Learning The Ropes

Albert Jackson is the only freshman on the Georgia men's basketball team with significant playing minutes. He is averaging almost 13 minutes per game. The freshman from Earlington, Kentucky has shown some good moments this season and some not so good moments. This week I had a chance to talk to him about the season so far and a lot more.

Dave McMahon -- What can you do about a game like you just played against Alabama?

Albert Jackson -- We know we have to play all 40 minutes. We have to put this game behind us, but we know we must learn from it as well.

DM -- It did show that Georgia can play with the best of them...

AJ -- I think we learned that when we led against teams like Wisconsin and Florida at halftime. Games like those and Alabama we have to finish a lot better.

DM -- You are from Kentucky... how many times have you seen Kentucky play in person?

AJ -- Just once, when Georgia played up there last season.

DM -- Is everything up there University of Kentucky basketball?

AJ -- Where I am from there were a lot of Louisville fans and some Western Kentucky fans because that is where they went to school, but if you go around the whole state, I would say it is about 90% Kentucky fans.

DM -- How would you rate you are doing so far?

AJ -- I am making progress. I am learning from my mistakes.

DM -- What do you need to improve on?

AJ -- I need to bring more energy when I go on the court. I need to rebound more and score more garbage points.

DM -- What is the biggest change for you from the high school game to the college game?

AJ -- The intensity. In high school at Oak Hill we were so much better than everyone else. Here, especially against the SEC every game is exciting from the beginning. You can't be lackadaisical.


Albert Jackson - season stats

16 games
12.9 minutes per game
3.3 points per game
3.1 rebounds per game
66.7 field goal pct (22-33)
42.9 free throw pct (9-21)
.94 blocks per game (2nd on team)

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