Albert Jackson is a 6-10 big man that's on the Illini radar screen. I caught up with him recently to find out if any changes have been made since our last phone conversation.
Jackson's team is doing very well, but he's not doing too bad himself. "Right now I'm averaging 18.8 PPG, 11 rebounds and 9 blocked shots per game. That's leading the state of Kentucky right now. It's something I take a lot of pride in; it's my thing," said Jackson.
Jackson is really getting into college basketball. He watches it just as much as most Illini fans. He, too, has been watching the Illini. "Man, I saw them on t.v against Wake Forest - they dominated them. Illinois is an elite team and they took care of business against Wake Forest and Arkansas," Jackson stated. Jackson also went on to say he felt very confident in the Arkansas game. "They started kind of slow but they took care of business," he said.
Recently Assistant Coach Jay Price was in town to see Jackson. "Yes, Coach Price came to see me practice last week, but he couldn't talk to me because of NCAA rules. That made me feel good to see him there," added Jackson.
"Right now I have four schools: Illinois, MSU, Indiana and Xavier; but my top two schools are Illinois and MSU. They have put the most time in me. It seems like Coach Izzo and Coach Weber are great guys. I like them both," stressed Jackson.
Jackson knows the Illini are hot right now. "Illinois is the best team in the country right now and that's why people want to play for them, along with the fact they are good," Jackson said.
This week is a big week for the big man as his team plays one of the best teams in the state soon. Check back here at Illiniboard.Com to see how Jackson and his team fared.
"Those two are my leaders at this point."
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