Jackson Announces Choice

On Thursday, Johnnie Jackson of Memphis Fairley announced his intentions. Apparently, he's heading north to play basketball.

BC Is The Choice

True to his word, Johnnie Jackson announced his college choice on Thursday.

"He's going to Boston College," Jackson's mother told TheInsidersHoops.com. "I want John to be happy so I support him."

Alabama-Birmingham and Providence were players in the end. UAB was the closest to home, but Jackson opted for BC and the Big East.

"I think that's where I can be happy and develop as a player and an athlete," Jackson said.

For whatever reason, schools didn't show a lot of interest in Jackson early. Maybe it was academics, but the bottom line is that Jackson is a player. "I think (academics were the) most part of it. It was frustrating at times. I had the grades but the ACT kept holding me back. I tried to keep my composure and had confidence and prayed about it. I was highly recruited by Arkansas State and some mid-colleges but I knew I could play at the highest level."

Jackson's a shade over 6-5 and makes shots. He'll bury 3s, drive to the rim; he just understands how to score and BC landed a good one.

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