The Cleveland State community is currently in a state of mourning following the announced death of one of the men’s basketball student assistants. Kyle Jackson, a Cleveland native who played high school basketball at John Hay, passed away on the morning of his birthday, August 6. He was 20.
Following a stellar high school career at John Hay, Jackson took his talents to Penn State Shenango, where he played two seasons before transferring back home to Cleveland State to further his education.
Jackson was a recent hire to the men’s basketball program but was a welcomed addition as his previous basketball experience not only in northeast Ohio but beyond made him a worthy addition in the eyes of the entire program. While oftentimes overlooked, student assistants are the backbone of college basketball, as their devotion to the game is truly unmatched. Jackson was no different, as while he decided to put his playing career on pause, his selfless nature shined through in this role.
Everyone at Right Down Euclid would like to send our deepest condolences to the Jackson family and the friends he touched in his life.
Alec Kwait has experience covering sports of all levels. But, his passion lies with mid-major Division I and Division III collegiate men’s basketball. He provides Right Down Euclid in-depth access and coverage to programs like John Caroll, Case Western, Cleveland State and even Akron!
Did you enjoy this story from Right Down Euclid? Then you should become a paid supporter. As a non-profit news organization, every dollar goes toward making fully independent Cleveland coverage possible. It takes all of us!