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Posted On: 10/3/18 3:15 PM
One player who stood out head and shoulders above the rest was Jackson Grant. A 6’8 sophomore out of Olympia High School, the forward showed a refreshing versatility to his game. Although he showed some range offensively hitting both 3 pointers and mid range shots, he showed a nice strong inside game on both ends as well. When he had the ball in the paint he finished the majority of plays with a strong finish above the rim. On defense, he was both blocking shots and rebounding on both ends and showed tremendous effort getting up and down the court. In one sequence, he managed to change a shot on defense, hustle down court and finish with a two handed dunk after a strong cut to the hoop.
Jackson’s focus this off-season has been to get stronger and work on his inside game. “I want to be a better all around player but I know that I can be the most effective when i’m willing to get in the paint and take advantage of my height and timing defensively,” says Jackson when asked about his summer workouts. His summer has gone well enough to the point where he has had a couple of schools reach out to him including Pepperdine, University of Washington, and Washington State but he hasn’t received any official offers yet. After seeing this kid play at the Expo, it should only be a matter of time before the offers start rolling in.