Tory Jackson Gets Special Visitor

<strong>Tory Jackson</strong> put up a triple-double Friday evening with <strong>Tommy Amaker</strong> in the crowd. The Saginaw Buena Vista star reacts to Michigan's coach being in the stands.

Michigan Head Basketball Coach Tommy Amaker traveled to Saginaw Friday evening to catch Buena Vista's Tory Jackson in action and the jet-quick point guard didn't disappoint. On the night he notched 29 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds on the way to a 62-52 victory over Flint Southwestern Academy. "I ended up showing out for him, but really, I just played my game," Jackson said. "When the game started I didn't really pay attention to who was in the stands because we needed the win so bad."

Amaker's visit comes just weeks after Michigan assistant Charles Ramsey was on hand for BV's 83-77 victory over Beaverton. (Jackson had 31 points and 10 assists in that game). According to Jackson, there is a buzz created when any coach shows up in the gym, but it is a bit different when the headman shows up. "I was happy he came," Jackson said of Amaker's attendance. "Usually you see the assistants walk in…not the head coach. The crowd was surprised. They were in awe."

Jackson had planned to make it down to Ann Arbor on Saturday for Michigan's game against Fairfield but revealed Saturday morning that he wouldn't make the trip. As a matter of fact, it isn't likely you will see him on any college campus anytime soon. "I don't have any plans for visits right now," Jackson said. "I'm just going to keep playing high school ball. I'm not worrying about colleges right now. Hopefully they can be patient. Basically I'm just leaning toward one school right now. I really like Michigan. I do still want to explore my options though…just not right now."

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