Tigers Looking at Junior College Point Guard

This basketball prospect has narrowed his choices to four colleges.

Panama City, Fla.--A good-shooting point guard from Gulf Coast Community College is considering Auburn and three other colleges.

GCCC coach Jim Hatfield told Inside the Auburn Tigers that his star player, 6-2 sophomore David Jackson, has narrowed his choices to Penn State, West Virginia, St. Bonaventure and Auburn.

A native of Germantown, Md., Jackson led an 18-10 Gulf Coast Community College team in scoring at 18.2 points per game. He also averaged 6.4 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.2 steals per contest.

"David is a strong, physical player who can play both of the guard spots," Hatfield says. "He is a very good shooter and he is not going to take a bad shot. He has true point guard skills."

David Jackson

Jackson hit a very impressive 55.3 percent of his 94 three-point shots as a sophomore. Overall, he made 53.1 of his field goals and hit 82.8 percent of his foul shots.

Hatfield says he doesn't believe Jackson has a leader in his choice of a college. "He is still trying to make a decision about that," the coach says. The guard has taken official visits to three of the four finalists and took an unofficial visit to Auburn last fall.

"He is a great kid who really works hard to be successful," Hatfield says. "You can find him at our gym at 5:30 a.m. working on his game. After practice he stays and continues to work on his shooting."

Auburn's first-year head basketball coach Jeff Lebo signed five high school seniors in November and said he would like to add a point guard in the spring period, which started on April 13th. Auburn's early signees are power forward Joey Cameron, forward Korvotney Barber, guard/forward Rasheem Barrett, guard Jarvis Hill and forward Josh Dollard.

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