Chickasha's Jordan Jackson – Character Counts Presented by First National Bank & Trust of Chickasha

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Chickasha junior Jordan Jackson has been playing basketball for a little over six years now, first becoming interested in the sport like many other athletes do. 

“All my friends were playing YMCA basketball and I wanted to play with them,” he said.

Now, he still plays alongside his friends as well as getting to represent his high school on the court and enjoy the Chickasha community’s support.

“My favorite thing about competing for my high school is always being able to perform in front of my community,” he said.

Jackson says that this season has been a mixed bag, but through it all he and his teammates learned and grew from their experiences, making them want to work even harder.

“I would describe this season as a bumpy road. We have had our ups and downs and I believe we have grown closer as a team and learned from it,” he said.

Jordan Jackson - Chickasha

Jackson has a reputation for being an athlete of good character on and off the court. He strives to hold himself to a high standard in order to be the best teammate and leader he can be on the court. To him, having good character is about three things.

“What good character means to me is honesty, responsibility, and accountability,” he said. “I implement good character in my athletics by always holding myself and teammates accountable and always being responsible and being honest.”

Someone who has been a great example in Jackson’s life is Chickasha head basketball coach Wes Pulliam, who Jackson says has been influential to him on and off the court.

“My head coach Wes Pulliam has been a great role model to me,” he said. “He has helped me grow to be a better player and person off the court he has helped me develop my game a ton.”

After high school Jackson plans to continue his athletic career in college if the opportunity arises, while studying to pursue a degree in business.