Package Deal? Never say never

Package deals are one of those things that are frequently discussed but rarely occurs. Two Memphis Magic Elite teammates, Joe Jackson and Jelan Kendrick may or may not change all that.

Package deals are one of those things that are frequently discussed but rarely occurs. Two Memphis Magic Elite teammates, Joe Jackson and Jelan Kendrick may or may not change all that.

Watching them this week, it was pretty obvious that these two young men not only play well together, but genuinely enjoy each other's company.

"We are a one-two punch out there," said Jelan Kendrick, "and there have been rumors out there that we might play at the same school. "I think we are both good scoring guards and we play well with each other. When we are both on our games we are tough to beat. We have certainly gotten to know each other well this summer and our play compliments each other."

Kendrick, the sole Georgia native playing on a Memphis Magic Elite team filled with Tennesseans, chose to play with this AAU team largely because of the relationship he built with Jackson at the Deron Williams Point Guard Skills Academy, "We hit it off immediately," Kendrick said, "we both liked each other's style of play. We played so well together we decided we were going to play the summer together on the same team."

"It's possible," said Jackson, "we do play together well. We'll have to wait and see. I certainly like playing with Jelan; he's great and our games fit well with each other. In the end I think we are both going to make decisions that will be the best situation for us as individuals, and if it lines up that we play together, that's great."

Though Kentucky is in the hunt, speaking to both players, Memphis would have to be considered the clear leader. For those who may be looking ahead at the schools that have been speaking to both players, Tennessee and Kentucky are two schools that are among them in the Scout.com database of players.


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