ST. JOHNS UNIVERSITY
ST. JOHNS UNIVERSITY
Reggie Jessie 6'7 215
1999-2000: In the CoSIDA Classic he had 10 points, grabbed nine rebounds and had three assists against Samford, and had 12 points and grabbed a tournament-high 17 rebounds, 10 of them defensive, against New Mexico. Jessie had another on of his solid performances against Stony Brook scoring 13 points, grabbing seven rebounds, and handing out five assists. Against Coppin State he played 35 minutes, scoring 12 points on six of nine shots from the field, with six rebounds (four offensive), four assists, and one steal. Against Virginia 15 points, a game-high 11 rebounds and five assists in an 85-63 win; it was his second double-double of the season. Scored 17 points, grabbed five rebounds and handed out three assists in 29 minutes of action against St. Francis . Scored a career-high 19 points and added seven rebounds and five assists against Niagara. Named Big East Player of the Week for the week of 12/13/99. Handed out a career-best eight assists against Connecticut in an 82-77 win
1998-99: Played in 36 of 37 games last season and started 13. Averaged 5.6 points and 4.3 rebounds per game; third on the team with 79 assists. Scored in double figures eight times and led the team in rebounding four times, in assists three times, and in steals four times. Set a career high with 17 points vs. top-ranked Connecticut. Recorded his first collegiate double-double, with 16 points and 11 rebounds, vs. Providence.
High School: Attended Bishop Loughlin High School, where he was a Top 100 recruit and a First Team All-New York City selection. He averaged 19.5 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game amassed over 1,400 points, becoming the leading scorer at Bishop Loughlin and surpassing SJU alum Mark Jackson. Led his 1995-96 and 1996-97 squads to the CHSAA Final Four.
Jessie is one of the best sixthmen and point forwards in the Big East. He can do whatever needs to be done for the team to win. Most
teams do not have the luxury of having such a multi-talented player as Jessie. He is called on to do many things for the Red Storm. Throughout the course of the season he has been asked to be a point forward, a defensive stopper, and a scorer off the bench. All roles which he has done admirably. He can play professional basketball. It is just a matter of where.
It could be the IBL, IBA, ABA 2000, or overseas.