Jermaine Jackson says he isn't a lock to play for his father

Point guard Jermaine Jackson's father is an assistant coach at Detroit, but the talented floor general says he is no lock to end up at the school.

Class of 2017 Detroit native Jermaine Jackson Jr. is a diminutive point guard who can really put up points in a hurry. Jackson’s recruitment has been a busy one, but one thing is for sure, he isn’t tied in to following his father.

For Jackson the spring has been a good one. He is playing with The Family for the first time on the AAU circuit, and Jackson feels that the experience has gone well.

“I have been playing real well,” said Jackson. “We have a great team, we all share the ball, and it has been a lot of fun.”

He continued, “I am working on my defense and my pull up jumper off the dribble and stuff like that.”

Recently hired Detroit Head Coach Bacari Alexander decided to keep Jackson’s father on staff at Detroit as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. With that most expected Jermaine to pick the Titans program, but he says that isn’t the case at all.

“I can go wherever I want to go,” Jackson emphatically stated. “My dad isn’t the head coach, so I am not looking at it like that. I am just looking for the best place for me and the school that is the best fit.”

In fact Jackson says his recruitment hasn’t slowed down at all.

“I am still hearing from UNLV, Michigan, Michigan State, Tennessee, Iowa State, Dayton, and a lot of schools,” he explained.

When it comes to selecting a school, Jackson knows what he is looking for in a program.

“I want to win,” explained Jackson. “Also I want to go to a school where I can develop as a player and just continue to improve.”

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