Toronto combo guard Justin Jackson is a ticking time bomb, but not in the negative sense. After a successful season at Toronto’s Eastern Commerce, the 6’7″ guard has been a force on the AAU circuit for YAAACE Elite, leading many to believe that his recruitment is sure to explode once he comes to the United States.
Jackson and YAAACE were in Indianapolis for last week’s Adidas Invitational. Following Jackson’s 24-point, 15-rebound performance in a win vs. Team SMAC, I was able to catch up with the sophomore on his thoughts about the future of Canadian basketball, and most importantly his college choices.
The Canadian 15-year-old has yet to be offered by a Division-I program, but Jackson mentioned he had received letters from Ohio State, Baylor, Wake Forest and Detroit.
When asked about the future of Canadian basketball, Jackson believes by 2018 that Canada will be neck in neck with the United States. With talented sophomores like Jackson and Jamal Murray leading the way for the Great White North, his prediction just might come true.
- Zach Fleer / @ZachFleerSP