Southwest DeKalb Showdown IV Standouts

High School

Posted On: 11/14/17 12:24 PM



Tyson Jackson

Creekside F Tyson Jackson (c/o 2018)

Jackson showed his ability in facet of the game against Towers high school Saturday afternoon. The 6’8” forward out of Fairburn, Georgia made a consistent impact on both ends of the floor. I was really impressed with Jackson’s patience and IQ on the offensive end. He has soft hands and once the ball was thrown inside, the ability to find the open teammate or go to work quickly was evident. He used both hands efficiently and knocked down multiple shots from about 15 feet along the baseline. On the defensive end Jackson made a significant impact there as well; blocking and contesting shots and doing a phenomenal job of running the floor while playing the entire 32 minute contest.




Eric Daniels


  • Lithonia G Eric Daniels (c/o 2020)
  • Daniels was a player completely under the radar before the Southwest DeKalb showdown, but the sophomore made a name for himself early in the first half against Greenforest Christian Academy. The 6’0” combo guard has long limbs and converted on a number of crafty lay-ups on both sides of the basket which was necessary against a long and athletic Eagles team. The game was fast paced reaching the high 70s but Daniels was calm and collected, handling pressure and shooting from three point range with confidence regardless of the quarter. He was able to beat on ball pressure, get downhill and made smart decisions when the interior help arrived. He surprised the entire gym with his athleticism as he threw one down with ease on a fast break, totaling the whole package that you would want out of a future division I prospect.



Greenforest G Christian Jackson (c/o 2018)

Jackson , would not let his team be outdone against Eric Daniels and the Lithonia Bulldogs. The game was getting out of hand early with Lithonia taking a 36-25 lead going into halftime; however the Eagles remained persistent and rode the back of Jackson on the offensive end to claw back into what turned out to be a valiant effort from both schools. Jackson, 6’5” in stature made it look easy getting to the rim and converting on multiple and one opportunities in the second half. He showed an assassin’s mentality with the range he possessed from three point range to keep his team in the game late as well. He, like Daniels, has a longer wingspan than most and that was prevalent on the defensive end as had a key steal in the 4th quarter and deflected balls in the passing lanes all game. Clutch free throws in regulation and overtime iced the game helped Greenforest secure the 79-78 thriller with Jackson totaling 32 points in the contest for this gamer.