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BC's Jackson named Player of Week

After leading the Eagles to wins over Providence and Maryland, Boston College junior guard Reggie Jackson was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week.

The 6-foot-3, 208-pound Jackson led BC with 26 points -- on 9-of-12 shooting, including 4-of-4 from 3-point range -- and grabbed seven rebounds in an 88-86 home win over the Friars on Dec. 8. Then on Sunday, Jackson scored 16 points, pulled down five rebounds and handed out five assists in another narrow Eagles win, this one 79-75 on the road over the Terrapins in the ACC opener.

BC has won five straight since a 65-55 loss to Wisconsin in the second round of the Old Spice Classic in Orlando, Fla. Jackson has played a role in each of those wins.

The Colorado Springs, Colo., native is ranked in the top 10 in the ACC in eight categories: scoring (19.2 points per game, second), minutes played (34.3, second), field goal percentage (51.6, third), 3-point field goal percentage (47.8, third), assist-to-turnover ratio (2.4, third), assists (4.5, fourth), free throw percentage (82.6, eighth) and 3-pointers made (2.2, ninth).

With eight wins in its first 10 games under new coach Steve Donahue, Boston College has already won more than half as many games as it did all of last season, when the Eagles finished just 15-16 overall and 6-10 in the ACC.

Jackson & Co. will be back in action Sunday afternoon when they host Bryant at Conte Forum. Tipoff is at 3 p.m.

Jack McCluskey is an editor for ESPN.com and contributes to ESPNBoston.com.