Xaverian Prospect Keeps Options Open

Reporter Mike Sullivan spoke to Patrick Jackson last night about his recruiting process ...

PROFILE UPDATE: Patrick Jackson

HEIGHT: 6-foot-6

WEIGHT: 205 Pounds

HIGH SCHOOL: Xaverian High School in Brooklyn, New York

HIGH SCHOOL HEAD COACH: Jack Alesi

POSITION: Small Forward/Power Forward

THE LATEST ON PATRICK JACKSON'S RECRUITING PROCESS: "I am still keeping my list wide open," he said after last night's game at the Super Hoop Jam Fest held inside the Holy Cross (Flushing, New York) gym. "I want to see how my summer goes and then start thinking about the recruiting.

"Providence, Seton Hall, Rutgers and Manhattan from around here have been recruiting me. There are others but it's a long list. I want to try and shorten the list after July."

*Rutgers, Seton Hall, and Manhattan were at last night's event. Kudos to any coach that beared the hot temperatures inside the gym too!

BRIAN TOWEY'S VIEW OF PATRICK JACKSON'S INDIVIDUAL GAME: Patrick Jackson is a player who has always been comfortable in the high post, but he's expanded his shooting range as a junior, now a viable threat behind the arc. He has made strides with his ball skills over the last six to nine months, and is improving shooting the ball off of the dribble. Like most players, he is more comfortable shooting off of the catch.

WHAT MIKE SULLIVAN SAYS ABOUT PATRICK JACKSON: Patrick has a tremendous basketball body. He works hard in the weight room and his consistency in hitting his perimeter shot will be a key for him regarding the level he will be recruited at.

Judging by his performances so far this summer, Patrick is a player that can probably play at any level. His perimeter game has improved and his ability to slash to the basket with the ball is more effective. Patrick looks ready to have a big July summer. He is scheduled to appear at the Reebok Summer East tournament held at Rider College this week.

SCHOOLS PREVIOUSLY MENTIONED BY JACKSON AS BEING OF INTEREST: Virginia Tech, Miami of Florida, Clemson, Syracuse, and St. John's.


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