Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Isaiah Jackson, a 6-foot-6 combo guard from Gainesville (FL) The Villages Charter School, has verbally pledged to George Mason.
He is considered a versatile perimeter player who can play multiple positions. He’s averaging 15.4 points, 9.2 rebounds and 6.4 assists for the Buffalo, who are 21-1 and ranked No. 2 in Class 4A in Florida.
South Alabama and Texas Tech also showed interest.
“He plays point guard here for us, but he can really develop into a guy who can multiple positions,” head coach David Krakoff told SNY.tv. “He can probably play 1-4 when he’s done developing.
“He has a really long wingspan. He’s a great passer, has great vision, creates a lot of offense for his team. He can score, he can post, he can knock down the jump shot. He can slash into the paint. He can defend multiple positions. That’s his best attribute.”
Jackson averaged 16.0 points, 7.7 rebounds and 5.4 assists last season to lead Gainesville to the Class 6A state semifinals. He then transferred to The Villages Charter School.
He is the fourth commit in the Class of 2014 for head coach Paul Hewitt, joining wings Eric Lockett and Therence Mayimba and center Trey Porter.Follow Adam Zagoria on TwitterAnd like ZAGS on Facebook
Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.