Dec 9, 2013; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish guard Demetrius Jackson (23) dribbles as Bryant Bears guard Curtis Oakley (34) defends in the second half at the Purcell Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Notre Dame freshman Demetrius Jackson benched for academic habits

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have already had to deal with their fair share of academic issues this year. Not just the basketball team, but with athletes in general. First it was Irish quarterback Everett Golson, then it was Jerian Grant, and now it is freshman sensation Demetrius Jackson.

Jackson did not play Tuesday night’s game against Clemson. Notre Dame head coach, Mike Brey, said it was because of Jackson’s academic habits.

That’s not great news for everyone involved, but the rumors of Jackson’s demise are greatly exaggerated.

Brey, who seemed like he wants to squash any rumors or nonsense before it starts, also said Jackson would not be transferring from the school. He also mentioned that Jackson is committed to being a member of the Notre Dame family and that he is going to be eligible.

Here is more of Brey on Jackson“He had a great fall semester and summer. He needs to improve academic habits. I’m putting on my H.S. teacher hat. He needs to get back to those good habits I saw in the fall. He just didn’t get to as good of a start as he did in fall.”

Brey also estimates that Jackson could be back with the team as early as a week.

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