Lewis Jackson heading to West Lafayette

  • 08/09/2007 8:06 pm in

PurdueOne of IU’s targets in the 2008 class, 5’9″ point guard Lewis Jackson from Eisenhower High in Illinois has decided on a school and he’ll be heading to chief IU rival Purdue.

Jackson announced the decision today on Rivals.com (subscription required).

While not a devastating loss for the Hoosiers, Jackson is a true point guard who will help the Boilermakers with his pass first attitude.

The Hoosiers are already set at the point guard position over the next few seasons with Armon Bassett and Jordan Crawford (and Bud Mackey in 2008) more than capable of handling the duties.

It’ll be interesting to see what effect, if any, Jackson’s decision has on Tyler Zeller’s college destination. Jackson and Zeller are AAU teammates on Indiana Elite.

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  • bootsie white

    who was the last 5-9 guard to win a national title?

    Khalid El-Amin?

  • bootsie white

    who was the last 5-9 guard to win a national title?

    Khalid El-Amin?

  • o well. we might still win a few games here and there. maybe.

    in all seriousness, this is too bad. i really like pure pgs, and this kid is fast. jumps ridiculous high too. but we could be pretty set. if armon stays (i’m assuming he will, but anything is possible) and then crawford is as good as expected, along with mackey, we’ll be ok.

  • o well. we might still win a few games here and there. maybe.

    in all seriousness, this is too bad. i really like pure pgs, and this kid is fast. jumps ridiculous high too. but we could be pretty set. if armon stays (i’m assuming he will, but anything is possible) and then crawford is as good as expected, along with mackey, we’ll be ok.

  • Newt

    Purdue will be tough for years to come…

  • Newt

    Purdue will be tough for years to come…

  • i hope so. i miss the rivalry. and i really like matt painter as a coach. for now. i hate purdue so much, i want them to be amazing so we can STILL beat them. otherwise it isn’t as much fun. part of me even wishes TZ would go there just to spice things up even more…

    i didn’t just say that did i? no. i didn’t.

  • i hope so. i miss the rivalry. and i really like matt painter as a coach. for now. i hate purdue so much, i want them to be amazing so we can STILL beat them. otherwise it isn’t as much fun. part of me even wishes TZ would go there just to spice things up even more…

    i didn’t just say that did i? no. i didn’t.

  • Newt

    Purdue is loaded b/c Mike Davis quit recruiting the last 18 months of his job….Add that with Painter working his rear off and they are getting some studs.

  • Newt

    Purdue is loaded b/c Mike Davis quit recruiting the last 18 months of his job….Add that with Painter working his rear off and they are getting some studs.

  • Newt

    Purdue is loaded b/c Mike Davis quit recruiting the last 18 months of his job….Add that with Painter working his rear off and they are getting some studs.