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Schools chase after CJ Jackson

CJ Jackson sees his recruitment pick up.
6, Apr 2016

Schools chase after CJ Jackson

While some of the more talented prospects graduating this spring have already committed to a college, many programs begin to look towards the junior college ranks for ballplayers that could help out immediately next season. CJ Jackson, a 6-foot-2 guard from Charlotte, North Carolina, falls into the latter as the junior college standout has immersed himself into a high-level recruitment.

Cocoa, FL

Class
2016
Position
CG
Height
6' 2"
National
NR
State
NR
College
Ohio State University

Playing alongside South Carolina freshman guard PJ Dozier and Miami center Ebuka Izundu on the travel circuit with the Upward Stars two summers ago, Jackson never quite received the dues that he rightfully deserved. He then took his talents to Montverde Prep for a year before committing to George Mason. After a coaching change in Fairfax, Jackson decided to go the junior college route as he ended up at Eastern Florida State College.

This past winter, Jackson exploded onto the scene as a prospect that could, just like Dozier and Izundu, compete at the highest level in the division-1 realm. Averaging nearly 17 points per game along with over three 3-pointers per game, Jackson is someone that can be leaned upon in scoring the basketball. However, he is a solid perimeter rebounder of the ball and can create for others, evidence being his five rebound and four assist averages this past season.

A lethal 45-percent shooter from deep, Jackson recently took his first official visit on March 27, a trip that took him to UConn. “It went well. It was nice,” the Carolina native said about the AAC program. “I like the coaching staff.  They really care for their players.”

Next up will be an official visit to Missouri, a trip that will take place this weekend. Jackson also spoke on offers from Ohio State, California, UNLV, Virginia Tech, and Seton Hall, to go along with the two already mentioned programs.

With three years of college eligibility left, Jackson has the chance to immediately contribute to a program of his choosing. While he is still in the stages of getting to know the schools recruiting him, he does have an understanding of what he is looking for in his future destination. “I want a good coaching staff with where I will get better and a winning program,” the Eastern Florida standout said.

Now with a visit under his belt to UConn and one upcoming to Missouri this weekend, expect to hear much more about Jackson as he looks to be one of the best shot makers still on the board for next season.


Corey Evans has been a member of the HoopSeen family since the summer of 2015. He brings a wealth of experience in scouring the nation in evaluation some of the top prospects from coast-to-coast, and in also finding some of the more under-the-radar prospects from various locales. The managing editor on site, Evans has run a college scouting service, the Roundball Rundown Report, since 2012, as he works with over 100 division-1 college basketball programs from both sides of the nation. Based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Evans is the primary national contributor at HoopSeen which has broadened the scope of information included within the site itself. 

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