all-around game as well as the fact that she had incredible mobility and could play a variety of positions.

“Players on the team held her in high regard, and we all feel a collective sense of loss at her passing.”

Following her return, Tiffany pursued a career in coaching and eventually became an assistant with Texas.

Her most recent position was that of head coach at Wiley College, an NAIA institution located in Marshall, Texas.

Jackson was praised by the current coach of the Longhorns, Vic Schaefer, who called him one of the “best players ever” to compete for the organization.


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