Over the years, the Winchester/Frederick County Area has produced a remarkable number of top-level athletes in a wide variety of sports; and, the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival® has tried, whenever possible, to honor them on their triumphant returns to the Apple Capital. Festival® President, Barry Carper, is extremely happy to announce that Cameron “Cam” Jackson, former John Handley High School basketball standout, and a leading player in the recent success of the Wofford College basketball team, has accepted the Festival’s invitation to appear at the 2019 Partlow Insurance Sports Breakfast presented by Grange Insurance.
Cam Jackson is the son of LeAnthony and Danielle Jackson; and, he graduated from Handley High School in 2014. At the pinnacle of his Handley basketball career, he was named a Team Captain, a District Player of the Year, and a Regional Player of the Year. During his senior year, the Handley team finished as the State Runner-Up; and, Cam was named First Team All-State and the Virginia State Coaches Association Player of the Year. While at Handley, he was also a member of the Marching Judges field band, and the baseball team.
Cam is currently a Division 1 student-athlete at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He will be graduating in May 2019 with a degree in environmental studies. While at Wofford, Cam was the Team Captain of the 2017-2018 basketball team that upset reigning NCAA Champion, North Carolina, at the “Dean Dome” in Chapel Hill. In that game, Cam scored 18 points, along with 9 rebounds, 3 steals, and a program record 6 blocks, which earned him Southern Conference Player of the Week Honors, and Lute Olson National Player of the Week Honors. One of three Team Captains for the 2018-2019 Season, Cam started every game, averaging 14.5 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. For the season, he led Wofford College in rebounds (266), blocks (35), and steals (52). He was named to the First Team All-Southern-Conference Tournament Team, the First Team All-Southern-Conference Regular Season Team, and the December Southern Conference Player-of-the-Month. During the 2018-2019 Season, the Wofford Terriers had a record 30 wins and were undefeated in conference play. They were Conference Champions while sporting the longest undefeated streak in the country among all Division 1 schools. Wofford entered the NCAA Basketball Tournament as a 7th seed, and earned its first ever March Madness victory over Seton Hall (a 10th seed) before ultimately losing to Kentucky.
For his career at Wofford College, Cam is ranked 19th on their all-time scoring list (1399), 6th all-time in scoring percentage (.583), 6th all-time in steals (168), 3rd all-time in blocks (125). He is 1st all-time at his school in most games played (138). Cam has also played in the NABC All-Star Game, and has competed in the 3x3U Hoops Competition making it to the Sweet Sixteen Round. Cam is a Lute Olsen All-American. In the area of student life, he is very proud to hold a leadership position with Campus Outreach which is a national faith-based college ministry. After graduating from Wofford in May, he plans to pursue a professional basketball career.
Cameron “Cam” Jackson will take an honored position on the stage at the Partlow Insurance Sports Breakfast, presented by Grange Insurance. This signature Festival event will be held for the first time in the Tolley Dental Entertainment Zone at the James R. Wilkins, Jr. Athletics & Events Center on the Campus of Shenandoah University. Even in this large facility, there are limits on tickets sales. For example, the expanded Bloomers’ Luncheon was recently declared a sell-out. Festival Organizers advise not waiting too long to buy tickets.