Jackson Unsure of KU Interest

Michigan point guard Tory Jackson is being pursued by a number of top-notch basketball programs. Just how interested does Tory feel the Jayhawks are in him? More info inside.<br>

Tory Jackson is another talented point guard from the state of Michigan who has tons of options for his college career.  Jackson hails from Saginaw, Michigan where he's finishing up his junior year of school at Buena Vista HS.

Much like the Kansas Jayhawks, Jackson experienced frustration with his team in this year's post season.  Buena Vista won it all in 2004, but his squad got bounced in the first round of this year's state tournament by Harper Woods.  "It was definitely stressful at times," said Jackson.  "But, looking back we had fun together."

The 5'11" point guard averaged 30 points per game this past season.  Jackson shares what progress he's made in becoming a complete basketball player.

"I've learned how to be a leader, and I've gotten better at knocking down 10 to 15 foot open jumpers," said Jackson.

Jackson plans on using the summer to work on other phases of his game.

"I must improve on defense, I've gotten better but I'm not ready to compete at the next level," Jackson said.

Jackson lists his top five schools as Michigan, Georgia Tech, Florida, Miami, and Big 12 representative Oklahoma.  As of right now, Kansas doesn't appear to be a likely option.  "I'm interested, but they (KU) haven't come at me like other schools have, said Jackson.  "They really haven't been sending me much lately."

With current Jayhawk Russell Robinson, and freshman to be Mario Chalmers expected to take care of the ball handling duties, it makes sense that Kansas could be devoting its attention to other holes in the 2006 class.   

Michigan has been recruiting the in-state product hard.  "U of M is always going to be there.  I like the way Coach Amaker is building that program from the bottom.  He's doing his thing and I think it will work."

Jackson is in no hurry to make a decision to where he wants to attend college.  One of the top high school point guards in the country is looking forward to elevating his play the summer on the AAU circuit with the Michigan Hurricanes.


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