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Kierra Jackson is a 6'0" power forward who plays for St. Frances Academy. Her game has evolved nicely over the past year and she is one of the 2016's to keep your eye on. She is motivated and academically sound and took some time to answer some questions for 695Hoops.com.
695: How old were you when you started playing and how did you get started?
Kierra: I started playing basketball at a 5 with my older brother's rec team but stopped for a while because I didn't understand the game. I picked it back up with I was 12, just as something to do with my spare time.
695: Have you played any other sports?
Kierra: The only other sport I have played is volleyball.
695: Where did you grow up?
Kierra: I'm originally from Indiana, but I grew up in Randallstown.
695: Who is your favorite player?
Kierra: My favorite player currently is Seimone Augustus.
695: What other hobbies do you have besides basketball?
Kierra: I have a weird hobby of collecting Superman and Batman comic books.
695: Tell me about a funny basketball road trip...
Kierra: A funny basketball road trip that I have went on is in the summer of 2012 with my AAU team to nationals. We had so many arguments over boys, basketball, new dances, and playing time. One argument got so bad our coach had to intervene and the argument was all over who looked better- Chris Brown or Trey Songz.
695: What artists do you listen to before a game?
Kierra: Artists that I listen to before a game are Meek Mill and Tyler the Creator.
695: What do you want to add to your game?
Kierra: I definitely want to add ball handling and a versatile jump shot range to my game.
695: What are your goals for this high school season?
Kierra: One of my goals this high school season is to win the IAAM Championship with my sisters. We're not only a team, but a family- on and off of the court.
695: Which AAU teams have you played for?
Kierra: I have played for MD Lady Tigers '96, '97, and '98.
Kierra: Something people might not know about me is that I take academics very seriously. I am class president and I maintain a 3.9 GPA. I may seem like a goofball but I am very smart.
695: I like that. Good luck the reason of the season.
Kierra: Thanks Coach Al.
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