Posted On: 05/4/18 12:00 PM
With his 17U summer ahead of him, Hoover junior Adam Jackson will likely continue to see his stock rise, and hopes that his recruitment will begin to take off.
After a breakout junior season with the Huskies, Jackson landed within PHIA’s top 60 in the 2019 prospect rankings. He should see that ranking rise in the next installment.
We recently caught up with the 5-foot-10 combo-guard, and he explained his skill-set, and his desire to prove himself as one of Iowa’s best guards.
“My best strength is scoring the ball, and I’m really working on my long ball trying to become a better shooter,” said Jackson.
“My role with Hoover was really to score and defend , if our best defender was in foul trouble, I was next. Last season, I felt like I played okay, just really showing people to stop counting me off and that I can play.”
He added: “Since it was my first year playing varsity, it was hard, and in some areas I struggled, but got better as it went along.
After averaging 12.1 points as a junior for one of the state’s best teams, Jackson will take on an even larger role next season. He’s looking forward to the challenge.
“My role as a senior, I feel like, is to score even more, probably be our leading scorer; and try to be that guy, that go-to guy,” said Jackson.
“Next year, I’m looking forward to getting to Wells (Fargo Arena) and getting my coach (Courtney Henderson) a ring, he deserves it more than anyone. And also for me and my teammates; we are all hungry.”
Ahead of his senior season with Hoover, Jackson will be the leader of his Kingdom Hoops 17U squad, which is coached by former Iowa State standout, Curtis Stinson.
As of right now, it’s going great, I feel like I’m playing pretty good. I’m helping us win games, and playing with some new people,” said Jackson.
And by summer’s end — if he keeps playing like he’s been playing — college coaches may be coming after the Hoover product in droves.
“Nothing at all for recruitment, I haven’t seen or gotten nothing from anyone. Hopefully this summer, I can get some offers or something. I just wanna get noticed, but I know it’s coming. I’m just trying to stay humble and wait my turn,” said Jackson.
“This summer, I really can’t wait to show coaches what I can do; waking everyone up and showing what I can do.”
Adam Jackson is ranked by Prep Hoops as a top 75 prospect in his class. To see the full ranking of Iowa’s 2019 class, click here.