Dishon Jackson & Dean Reiber commit to Charlotte

by Apr 27, 2023Basketball Recruiting

Photo credit: Jack Ellis, CougCenter

2 frontcount additions are inbound for Ron Sanchez

With the departure of Aly Khalifa to the portal and eventually BYU, the staff really needed to add size to the roster, preferably size that’s college-ready. Enter Dishon Jackson from Washington State and Dean Reiber from Rutgers, both via the transfer portal.

247 Profiles for each commit

Dishon Jackson (ESPN stats) is a 6’10, 250lbs Center and he should have 3 seasons remaining here at Charlotte (2020-21 doesn’t count against eligibility due to COVID). As a freshman Jackson was an honorable mention All-Freshman in the Pac-12, starting 13 games while averaging 7.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game. As a sophomore he earned 6 starts while playing in 25 games, though he battled injuries and then miss this season due to injury as well. It’s a risk worth taking for Charlotte which needs to stack talent as they enter the AAC. Jackson was recruited by BYU and Arizona State after entering the portal.

Dean Reiber (ESPN stats) is another 6’10 big man, but less of a brooding force than Jackson and has the ability to be more of a stretch-five man. Reiber was recruited heavily by this staff out of high school, will have 2 seasons of eligibility (2020-21 doesn’t count against eligibility due to COVID). Unlike Jackson, Reiber seems to not have health issues in his background, playing in 69 games over 3 seasons in New Brunswick.

What’s next?

Charlotte currently has 1 remaining scholarship available for the upcoming season and all signs point to Charlotte adding a guard to help bolster the back court. One of those options is Javon Jackson (Stats/Profile) from Southern Nazarene University (NAIA). As a freshman, Javon Jackson 15.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. Jackson just wrapped up an official visit here, and has also visited Bowling Green and Wyoming.

Stay tuned in while Charlotte continues its hunt to fill the last open scholarship for the upcoming season.

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