Photo: Jeff Armstrong
Andre Jackson showed at Slam Dunk to the Beach that he has made a large leap in his ability from last year. The class of 2020 small forward from Albany Academy (NY) has always been a big-time athlete but developed his skill set a great deal. He spoke to Prep Circuit on his improvement and more.
Q: What was it like going head to head with two talented teams here at Slam Dunk to the Beach?
A: “It was definitely a good experience and this is a part of the tough schedule we play this year.”
Q: Your potential has never been in question, but it now looks like you are beginning to live it out here. How would you describe your progression?
A: “I would definitely say I have progressed a lot through the years. I started off playing behind Hameir Wright, which was a good experience and I’ve just been working out. I’ve been focusing on my game around the basket, developing a consistent jump shot and tightening my handle. I’m just trying to work on my game every day to do anything to benefit this team.”
Q: What do you think you bring to a team?
A: “I think I definitely bring energy to the team with how I rebound and score. If my team needs me to help out in other ways than I’ll do that as well. I just want to do everything I can for my team especially against national competition as we have here.”
Q: What is the latest with your recruitment?
A: “My latest offer is from Georgetown and other than that I haven’t gotten an offer in a while. I have some interest from Louisville, Kansas and some other higher schools are reaching out to me. I just have been talking to Coach Fruscio about helping me with the process. As of now, I am more focused on this high school season.”
Q: Do you plan on taking any visits in the future?
A: “I’m planning on taking official visits to Stanford, Syracuse and maybe UConn sometime soon.”
Noah Hutchins, a class of 2019 PG from The Park School (NY), has picked up an offer from UC Riverside.