Nike Camp Update: Jarrett Jack

Due to the Wildcats' loaded point guard situation, Jarrett Jack of Fort Washington, Maryland isn't looking at Arizona, but he should be a factor in the national recruiting picture. A former Mt. Zion player, the 6-2 Jack will be headed to Massachusetts's Worcester Academy come fall.

Michigan State, Georgia Tech and Cincinnati lead for Jack's services. The in state Terrapins seem to be slipping in their pursuit of Jack.

"Maryland is still in it but they aren't in my top-three," Jack said.

Staying close to home is not a top priority for Jack.

"I've been going to Mt. Zion for the past couple of years, which is four hours from home. As senior I will be going to the Worcester Academy in Massachusetts, so staying near home isn't a big issue for me. I travel so much it's become a part of everyday life."

If geography isn't important, then what is Jack looking for in a school?

"Coming in and playing a lot of minutes and helping the team win. Academics are also important."

Even coaching style isn't important to Jack; he just wants to improve.

" Someone who can make me better. Someone who can get the best out of me," is what Jack is looking for as far as his coach. "Whether it's by yelling or being calm, as long as I improve and we win."

Jack is first cousins with Duke's Chris Duhon, but the Blue Devils are not in the picture.

"I'd come in and be part of the group. Sean Dockery committed there the other day, plus Chris is still there. They are kind of like Arizona, they are loaded at point guard."

Jack is making his second appearance at the Nike camp. He loves the competition and the chance to see where he stands in relations to the nation's elite players.

"You see where your game stands compared to the best players in the nation," Jack said. "Most of the people out here have dominated the competition at the local level, but once you go national you want to see if you're one of he best players nationally."

Unfortunately for a point guard, the summer camps aren't the best place to showcase certain skills.

"My strengths are setting people up, which doesn't go too much out here because people are trying to get things done themselves."


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