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Zay Jackson set to return to Murray State

May 20, 2013, 9:17 AM EDT

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It’s official now: Zay Jackson will be returning to the Murray State basketball team next season.

That’s according to Andy Katz, who reported on Monday morning that Jackson had practiced with the Racers and earned a 2.75 GPA after spending 49 days in jail.

If you’ve forgotten, Jackson was locked up for an incident in a Walmart parking lot late last summer. On September 10th, Jackson had a confrontation with a man named Jason Clements at the Walmart in Murray and eventually pushed a cart into the man’s car. After getting in his car, Jackson ran the man down and drove for several hundred feet with him clutching on to the hood of his car. You can watch the video here.

Jackson will be a key piece for the Racers next year. Not only do they lose Isaiah Canaan, but Ed Daniel and Stacy Wilson also graduate, leaving head coach Steve Prohm without his three leading scorers from a season ago. Jackson averaged 4.9 points and 2.3 assists as a freshman in 2011-2012 and was expected to be an important player for the Racers last year.

Do you think it’s right for Jackson to play for Murray State again?

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  1. jwill26601 - Jun 3, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    Of course he should be given a second chance. I wish we could all go through life without mistakes but the man did his time, and lost out on last years season. He has to think for the rest of his life what he cost the whole team last year and that could be a lot considering they seemed to be one piece of the puzzle shy of I great season all year and I suspect it was the loss of this young man for the year. I wish him great success and hope he has learned something from the whole situation.

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