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High school notebook: Nino Jackson headed to Loyola Marymount

Jackson turns down offers from Kansas, Baylor, OU, OSU and others.
by Ed Godfrey and Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: April 24, 2013

The long, sometimes rocky, road to Division I basketball has taken former Ardmore star Nino Jackson to Loyola Marymount University.

The 6-foot-2 guard signed with the school on Tuesday, he announced on Twitter.

Jackson, who played his freshman season at Northwest Classen, spent two years at Ardmore, where he developed into one of the most highly recruited players in the country, with offers from Kansas, Baylor, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and a slew of others.

But off-court issues led him to Kingdom Prep outside Atlanta, Ga., where he spent the 2012-13 season, helping them to the NACA Division III national championship.


Putnam City North tight end Logan Price and Kingfisher running back Landon Nault were two of the standout performers at the National Underclassmen Combine's Southwest Five-Star event in Duncanville, Texas.

Price (6-foot-2, 201 pounds) was named one of the outstanding performers at tight end/wide receiver, earning sophomore Most Valuable Player honors at tight end.

Nault, who will be a senior next season, earned running back MVP honors. The 5-foot-8, 180-pound Nault stood tall against bigger linebackers.

Oklahoma Christian School quarterback Will McKinnis was also named one of the top performers in the camp.


Heritage Hall's boys' soccer team capped an unbeaten regular season for only the second time in school history on Tuesday night with a 4-1 victory over defending state champion Northwest Classen.

The Chargers only other unbeaten regular season was in 2005 when they lost in the state championship game to Bishop Kelley.

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by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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by Scott Wright
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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