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MBA SELECT G DEMETRIUS JACKSON IMPRESSIVE ON SPRING AAU TRAIL
MBA Select guard Demetrius Jackson has been opening many eyes on the AAU trail this spring. The Marian (IN) High School standout combines strength and athletic ability to be a dominant backcourt defender on one end of the floor and a dangerous offensive threat finishing in the lane on the other. An improving outside game has been on display this spring and will certainly raise his profile nationally among the top guards in the Class of 2013 in the country.
The 6-foot-1, 182-pound point guard talked to NBE about the qualities college coaches are expressing major interest in him with.
“[Coaches like my] leadership qualities and my ability to make a play for myself and others,” said Jackson. “And also [my] versatility.”
Jackson seemed destined for a quick recruitment a few months ago, but he is slowing things down to take his time as his profile raises from an impressive regional prospect to one of the guards in most demand nationally in the rising senior class. He talked with NBE on his preferred timeline for a decision.
“Fall [is my decision time frame],” he said. “Before my senior season of basketball.”
Most of the Big 10 region is hot on the trail of Jackson, whose current home in Indiana is also not far from South Bend.
“Missouri, Illinois, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Butler, Xavier and Florida State,” said Jackson of the schools that are actively recruiting him that he is currently considering. “No leaders [at this time], blessing to have all the schools recruiting me.”
Jackson is looking forward to the summer camp season. Right now the only concrete plans on his schedule is a stop at the Butler Elite camp, but he will fill in the rest of his time as summer nears.
Expect Demetrius Jackson to continue to see a rise in his national profile as a top recruit for the Class of 2013. NBE is looking forward to seeing him throughout the spring and summer months as his recruitment will heat up along with the weather.