FREDERICK, Md.--Hood College head men's basketball coach Tom Dickman has added two Linganore High School graduates to his 2012-13 roster.
Luke Jackson (pictured right, above) is a 6-1, 175-lb. guard who played for the Lancers from 2008-12 and Jeremy Veres (pictured right, below) is a 6-6, 210-lb. forward who graduated from Linganore in 2009 and is transferring to Hood from Frederick Community College.
Jackson averaged 19 points, five rebounds and 2.5 assists per game last season and was a two-time all-Monocacy Valley Athletic League (MVAL) first team selection as a junior and senior. He also garnered all-county honors by the Frederick News-Post in 2012 (first team) and 2011 (second team). An excellent student in the classroom, Jackson earned honor roll notice throughout his career at Linganore.
"Luke concluded a great high school career at Linganore as one of the top players in the area," said Dickman. "He has a work ethic and toughness that will serve him well as he adjusts to the college game. I really like his aggressive mentality, both offensively and defensively. He is a good fit for Hood College."
Veres, who served as a co-captain at FCC last season, averaged 6.9 points and 6.8 rebounds per contest and shot 50 percent from the floor for the Cougars in 2011-12. A solid defender and strong inside presence, Veres appeared in 43 games for FCC the past two seasons.
"I believe that Jeremy will have an immediate impact on our team," said Dickman. "He is a rugged, fundamentally-sound inside player and rebounder. He also has the shooting and passing ability that will allow him to play away from the basket."
Jackson and Veres join twin brothers Davon and Devin Hill, who graduated from The Potomac School in 2012, as four of Dickman's recruits for the 2012-13 season.