After a long struggle: Tiffany Jackson passed away

Women’s Winner League 21-22

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Cycle 39 – 04/25/2022

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Li Nof Gazit | 04/10/2022 09:56

Tiffany Jackson (Itzik Blanitsky)

But great in Israeli women’s basketball. Tiffany Jackson, who was one of the most dominant foreigners in the Premier League when she played for Maccabi Ashdod, passed away after a long battle with cancer at the age of only 37.

During her time in the Premier League, Jackson led Maccabi Ashdod to three championships (2013/14, 2014/15, 2017/18) and the greatest achievement in the club’s European history – qualifying for the semi-finals of the Eurocup in 2015. The talented center didn’t only make a splash in the Holy Land, when she was also highly regarded in her homeland after being selected fifth in the 2007 draft by the New York Liberty of the WNBA league, after four great years at Texas College.

Tiffany Jackson (Kobe Eliyahu)

Young Shiran, who played with her during her time at Maccabi Ashdod, wrote on her Instagram page: “I can’t believe you’re not around and that you can’t do nonsense together, you’re still the strongest woman I know, a hero. I miss you”. Alisha Clark also tweeted heartbroken hearts.

This is not the first time Jackson has dealt with the disease. After in 2016 she recovered from the breast cancer she suffered from and returned to lead Maccabi Ashdod to a fifth championship in a row, about two years ago the center announced that she fell ill again and left Ashdod for treatment in her homeland, but this time the end was tragic.

The American basketball world did not remain indifferent to the sad news either. “Tiffany had a great career and was an influential actress,” she said Judy Conradtwho coached Jackson during her time at Texas College.


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