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Sheryl Swoopes' Son Continues The Family Legacy At Texas Tech

November, 12, 2014
Nov 12

Before absolutely dominating the WNBA and international competition, Sheryl Swoopes was leading Texas Tech to a national championship in 1993. And now it seems, the school will be seeing a LOT more of the future Hall of Famer around campus. On Wednesday morning, Swoopes’ son, Jordan Jackson, committed to the school and will play for Tubby Smith’s squad next season.

The proud mom took to Twitter to share the good news.

Jackson has previously credited his mom for his success on the court and her storied history with the school seemed to factor heavily in his decision. “I was ecstatic,” Jackson told after receiving the scholarship offer in July. “I immediately felt how this was an opportunity to continue the legacy of my mom, but on the men’s side.”

Safe to say, that type of legacy would be fairly well received in Lubbock. And the 6-foot-1 shooting guard was clearly so excited about his decision, he couldn’t even wait to see how he would look in the team uniform.

Swoopes gave her stamp of approval of the new look with a retweet. You can’t get more of an endorsement than that.

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Birthday cards and record books

March, 25, 2013
AP Photo/Amy SancettaAfter setting several records in the 1993 tournament, Sheryl Swoopes went on to become the first player signed by the WNBA in 1996.
Sheryl Swoopes turns 42 today, and her name still can be found all over the women’s NCAA tournament record book. In 1993, Swoopes scored a record 177 points in five tournament games, including 47 in the final, where Texas Tech beat Ohio State 84-82 in Atlanta. Swoopes finished the tournament averaging 35.4 points per game to help secure Texas Tech’s first – and only – tournament title.

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