Jackson Looking to Showcase His Talents

The AAU tournament circuit in July is used by many players to land scholarship offers. Lonnie Jackson is one of those prospects seeking more recruiting attention. The 2011 guard has drawn some interest from Arizona State and he unofficially visited the Sun Devils today. We caught up with Jackson to get his impressions of the visit.

"It was a really good visit," said the 6-3 165 Lonnie Jackson. "I got to tour the campus, meet the academic advisor, the strength and conditioning coach, all the basketball coaches and they all talked to me about the basketball program.

"The dorms that they showed me are just ridiculous, and the new basketball facility is just amazing. It's great that you have availability with that facility and you can go early in the morning or late at night and work on your shot. They have a shooting gun in the gym which is real nice."

The guard indicated that he was at the Kansas camp prior to his Arizona State visit, and had to skip the UCLA camp due to illness. He did however visit the Bruins previously.

"USC has also been recruiting me," Jackson stated, "before and after their coaching change. Most of the Pac-10 and North Carolina State are recruiting me too."

Jackson led Valencia (Calif.) High School in scoring with 23.1 ppg and averaged 5.5 rpg and 4.7 apg for the 19-10 Vikings.

"I'm a good shooter and I know the game," Jackson commented. "I'm a good ball handler too. I need to work on my strength the most."

During his visit to Tempe, Jackson had a chance to sit down with the ASU coaching staff and watch game film so he can learn more about the team's style of play.

"I would fit in nice with this team," Jackson noted. "They soot a lot threes and I like how there's a lot of spacing in the offense."

Jackson will team up in July with 2011 ASU commits Josiah Turner and Kyle Caudill and play for the 2011 Double Pump Elite AAU club. The guard remarked how much he enjoys playing with Turner, who naturally told him a lot about the Sun Devil program.

"I want to play in those tournaments and get more offers," Jackson acknowledged. "After I get more offers I'll sit down with my family and decide where is the best place for me to go to."

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