Phog Profile: Darnell Jackson

AAU teammate of Giddens and Case getting lots of looks.

Darnell Jackson
6'8 PF
Nothwest Classen (Oklahoma City) OK

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(07.09.03) Jackson is a 6-7, 230-pounder from Midwest City who began considering Illinois when assistant coach Jay Price made the move from Purdue to Illinois. "Coach Price is a good man,"Jackson said. "I love coach Price. When he went to Illinois, Illinois is up there now."

Jackson also is interested in Kansas, Oklahoma, Arizona, New Mexico and Arkansas, and he lit up when asked about Self and Kansas. The upside is big for this athletic forward, who has only played organized basketball for three seasons. Jackson indicated he may not sign until the spring.

- SJ-R.com

(07.09.03) Darnell Jackson, a 6-8, 230-pound power forward from Oklahoma City, surprised those on hand by offering that up during a media session at the 17 th annual Nike All-America Basketball Camp. "I really like what they are getting done at Arkansas and I am definitely going to take a visit," said Jackson, an Athletes First AAU teammate of Tulsa's Clent Stewart. "I am going to consider them because when I talked to them they told me they needed a big man to come in and start right away. I like that."
- NWA News

(04.14.03) Darnell Jackson, a standout junior at Northwest Classen this past season, has transferred to Midwest City for his senior year. "This will be his (Jackson's) second year at Nike Camp and he is a pretty big-time player," Dindy said. "It's a great asset to our program and to our school. I think it is really going to help us as a program.
Midwest City boys basketball gets boost; Welcomes Darnell Jackson

(03.03.03) Vick said Jackson needs to develop his offensive game, but he praised his defensive skills and work habits. Vick plans to help with that development in the coming months along with former University of Kansas coach Ted Owens, who lives in the Oklahoma City area and works with Athletes First. "He needs to work on facing the basket," Vick said. "He can score inside. He's got a ways to go offensively, but the other skills are there."
UNM courts highly rated prep power forward from Oklahoma

(02.27.03) Darnell Jackson has a visit scheduled for New Mexico

(12.30.02) Jackson reportedly has offers from Oklahoma, OSU, and Purdue.

(10.16.02) Jackson attended Late Night with AAU teammates Giddens and Case.

(08.30.02) A superior body and physical specimen. He likes to face up and will occasionally float to the perimeter. - Illiniboard

(07.30.02) Jackson has wide shoulders and a big body primed for bruising in the paint. However, in addition to his obvious advantages in the post, he also flashed a nice-looking 14 foot turnaround jump shot. He's definitely loaded with potential, and should be a nice player by the time college rolls around.
- Jeff Markman

(07.30.02) Impressive for Athletes First was 2004 big man Darnell Jackson, a widebody with a developing midrange jumper.
VolBall.com

(07.16.02) A relatively new name to remember in the 2004 class of talented big men: Darnell Jackson . The Athletes First BF looks to be at least 6-8, and has a developing combination of interior post moves and mid-range jump shots.
- Rob Harrington and Jeff Markman Prepstars (Premium)

(09.21.01) One sophomore that had coaches scrambling for more information was 6'9 Soph Darnell Jackson of Oklahoma City.
- Hoopscooponline


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