Game Changer: Jackson Simmons
Updated: Friday, February 21 2014, 07:54 AM EST
The rivalry renewed. Snow stopped Duke vs. Carolina last week, but it is on Thursday night. There is a definite mountain flair to this game. Sylva's Jackson Simmons is living his dream by playing basketball for the UNC Tar Heels. While it may not be as glamorous as everyone thinks, Jackson has found his niche among a team full of stars.
Jackson Simmons has played a critical role in the Tar Heels' current seven game winning streak. His hustle and tenacity on the court have earned him the respect from his teammates and from his Hall of Fame head coach.
While Jackson may not be a regular starter for the Tar Heels, he embraces his role on this very talented team.
Jackson's close relationship with his parents has been a key component to his success. He talks to dad, Si, every day, and could not be more proud of his mom, Cindi for recently making the NCHSAA Hall of Fame.