2009 In Review: Tiffany Jackson

How those summer months breeze by and another Liberty season is in the books again. As the weather transitions into fall and players begin to part ways en route to off-season endeavors, NYLiberty.com is handing in its season homework – a final report, which takes a look back at how each member of the team faired in the franchise's 13th summer. Today’s chapter of the report looks at forward Tiffany Jackson.

Season High Category Opp-Date
24 Minutes @IND, 6/27
16 Points @CHI, 8/28
9* Rebounds @IND, 6/27
3 Assists ATL, 7/11
3* Steals 2X, 7/23
3 Blocks PHX, 7/26

Season: 3rd
Position: Forward
PPG: 5.3
RPG: 3.4
APG: 0.7
MPG: 14.6

(*) denotes career-high

THE SKINNY: Jackson appeared in all 34 games. She finished the season with nine starts, with the first of her career coming on July 30th versus Washington. Jackson had 12 five-plus rebound games (five less than last season) and five 10-plus point games (two less than last season). She led the team in boards six times (three less than 2008) and points once (three less than 2008). Jackson was the Liberty's leading reserve scorer (for the second time in her career) with 5.3 points per game and leading reserve rebounder with 3.4 boards per game.

ON THE RISE: Jackson maintained her health this summer, after being sidelined by injury for the final nine games of the 2008 regular season and the post-season run through the Eastern Conference Finals. It was the first year, since her rookie season, that Jackson appeared in all 34 regular season match-ups.

BREAKOUT GAME: Although her season-high came on August 28th in Chicago, the best performance by Jackson was the last game of the summer versus the Mystics. A five-of-six field goal shooting effort led to a 14-point game for the third year forward and a victory for New York. Ten of those points came in the third quarter, as she and team-mate Essence Carson helped the Liberty build a 16-point lead when they combined for 24 points. Jackson was one of New York's top three field-goal shooters with .450-percent on the season.

Review more of Jackson's ride through the 2009 season and previous seasons via her WNBA.com Playerfile.

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