Well here we are folks in the middle of college hoops season, and right after the college football season has ended, so now all the casual college hoops fans are coming out of the woodwork to enjoy great basketball. Great basketball is being playing in the little South Georgia town of Tifton right now by 2014 Georgia Tech basketball commit, Tadric Jackson.
Jackson is the only other player listed online for Georgia Tech hoops in 2014 along with center, Ben Lammers. Jackson is obviously going to be a lot different from Lammers, who is a 6’10″ impressive shot blocker, while Tadric Jackson looks like he’s going to be an impressive everything. While researching the recruting list for Georgia Tech hoops you, like myself, will probably be surprised by seeing Jackson as one of those commitments.
The 6’2″ shooting guard is ranked number 68 in the ESPN100, meaning he is classified as one of the top 100 recruits in all of America, which includes such names as ACC recruits Jahlil Okafor (1st overall), Tyus Jones (4th overall), and Justin Jackson (8th overall). The recruiting class this year is filled to the brim with unbelievable talent that will probably make some All-Conference and All-American teams in the future.
Tadric Jackson has some impressive stats, and they’re impressive even for a high school basketball player. According to his stats on MaxPreps.com, he has played at a varsity level for three years and has played for three separate schools. That could be an indication that he can produce with whatever players and talent are around him.
So far on this 2013-14 season, his Tift County Blue Devils are 13-2, with Tadric playing just 9 of those 15 games. In those nine games he has scored a total of 181 points with a 21% 3-point percentage. He has a 69% free throw percentage which isn’t great, but should get better with age. Jackson has attempted exactly 100 2-point FGS and is shooting 63% for all shots inside the arc.
Jackson’s ability to shoot mid to long-range jumpers, and his court speed are needed assets for the Yellow Jackets, who have shown a lot of weakness in those areas.
Throughout his whole high school career at those three separate schools he has a pretty impressive stat line, averaging 16 ppg, 2.3 assists, 2.4 rebounds, 1.4 steals. As you can tell from his career stats through 43 games Jackson is a do it all kind of player and will be a welcomed addition to the team and will be welcomed with open arms by coach Brian Gregory and his staff.
— Scarberry Media (@scarberrymedia) December 28, 2013