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2020 forward Isaiah Jackson planning Alabama, Syracuse visits (UPDATED)
By ADAM ZAGORIAIsaiah Jackson, the 6-foot-9, 195-pound power forward from Waterford Mott High School (MI), plans to take official visits to Syracuse and Alabama in the coming weeks.
Jackson said he will visit Syracuse Sept. 27-29.
He will also visit Alabama late next month after head coach Nate Oats met with the player’s parents this past weekend in Michigan.
“We will visit the weekend of Oct. 18th or 25th,” Wesley Jackson told ZAGSBLOG.
“They want Isaiah. They made that point crystal clear. They believe Isaiah is the piece to anchor their team and put them in competition to compete far in the [NCAA] Tournament.”
Oats met separately over the weekend with Jackson’s parents, and Wesley came away impressed.
“Coach Oats came to church to meet with me,” he said. “He helped us carry food outside for our 9th Annual Church Anniversary and 1st Annual Pastoral Appreciation. He witnessed five baptisms Sunday afternoon. The talk was good, very informative.”
Jackson is ranked the No. 3 power forward in the Class of 2020 by 247Sports.com. He took his first official visit to Kentucky the weekend of Aug. 30 and enjoyed it.
Kentucky coach John Calipari will also have a home visit with the parents this week.
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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.
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