HD Video: Demetrius Jackson at Spiece Run ‘N Slam

2013 Mishawaka Marian point guard Demetrius Jackson indicated new interest from Indiana on his Twitter account yesterday and Kyle Neddenriep of The Indianapolis Star confirmed it with Jackson’s AAU coach, Rod Creech.

In addition to the interest from IU, Jackson, who plays for MBA Select, is being recruited by Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State, Purdue and Xavier. Here’s what our friend Dylan Burkhardt over at UMHoops had to say about Jackson after watching him in Ft. Wayne:

A self described combo guard, Demetrius is capable scoring the ball, but made sure to point out that he “likes to have the ball in his hands as a point guard” as well. He looked to be a very capable setup man this weekend, constantly dishing to his teammates after getting into the lane, and also shot the ball very well.

Jackson, along with Josh Newkirk and Jalen James, is the third 2013 point guard that Indiana has started to recruit recently. Here’s HD video of Jackson from the Spiece Run ‘N Slam, courtesy of UMHoops:

UMHoops also has HD video of Mark Donnal and Zak Irvin from Run ‘N Slam.

  • unclekerfuffle

    Interesting–he can play the point and post up his man.

  • RobD

    Am I the only one wondering how many guys we really think we can take on per year?

  • http://www.insidethehall.com/ Alex Bozich

    I think it’s pretty clear that Indiana is going to keep recruiting and looking for new prospects. I actually like the fact that they’re looking at Jackson because I think he might end up being a very good player and I can see IU taking a point guard in 2013. One downside to the early commitments is that some of the younger kids could develop late and you could miss out on a later rising kid like Jackson.

  • Plane1972

    Poor kid lost a few assists to the stone hands of his teammates.

  • Anonymous

    Haha. Shelvin Mack was the first thing that came to mind as well. Looks a lot like him. He appears a bit smaller but is a rising Jr too.

  • Anonymous

    If we were going to pick up another pg to backup Yogi and transition to Blackmon I think Demetrius would be a great fit.

    Not only does he appear to be a very good player but given his profile (recruiting / IN kid / etc.) I think would be a great fit.

    We would be lucky to have a kid like this coming off of our bench and giving us valuable minutes at the 1 or the 2. Although I think Hulls / Ferrell / Blackmon should likely be hoarding a lot of minutes at point a.) they can’t play the whole game b.) have off nights c.) get hurt / sick / etc.

  • http://www.insidethehall.com/ Alex Bozich

    Jackson is 2013, so Hulls will be gone by the time any 2013 recruits would arrive.

  • kristheboss

    Just curious Alex, why do you fell Indiana needs to recruit a PG? especially one year after getting Yogi into the system, I don’t understand the need.

  • kristheboss

    Nevermind just looked further down the thread, as long as we keep recruiting bigs as well as all these guards I’m okay with it.

  • http://weeklycritiquely.blogspot.com/ IUfanPurduePhD

    His passing is crisp and quick. Gotta be ready to catch a pass from this kid if you’re on his team! I also love how he uses bounce passes (when most of his peers — and kids on our team — would’ve thrown chest passes) … not to sound like Bill Walton or anything here (yuck!), but the art of the bounce pass seems to be lacking from today’s college players.

  • SB_Hoosier

    Saw him play against Penn towards the end of the season and came away impressed. He didn’t force anything and took over the game in the fourth. Down 12 with about 5 to go they started pressing and he was all over the place. No one on the court was close to being in his league athletically. He could be a handful if he continues to improve, and especially if his jumpshot improves.

  • Plane1972

    I think some of that may have been the quality of his teammates on the court. Definitely not up to par with what we’re used to seeing with Elite.

  • CreamandCrimson

    I am all for CTC and staff continuing to recruit talent and the best available players to Bloomington. However, I am kind of wondering where Remy Abell fits in. Part of the reason most of us were okay with bringing him in was because we thought he could help at PG. If that is true, I truly hope it is, we will have Remy, Yogi and Hulls at the point in 2012. For 2013, Yogi and Remy. Add in the addition of Davis (probably a small forward/wing player) and Hartman (wing player) plus the existing players (at that time, Patterson, VO, Will, Hollowell) and we will already have a loaded backcourt. Again, I am all for CTC recruiting the best players available but I am wondering if we would be better served bringing in a banger or two in the post. In defense of this, I really don’t believe Blackmon is going to come in and play point. He seems like a natural scorer and shooting guard to me.

  • Anonymous

    Ive seen this guy play in person, and in high school he is pretty much impossible to stop from getting into the lane. In the game i watched i don’t think he attempted any jumpers because he didn’t have to. I think he finished with 35 or something like that, his team lost in OT. 

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