Tory Jackson and the Michigan Hurricanes made their way out to the Reebok Big Time tournament in Las Vegas last week and were one of two Michigan teams to make it to the round of eight (along with the R.E.A.C.H. Legends out of Detroit). Jackson's squad ran into the eventual champions (the Spiece Indy Heat led by Ohio State commits Greg Oden, Daequan Cook, and Mike Conley) in that round and lost in a rout. Still, Jackson took some positives from his showing out west. "I felt I did pretty well out there," he said. "I started out kind of slow, but then things picked up."
Jackson referenced his last game against the Indy Heat as evidence that things are returning to normal. In a contest in which most of his Hurricane brethren were off, he went for 16 points in a head up match-up with Conley. The Saginaw youngster said he is just now starting to feel like himself again after falling ill a few weeks back. "I'm finally starting to get my legs under me," Jackson said. "At the open gym tonight (at Saginaw Arthur Hill), I went up for a two-hand dunk, so I know I'm feeling better."
On the recruiting front, Jackson indicated earlier this month that he would announce a college decision before the end of July. While that is still a possibility, last night the young point guard suggested he might prolong things yet again. "I'm thinking about visiting Missouri," Jackson said. "They'd been trying to get in contact with me through my coach and I've talked with Quinn [Snyder]. I might take a trip there. I don't know. It's not a big deal though. I know where I want to go."
GoBlueWolverine will continue to monitor Jackson's recruitment