Murray State guard Zay Jackson has been arrested Sunday evening and charged with two counts of first-degree assault.
This from WPSD, an NBC affiliate:
“According to Murray Police, officers responded to an altercation in the Wal-Mart parking lot around 4 p.m. Officers said Jackson assaulted two people with his vehicle. Both victims suffered apparent minor injuries.”
This is definitly not the start to the season Racers’ head coach Steve Prohm wanted coming out of a 31-2 season, and winning their first 26 games of the season. It does not look like Jackson will play this season if he is convicted of the crimes he is charged for.
Jackson spent most of the 2011-12 season on the bench for Murray State. He averaged 18.4 minutes per game as well as 4.9 points and 2.3 assists per game. However, the bright spot on Jackson was his ability to come off the bench and not miss a bet. He created a lot of problems with his on-the-ball defense.
Jackson’s minutes were definitely going to increase if this did not happen. Now, it looks like he may not even see the arena this season.
The Racers will miss him but they do return All-American Isaiah Cannan and Ed Daniel, both starters from last season’s Cinderella squad.
The team will start the season in the Charleston Classic against Auburn. Ohio Valley Conference play will begin Dec. 8 when the Racers takes on Tennessee-Martin. It does not look like the Racers will be back to 2011 form but they still have the potential to make a run in conference play.
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