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Monday, April 12, 2010

Extending our sincere condolences to Tiffany Jackson: Leaving a Legacy

A giant of a man in heart and stature who built one of the nation's most influential girls' basketball club programs, Marques Jackson of Duncanville, Texas, died on Sunday morning at age 46 of a heart attack.

In its seventh year of existence, Jackson's DFW program has churned out a parade of women's basketball stars, including his own daughter, Tiffany, who plays for the WNBA's New York Liberty and was an All-American at Texas. DFW alumni also include Brittney Griner, the NCAA tournament star at Baylor, and Brittainey Raven, a senior at Texas, among others. The program has plenty of future stars, including Odyssey Sims, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) high-school player of the year and Baylor signee, and Moriah Jefferson of Glenview, Texas, one of the top prospects in the 2012 class.