Jackson Picks Big 12

Jay Jackson is headed to the Big 12. The guard recently made an official visit and it didn't take long for him to commit.

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Ouachita Parish scoring guard Jay Jackson is off the board. Jackson, a senior who is presently averaging 27 points a game, committed to Texas Tech this week after visiting Lubbock last weekend.

Tech saw him in December at an event and picked up the pace. "They want him to play the point, but he's a point that can score. They want him to get people in the right places."

First, Jackson has to get himself in the right place. As it stands, he's playing valiantly on a bad wheel. When we saw Jackson around the Christmas holiday, he was thought to be playing on a bad case of turf toe. "Actually, he had a broken foot," Parish coach Casey Jones said. "First we thought it was turf toe but X-rays said it was a broken foot. He's been playing with pain and it's been healing on its own."

Jones said that Jackson had offers from Baylor, Louisiana Tech, Lafayette, Monroe and SMU. Alabama, Michigan and Fresno State were also recruiting him but had not offered yet.

Last weekend he visited Texas Tech officially. "He told me that Coach Knight was a very competitive person," Jones said. "He sat behind the bench and watched a game. He liked how coach likes to win."


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