Former DCCC basketball player Ameer Jackson back in Dodge City
Upon leaving the Middle Eastern country of Qatar, former Dodge City Community College basketball player Ameer Jackson is back in Dodge City, albeit temporarily.
Originally from the Charlotte, North Carolina area, Jackson was recruited by then DCCC head basketball coach Kyle Campbell in 2013 when Jackson was a senior year at the Evelyn Mack Academy.
“He ended up driving 22 hours to Kanapolis (North Carolina) to come and see me and talk to my family,” said Jackson.
Jackson played basketball at DCCC for two years and was an all-conference honorable mention in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference.
In 2015, Jackson signed to Sam Houston State University right before his sophomore season. After his fourth game at Sam Houston State though, he tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).
After going through rehab for his ACL, Jackson played Division 2 at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, before declaring to go pro, after half a season.
Jackson signed with the CN Aurel Vlaicu Bucuret basketball club based in Bucharest, Romania, and stayed with them for a full season as a point guard, averaging about 37 points.
For the 2018-19 season, Jackson signed with Al-Khor Sports Club based in Qatar and was one of three imported players, as well as the youngest on the team.
“It was a learning experience on and off the court with Al-Khor,” said Jackson. “I was playing against higher skilled players; it was a whole different transition.”
Jackson was the top scorer of the league, averaging 24 points and 10 rebounds for the season.
Before he could sign to another league in Saudi Arabia, Jackson tore his ACL again and after five months in recovery, signed to another professional league in Africa.
His time in Africa was disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and so Jackson made the choice to come back stateside and is now in Dodge City, visiting old friends.
Jackson said before too long he will go back to Kanapolis and train before deciding who he will play for this September in Qatar, where several pro-league clubs are attempting to recruit him.
Jackson wants to get at least three more overseas seasons under his belt in the Middle East and win a few championships before trying to get into the NBA summer league.