Announcement Primer: Frank Jackson

Five star combo guard Frank Jackson will announce his college commitment at 6:30 EST press conference from Lone Peak High on Tuesday afternoon. Here's a look back at his recruitment, and a look forward with a prediction of which school he'll attend.

Name: Frank Jackson
Vitals: 6-foot-3, 185 pounds
High School: Lone Peak HS, Highland, UT


Recruiting:
Jackson committed to BYU early in the process, but re-opened things during his junior year.  He immediately had suitors from all over the country before narrowing his list down to Duke, Stanford, Arizona, Utah, and BYU.  Other schools who got involved in the ealry evaluation period included North Carolina, NC State, Indiana, and Ohio State.

Earlier in the summer Jackson took an official visit to Stanford.  He canceled a planned official visit to Arizona, and then took a final trip to Duke last weekend.

Ranking:
Jackson has long been considered one of the top three or four point guards in the country for the class of 2016.  He was ranked in a cluster along with current Blue Devil Derryck Thornton, Dennis Smith, and Kobi Simmons prior to the summer session.  After Thornton, the top rated floor geneeral in the class, reclassified, Jackson's summer ended up placing him as the nation's No. 17 overall prospect and the fifth ranked point guard in the class. 

Scouting Reports:
A combo guard who is best on the ball, Jackson is one of the top scorers in 2016. He's a lethal scorer off the dribble who can drop in points from all three levels and gets to the free throw line. While Jackson sees the court and makes his teammates better, it's his scoring ability that makes him one of the top prospects in the class. Jackson is a competitive kid who plays hard each time out. - Evan Daniels, Scout.com

The adidas circuit is absolutely loaded with elite point guards and Jackson definitely deserves to be talked about in that mix. He is a tremendous athlete, has a great first step, and then also can score in a variety of ways. Jackson looked the part of a potential McDonald’s All-American guard with his play, and is showing up as one of the must get type recruits for high-major programs. - Brian Snow, Scout.com

As usual the Elite 24 Game was up and down without a ton of defense, but one player in particular who really stood out was Frank Jackson. The five-star point guard showed off his impressive athleticism and dynamic first step getting basically anywhere he wanted on the court.  Jackson has the near elite athleticism, tight handle, strength, and size to be a big time player in college and even project into the NBA. He proved that he also is capable of making good decisions by not committing a turnover and having three assists. - Brian Snow at the Elite 24 

Quotable:
“Yeah so I think during my high school season they heard about me through my coach or a camp I went in the summer called the Chris Paul Camp, I think they heard about me from there. They were always saying that I was kinda in the back of their mind and that they had the time to come out and see me play and they liked what they saw. 

"Honestly growing up and knowing the history they have there, I always thought to myself how cool it would be even just to be recruited by Duke, or even just go on their campus or to go into Cameron Indoor Stadium, so I am just really enamored with their program and of course, they just won a national championship and Coach K is one of the best coaches who has ever lived. " - Jackson on Duke 

Notable:
Jackson played on the adidas circuit for the Utah Prospects and averaged 24 points, four rebounds and 2.7 assists a game, while shooting 38.8-percent from three.

Jackson averaged 26.9 points a game during his junior season at Lone Peak.  

Announcement:
The press conference for Frank Jackson's announcement will be held at Lone Peak High beginning at 6:30 EST on Tuesday afternoon.

The Expected Pick:
Jackson got in touch with Duke in early April and the two sides have built a very strong relationship throughout the process.  The Blue Devils envision Jackson playing both on and off the ball over the next few seasons, and on some very talented rosters.   Stanford has a long history of work with Jackson as well, but the writing appears to be on the wall.  It would be somewhat of a surprise if he didnt' put on a Duke hat tomorrow.  


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