Baylor women’s basketball announced that former LSU guard Chloe Jackson will join the roster next season as a graduate transfer. She will be immediately eligible and
Jackson averaged 18.1 points and 4.7 rebounds per game in 29 performances a standout junior. In 16 conference games, Jackson’s numbers improved to 20.1 points per game and 45.6 percent from the field. For her efforts, Jackson earned All-SEC second team.
Now, Jackson transfers from a middling SEC team to one of the best women’s basketball teams in the nation. More importantly, she fills an important role for Baylor women’s basketball right away.
Starting point guard Kristy Wallace is gone to the WNBA. The lead returning guard scorer on Baylor’s roster – point guard Alexis Morris – averaged just 9.4 points per game last season. Jackson should step in immediately and provide some much-needed perimeter scoring.
Jackson did not play much point guard at LSU, so don’t expect her to run the offense. Instead, Jackson will likely slot next to Morris, Natalie Chou, Lauren Cox and Kalani Brown in the starting lineup. However, things are subject to change depending on fit and development.
Baylor just signed one of the best recruiting classes in program history. The Lady Bears signed five 5-star players in the class of 2018, including a pair of top-10 recruits. ALl five could push for playing time immediately and change the calculus of this roster. However, Jackson’s experience will be a critical addition to a roster in need of it.