GSP Player Profile: Marcus Jackson

Golden State takes a look at the Sheldon High School four-year starter, Marcus Jackson...

The road to Arco takes many paths. In the case of Marcus Jackson, a key player on Sheldon High School's Varsity team, the road almost ended during the 2009 Sacramento Hoops Classic against Sacramento High School at Sac. State.

Sheldon High School's Marcus Jackson went down hard at the Sacramento Hoops Classic last month. With the extent of his injury unknown at the time the hopes of Sheldon making it into the post season was uncertain.

Jackson is a four-year varsity starter. He injured his ankle and could have missed the rest of the season.

Jackson collided with another player and collapsed onto the hardwood.

He did not return to the game and Sheldon lost 66-57 to Sacramento High.

Jackson, as reported by several media outlets, had been invited to walk-on at Arizona State University and recruited by Loyola Marymount.

Marcus Jackson is on the floor.

Warriors on the court and friends off. Every player on the Sacramento H.S. Basketball team comes over to wish Jackson a speedy recovery.

Mr. Swafford, Sacramento High Schools' head coach, greats Jackson after the game.

Weeks later the hopes of Sheldon is kept alive as Marcus Jackson is seen here trying to get by one of Pleasant Grove's best players – Glenn Akerland. As seen in the photo above Marcus looks great as he attempts to drive past Glenn. Glenn, a McDonalds All-American team nominee, will not make it easy for Marcus to score.

Marcus Jackson at the line for two.

Sheldon H.S. will play against Turlock H.S. in the first round of the playoffs.

Marcus has some extraordinary players who flank him on the Sheldon team. They stepped up while he was out and helped the team make it into the playoffs. Here's a shout out to Marcus Jackson from GSP and the crew at You embody the true essence of a hard wood warrior. We wish you and Sheldon the best of luck during the playoffs. Also, best wishes as you move up to the next level.

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