Keith Barnes profiles the West Xtra Male Athlete of the Year, Cornell's Dane Jackson.
"Being one of the top football players in the WPIAL wasn't sufficient for Dane Jackson.
No, he had to also be one of the best basketball players in the area as well.
If those two accomplishments weren't fulfilling enough, the senior added one more asterisk to his already bloated resume. Jackson did it while representing two different high schools.
Jackson, the Post-Gazette West Xtra Male High School Athlete of the Year, attended and graduated from Cornell, where he finished second only to Chartiers Valley's Matty McConnell in WPIAL basketball scoring last season as he averaged a whopping 29.3 points per game in the regular season. That helped Cornell finish 14-11 overall and vaulted the team into the WPIAL Class A quarterfinals and a win in the state qualifying tournament before the team lost to Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic in the fifth-place game."