Player Profile Update: New Jersey Guard

Reporter Frank Mantesta has a player profile update on Tamir Jackson ...

PLAYER PROFILE UPDATE: Tamir Jackson

HEIGHT: 6-foot-1

WEIGHT: 175 Pounds

HIGH SCHOOL: St. Benedict's Prep in Newark, New Jersey

HIGH SCHOOL HEAD COACH: Danny Hurley

CURRENT AAU TEAM: Playaz Club of New Jersey

PLAYAZ CLUB PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Jimmy Salmon

POSITIONS: Point Guard/Shooting Guard

CLASS: 2009, a current junior

COLLEGE INTERESTS: Maryland, Georgetown, St. Joseph's, Miami, Virginia Tech, UAB, Rhode Island

COLLEGE OFFERS: According to Tamir Jackson, Maryland, Georgetown, Miami of Florida, Virginia Tech, UAB and Rhode Island have offered a free ride

STRENGTHS IN TAMIR JACKSON'S INDIVIDUAL GAME: Tamir has a point guard mentality. He can attack the defense with effectiveness and is an excellent ballhandler.

AREA TO IMPROVE IN TAMIR JACKSON'S INDIVIDUAL GAME: Tamir's jumpshot needs to improve and enable him to score more consistently from the perimeter.

EVALUATION: Tamir is a bona fide floor general. He is a coach on the floor. He can attack the defense with dribble penetration. He can create his own shot, but more importantly, Tamir can put his teammates in position to score from the lead guard slot.


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