Tory Jackson Continues to Improve

<p>GBW recently spoke to Saginaw Buena Vista Head Coach <strong>Chris Chaffer</strong> about his star guard, <strong>Tory Jackson</strong>. The 5-10 170-lb.floor general averaged 24 points, 8 assists, 7 rebounds per game last season, but his coach will be looking for more this year.</p>

Talk about Tory's performance at Aim High. (For those that missed last week's story, click here.)

"Oh he was great. He performed well. Scoring, running the team, and doing what I asked him to do. He performed well. He has gotten a lot better over the last year . I didn't keep track of anything , but he was able to score pretty much when he wanted to. I'm looking forward to some good things from him."

What improvements have you seen in his game thus far, and in what areas would you still like to see improvement?

"He's a year smarter, a year stronger, and more explosive. He has grown into his body now. He's filling out. He's just a lot more explosive. I'd like to see him continue to improve on being able to run a team because once he gets to the next level that's what they're going to be looking for. His scoring will come after that. I would like for him to improve on being patient. He's ahead of everybody in terms of his basketball development, but I'd like him to be a little more patient and bring his teammates along with him. Sometimes I have to do that for him."

There are a few big time players in Saginaw right now. Where do you think Tory rates in relation to Larry Wright and Dar Tucker?

"He's the best player in this area. Those are very good kids, but I think he is still the best player in this area."

Knowing Tory as you do, what do you think will be the most significant factors in your decision?

"We're trying to figure out what he wants to do academically. That will definitely weigh in there. He wants to go into computers, so we'll be looking at the programs in that field And he'll definitely be looking for a place that will help him get his game to the level where he can fulfill his ultimate goal of making it to the pros. Academics will be one of the main things he and his parents will be looking at. After that it will some place that he can feel at home and will help him get to the professional level."

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