Jackson, Floretta “Flo”

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Jackson, Floretta “Flo”

Floretta “Flo” Jackson

Induction Year: 1996

Category: Basketball

Location: Wyandanch

A Wyandanch High School alum from the Class of 1983, Floretta also graduated from James Madison University.

She is the only Wyandanch player in school’s history to have her number retired. At Wyandanch, she was the first of eight players to have 1,000 career points.

She was on two Suffolk County championship teams, two state championship teams and one federation state championship team. She was the MVP of the Suffolk County Tournament in her senior year.

At James Madison, she held records in assists in a single game (11), season assists (173) and career assists (560). Her team won conference championships in 1985, 1986 and 1987, and they advanced to the NCAA “Sweet 16” in 1986 and 87. Her team won a school record 28 games in 1986.

She was an All-American in 1987, part of the U.S. Junior Nat’l Team, and the U.S. Olympic Festival East Team in 1985. She started in 106 consecutive career games at JMU, and was named their Co-MVP in 1986.