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.
By ADAM ZAGORIAIsaiah Jackson, the 6-foot-9, 195-pound power forward from Waterford Mott High School (MI), will take an official visit to Kentucky this coming weekend, his father told ZAGSBLOG.
Kentucky coach John Calipari and his staff watched Jackson this summer at Peach Jam.
“Isaiah’s recruitment is open,” Wesley Jackson said this summer. “Just about every school has voiced interest besides maybe North Carolina. That’s the only big school that we haven’t talked to.”
Wesley listed Duke, Kentucky, Michigan State, Kansas, Arizona, Alabama, Maryland, Illinois and Oregon among those involved. St. John’s recently offered after head coach Mike Anderson watched him at Peach Jam.
Jackson, who is ranked the No. 3 power forward in 2020 by 247Sports.com, spent last season at SPIRE Academy in Ohio alongside LaMelo Ball and Michigan State commit Rocket Watts. Now he’s headed to Waterford Mott, his fourth high school in four years.
Playing with The Family at the Peach Jam last week, Jackson averaged 10.6 points and 5.6 rebounds and impressed a slew of coaches.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, 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.