Jackson Finds Purpose, Possibility in Basketball

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By WSIL Sports

 CARBONDALE-- SIU senior Desmar Jackson has overcome plenty of life's challenges from an early age.  He is particularly close with his Mother, Valerie Jackson, who he considers his hero and pushed him to see the possibility in basketball.  Jackson says the game has given him so much, and despite a career filled with ups and downs in Carbondale, he is learning to be a better teammate and person.

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