2016 forward Justin Jackson is the latest Findlay Prep player to receive heavy interest from Arizona, as he earned an offer last week.
“[Coach Pasternack] said Stanley is projected to be a one and done and because I could be considered a junior, he wants another combo-three to fill his spot.
Although Jackson is listed as a sophomore, he could potentially join the class of 2015 but has not yet decided whether he wants to make the jump.
While UNLV, Illinois, and Indiana are among the other schools that have offered, Jackson is more focused on improving than thinking about recruiting.
“I can bring the ball up, I can dribble, I can shoot. I like it to attack. I like to be a slasher,” said Jackson, who describes himself as a point forward. “Personally I think that I can still a lot more for my team but the coaches are really impressed with my play.”
Recently, Findlay played in a tournament in Vancouver, which gave the native Canadian a chance to play close to where he grew up.
“It was a really good trip because my parents came out to see me,” said Jackson. “It was like I was playing at home”
While it is tough for a teenager to move to a new high school, yet alone country, Jackson considers Findlay to be a second family.
“I like the way the players respond with each other.”
In particular, Jackson has become good friends Arizona-bound Craig Victor
“He talks about Arizona every day, especially since he’s my roommate. I know they produce a lot of NBA players so it would be a good choice,” said Jackson.
Jackson has not yet had an opportunity to visit Arizona but plans to do so in the near future. However, his decision date is far off.