High School Sports

Southern Miss lands Iowa State transfer

Former Iowa State guard Kourtlin Jackson announced Monday on his Twitter account that he has decided to transfer to Southern Miss.

Jackson is set to graduate before he arrives at USM, making him immediately eligible to compete for the Golden Eagles.

The 6-foot-4 Jackson played in only eight games last season, scoring a total five points.

Jackson, a native of Des Moines, transferred to Iowa State from John Wood Community College in Illinois, where he averaged 8.9 points and 4.6 rebounds in 2012-13. During his one season at John Wood, the team went 22-10 and advanced to the region title game.

He initially attended Minnesota State in 2011-12, but never played a game there.

Jackson was a walk-on at Iowa State, but he will be on scholarship for the Golden Eagles.

Jackson leaves his hometown college after he was arrested on April 17 for “Class D” felony assault and public intoxication, according to the Iowa State Daily.

Jackson adds depth to the USM backcourt after one of the team's top signees, Lorenzo Bonam, was granted his release recently to attend Utah instead.