ATLANTA — The Atlanta Dream have signed Tennessee women’s basketball standout Meme Jackson to a training camp contract, the WNBA franchise announced on Wednesday evening.
Jackson, a 5-foot-11 graduate of Blackman High School in Murfreesboro, Tenn., is the 48th Lady Vol to move on to the WNBA and the 60th to play professionally in any league.
The wing player was UT’s third-highest scorer during the 2018-19 season, averaging 10.8 ppg. and leading the team in scoring on seven occasions. She led UT in 3-pointers made as a senior, hitting 54, and knocked down three or more treys in nine games. Jackson finished with 129 career three-balls, just missing the Lady Vols’ all-time top 10 by four.
Starting 27 games as a senior and averaging 29.9 minutes per contest, she was the Big Orange’s second leading free throw shooter at 83 percent. Jackson earned her way onto the Junkanoo Jam All-Tournament Team following Tennessee wins over Clemson and UAB for the Junkanoo Division title.
Among her most memorable games in 2018-19, Jackson went four of nine from behind the arc and nine of 11 from the free throw line en route to a career-high 33 points against No. 12 Texas. She also knocked down five threes and was a perfect 6-of-6 from the line to finish with a team-high 27 points at Auburn.