WSU’s Dishon Jackson out indefinitely due to medical issues

Dishon Jackson
Credit: WSU Men's Basketball Website

PULLMAN, Wash. — WSU men’s basketball center Dishon Jackson will be out for an indefinite period of time due to some medical issues.

The center from Oakland, California, made the announcement on social media on Monday.

“My inner circle of friends and family understand and are giving me the support I need,” Jackson said. “I want to move forward with the process. No one needs to feel sympathy or pity for me. I am sure people will want to reach out and send their well wishes via texts and social media. I know you are behind me, but I need to move forward.

“DJ” was named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman Honorable Mention Team in 2020-21, averaging 7.2 points and 4.3 rebounds. Battling injuries last season, Jackson played in 25 games and led the team in rebounding seven times, getting his first double-double against Arizona State. He averaged 8.8 points and 6.5 rebounds in the NIT, setting the program postseason record for blocks against Santa Clara with four.

Jackson had a blocked shot rate of 8.1 percent last season, the 7th most for a sophomore at WSU.

“I’ll be back better than ever at some point in the future and will let the community know in due time,” Jackson said. “I appreciate all the love and support that everyone at Pullman has shown. Go Cougs!!”

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