Three Emerging for Jackson-Cartwright

Parker Jackson-Cartwright, the 5-8 prospect from Los Angeles Loyola showed he's one of the best point guards nationally in the 2014 class at the LeBron James Academy over the weekend, and he talked recruiting with us...

The July dead period has forced 2014 point guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright to change his visit plans.

Originally, Jackson-Cartwright was scheduled to visit Arizona on July 2nd but, due to NCAA rules, all visit dates across the country had to be canceled. Arizona has yet to have the four-star point guard on campus and is still working on when he will be able to get to Tucson.

Jackson-Cartwright did, though, visit UCLA unofficially a couple of weeks ago, having been on the Westwood campus a few times.

UCLA and Arizona have been widely known to be the two schools at the top of Jackson-Cartwright's list, but the 5-8, 136-pound point guard from Loyola High School considers himself wide open, and says he currently has a top three.

"There are no real favorites right now," explained Jackson-Cartwright. "But if I had to name a top three it would be UCLA, Arizona and NC State.

"Those three schools are at the top of my list. I'm really looking at those, but I am still considering everyone. I'm wide open still."

Jackson-Cartwright has been traveling a lot this summer and attended the LeBron James Skills Academy this past weekend. He was looked upon to be the point guard on a team with Andrew Wiggins, Ivan Rabb, and Tommy Hamilton among others.

Jackson-Cartwright is probably the best in the country -- regardless of class -- at making his teammates better. He was able to set up teammates for easy shots and piled up a lot of assists. The point guard said playing with and against great players makes him better.

"It's a good experience," said Jackson-Cartwright. "It's a humbling experience that I am picked with this plethora of good players. It's a good experience.

"I get to go up against some of the top players in the country everyday and you just have to compete and that's what I plan to do."

As all the prospects should, Jackson-Cartwright is using all the information he is receiving from coaches as a way to improve. He says that is the number one aspect he is taking away from the weekend.

"A lot of knowledge," he explained. "From the NBA players to the instructors who are with NBA teams and have a lot of knowledge about the game. I just want to improve my game whenever I leave these camps because I can get better.

"I come here with open ears, open eyes and I want to learn more every day."

Jackson-Cartwright will play through July with California Supreme.

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