Lewis Jackson Gets Late Minnesota Interest

Lewis Jackson, a 5-foot-9, 175-pound point guard from Decatur (IL) Eisenhower, helped lead Indiana Elite to the semifinals of the adidas Super 64 tournament in Las Vegas this weekend. The lightning-quick playmaker has gotten plenty of recruiting interest and is getting a late push from Minnesota. GoldenSports.Net caught up with Jackson to learn the latest on his recruitment.

Lewis Jackson helped pace the Indiana Elite to titles in the Kingwood Classic in Houston, Texas, the Adidas May Classic in Bloomington, Indiana, and the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions in North Carolina. Jackson proved his value as the team failed to collect the hardware in the two tournaments that he missed.

Jackson told GoldenSports.Net that he is hearing from Indiana, Purdue, Illinois, Bradley, Illinois State, USC, UNLV< Minnesota and Gonzaga.

The Minnesota Gophers are making a late push for Jackson.

"I got a call from (assistant coach) Vince Taylor. They sent me some info. I've been reading up on them with Tubby Smith there," Jackson said.

He is hoping to make his college choice soon.

"I'm hoping to cut my list to five schools after Vegas and decide in August," he said.

Jackson leads an Eisenhower Panthers team that figures to be one of the top teams in Illinois this season. They fell one game short of the state tournament, losing to O'Fallon 63-60 in the Carbondale Class AA Super-Sectional. The Panthers finish 23-8, their second consecutive 20-win season. Jackson finished with 13 points and three steals in the loss.

Jackson played well in the adidas Super 64 tournament. He finished with 10 in their semifinal loss to Pump N Run Elite, all in the first half. Indiana Elite, a team loaded with Division I players, had a 15-point first-half lead before losing 63-59.

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