Q & A with Lakeem Jackson

Coming off of an outstanding performance at the recent NIKE Memorial Day Classic, GoJackets.com was able to catch up with Lakeem Jackson to see how his recruitment was coming along. This summer, Lakeem, a 6'5 210 SG/SF prospect, is beginning to shine against quality competition.

Coming off of an outstanding performance at the recent NIKE Memorial Day Classic, GoJackets.com was able to catch up with Lakeem Jackson to see how his recruitment was coming along. This summer Lakeem Jackson, a 6'5 210 SG/SF prospect, is beginning to shine against quality competition.

During our interview, he touched on the strengths and weaknesses of his game, and we also examined which schools are recruiting him. Below are some of the questions from our interview:

What position do you see yourself playing at the next level?

"At the next level, I see myself probably playing the 2 or the 3"

What do you feel like the strengths of your game are?

"Getting to the rack...you know, getting a quick point, helping the team when we need it. That's mainly the one thing that I like to do...getting to the cup."

What are the areas that you are working the hardest to improve upon?

"Everyday...ball handling and shooting drills...that's the only thing that I do. Two ball dribbling drills, mid-range jump shots, shooting the three...you know, putting up 500 shots a day...Those are basically the things I do.

What are some of the coaches telling you about your role on the college level?

"Just being a defensive stopper, playing the wing man...being someone that can drive in there and drive it to the rim...mostly those types of things."

I noticed that you recently visited South Carolina, but you also mentioned Georgia Tech, Clemson and Marquette. Have any of those schools begun to emerge as a leader?

"South Carolina is mainly the one that is coming the hardest right now. They've been there from the beginning. They were at Western Kentucky and recently came over to South Carolina. They were one of the first schools to recruit me."

In an update back in April, you mentioned that Georgia Tech may have been an early leader. Where do the Yellow Jackets stand with you at the moment, and have they given you an offer?

I haven't really talked to them as much like I used too, but I think that an offer could be coming.

Any idea on when you might make a decision?

"I haven't really given much thought on when I'll make a decision. I'll probably just wait until the summer is over to get everything straightened out before making a decision."

What are your thoughts on Georgia Tech?

"Those are some really nice coaches down there, nice facilities, and I also like the area down there too."


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