Lucky socks, as it turns out, worn by the explosive point guard during AAU competition this summer. And as Jackson's star began to rise with each passing event, KU fans began to ask themselves one question:
"When are we going to offer this kid?"
It's something Jackson – a long-time Kansas fan – has been wondering as
Well, consider the question answered. After a standout performance in
Duncanville, TX at the Great American Shootout from July 9-12, Jackson
picked up offers from Texas, Oklahoma and, yes, the Kansas
Head Coach Bill Self called the elite 2012 prospect Monday morning, to
reiterate the program's interest in him.
"He just told me he loves the way I play, the way I carry myself on the
court," Jackson said. "He wants me going to Kansas."
According to Jackson, the Jayhawks are currently in the lead for his
services. But what does he find intriguing about the prospect of taking
his game to Mount Oread?
"I've been liking (Kansas) for a long time," Jackson explained. "I just
like the way they get up and down the court and run. I like Coach Self
and the way he coaches. He's a good coach."
Speculation among recruiting circles has been that once KU officially
offered, it would mean a quick end to his recruitment. When asked for a
timeframe, Jackson indicated a decision is likely to come in the near
"I might just wait a little bit longer (to decide), because I'm still
just thinking," he said. "But it's going to be soon."
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