Marion’s Jackson Connor announced he will attend John A Logan College in the fall and play basketball for Kyle Smithpeters on Twitter Saturday morning.

“Jackson is very talented and a winner.  He comes from a great high school program and coach that will allow him to have a head start coming in,” says Smithpeters.  “Jackson has the ability to score all over the floor.  He is a matchup problem night in and night out.  He is going to really surprise some people.”

Connor is the leading scorer in Marion history after scoring 2,018 points the past four seasons for the Wildcats, passing Marion graduate and current John A Logan Athletic Director Greg Starrick’s mark of 1,975 on March 6th, against the Herrin Tigers in the 3A Marion Regional Final.

Connor joins Pinckneyville’s Dawson Yates in being an area star that has committed to the Volunteers.

“To have Dawson and Jackson representing Logan is what we had hoped for going into next year.  They are both very skilled players that bring different skills and abilities to our program,” Smithpeters explains.  “They both fit into what we are wanting to do for next year!”

Before committing to the local JUCO powerhouse, Connor also held offers from SIU-Edwardsville, Eastern Illinois, Lewis University, McKendree University, Austin Peay, and Idaho.

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