Former DCCC player signs to Middle Eastern team

Judd Weil
Dodge City Daily Globe

Former Dodge City Community College basketball player, Ameer Jackson has signed to play professional basketball with the Al-Khor Sports Club based in Qatar and will be leaving Kansas in the middle of September.

This is Jackson’s second time signing with Al-Khor after previously playing for the club during the 2018-2019 season. He was one of three Americans on the team but for the 2020-2021 season will be one of two Americans.

In between seasons and after recovering from a torn ACL the second time, Jackson played Division II basketball for the Tunisian-based Ezzahra Sports club in Africa.

“I’m just ready to get back out there and get out and win and show these other teams out there in the world that I can win,” Jackson said.

Highly successful playing for Al-Khor the first time around, Jackson per-game average in 16 games was 24.1 points, 10.2 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 2.3 steals. He was the top scorer that season.

He was selected as All-Qatar D1 Honorable Mention on www.asia-basket.com.

Jackson said he appreciates Al-Khor’s structure and appreciation as a reason for signing on with them again.

“I feel like I left a lot up there, that year I was up there,” he said.

Jackson said that other than missing his family, he is ready to go overseas again and play for Al-Khor.