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Women's Basketball Adds Maka Jackson To 2021-2022 Roster

Apr 28, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY – University of Utah Women's Basketball head coach Lynne Roberts announced the addition of transfer Maka Jackson to the 2021-22 roster today, adding another physical and talented guard to the Utes' upcoming squad.

"I am really excited about Maka joining our program," Roberts said. "She fills an immediate need on our roster with her tremendous athleticism, the ability to defend the perimeter, and a proven competitor who plays with enthusiasm and passion. It has been fun to get to know her through the recruiting process. She will fit right in with our team's culture and mindset."

The 5-9 graduate transfer guard comes to Utah from Texas Tech University where she played in 48 career games from 2019-21. She averaged 5.0 points and 2.5 rebounds per game while regularly performing as one of the Red Raiders' best defenders both seasons she represented TTU.

The Ewa Beach, Hawaii native started her collegiate career at South Georgia Tech, transferring to TTU as the No. 15-ranked JUCO player in the country.

Player Breakdown

Prior to Utah: Played in 48 career games with 17 starts at Texas Tech during the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons.

  • Averaged 26.3 minutes, 6.4 points and 3.5 rebounds per game in 2020-21, starting in 14 of the 24 games she appeared in, shooting 50-percent from the floor, which ranked second on the team.
  • Reached double-digits five times in 2020-21, including a season-high 12 points against Texas (1/30/21) and Kansas (2/20/21).
  • Career-high eight rebounds against West Virginia (1/27/21).
  • Recorded 14.3 minutes, 3.3 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 2019-20, reaching double-digits in two games.
  • Career-high 16 points on 5-of-5 shooting from the floor and 6-of-6 shooting from the free throw line against Louisiana Monroe (12/22/19).
  • Scored 12 points with two rebounds and two steals in her first game with TTU against Sam Houston State (11/14/19).
  • Career-high five steals against Purdue-Fort Wayne (11/29/19).
  • Transferred to Texas Tech after two seasons at South Georgia Tech as the No. 15-ranked JUCO player in the country.

High School: Played high school basketball at Stonewall Jackson High School.

  • Helped her team to a conference championship.
  • All-District selection.