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Three Falling

By Coleman Swierc - bio | email

LIBERTY CITY, TEXAS (KLTV) - Noah Jackson remembers it like it was yesterday.

"The very first three I ever took, I made it from the corner, after that, I was allowed to shoot threes," said Jackson.

And that's a good thing.

"He is lights out, he can shoot," said Jackson's teammate Lie'Quan Byrd.

Point guard Colton Kirk echoed the statement, "He is probably one of the best shooters I have seen around here."

Not in just East Texas, but all of the state, and not just this year, but of all time.

Jackson is on the verge of becoming one of the top five three point shooters in the history of Texas High School Basketball, just a mere 22 away from the 5th spot, and putting his name next to the best that ever played.

"They just put the 3 point line in 20 years ago," said Jackson, "So I am honored to be even close to them."

"It has been kind of drilled into my mind that I am a shooter."

Jackson has drilled more than 100 3-pointers all four years on varsity at Sabine, but it is the three pointer he dreams of that keeps him firing away.

"I have practiced it out here quite a few times, imagining that I am at state, and a turnaround jumper wins it, I have done that quite a bit."

"As long as he makes it, it is cool," joked Kirk.

Wanna stop him? Good luck.

"If I make the first one usually, it is going to be a good night."

Behind the arc, he is an all time shooter. In front, well...

"Everyone is trying to do the dunk thing now," said Byrd, "We try to get him to dunk, but he is scared to, thinks he might twist is ankle or something."

But that might be the only way to slow him down.


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