Last Updated on December 14, 2023, 5:27 am
Rochester Community Mourns the Loss of All-Greater Rochester Basketball Player Kenny Jackson
Kenny Jackson, a former celebrity basketball player in Rochester, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 12, 2023. He was 43 years old. Family, friends, and community mourn the loss of a local celebrity basketball player of his time who was once selected as the best high school boys basketball player in Section V.
What happened to Kenny Jackson?
Kenny Jackson passed away unexpeDctedly on Tuesday, December 12, 2023. The details of his untimely demise have not been made public. Unconfirmed reports suggest he died in a shooting incident. His family and close friends have not disclosed the cause of death. It is unclear what happened to the late basketball star. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends during this challenging time.
Who was Kenny Jackson?
Kenny Jackson was a former star basketball player at the peak of his basketball career in 1999, when he was named the Democrat and Chronicle’s All-Greater Rochester Player of the Year as a junior at Edison Tech. He became a paraprofessional at Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School in Rochester.
He was placed on the varsity team as the guard in his sophomore year in 1997-98. His athletic prowess led his team to victory in the Section V Championship for the first time. He was named City-Catholic League All-Star, a title he won again when he played as point guard for Edison, along with 1998-99 AGR Player of the Year and Most Valuable Player of Section V Class A Tournament. His team, The Inventors, were back-to-back champions.
Friends and loved ones describe him as a kind, compassionate, and down-to-earth individual with an ‘easy-going nature.’
“He always showed love,” a friend and former basketball player, De’Waun, said, “and genuine love, nothing fake.”
Jackson owned a business called Action Jackson Construction Home Improvements. He could be seen around Rochester for his business and forged lasting bonds with everyone he encountered with his friendly demeanour and kindness.
Jackson loved his family and supported them in their every venture. His son, Zymier, a senior at East High School, became the best quarterback in Section V. Jackson supported his dreams and always showed up for every game and practice session.
Jackson always greeted everyone with a smile and got along with everyone. He passed down the same traits of kindness and hospitality to his sons.
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