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.
2020 forward Isaiah Jackson set for Syracuse, Alabama officials
By ADAM ZAGORIAIsaiah Jackson, the 6-foot-9, 195-pound power forward from Waterford Mott High School (MI) and The Family AAU program, is set for upcoming official visits to Syracuse and Alabama.
Jackson will visit Syracuse this coming weekend (Sept. 27-29) and will visit Alabama next month (Oct. 25-27), his father told ZAGSBLOG.
Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim and assistant Red Autry had a visit with the Jacksons this past Saturday in Michigan.
“We will be leaving for Syracuse Friday,” Wesley Jackson said.
Alabama head coach Nate Oats also recently met with the player’s parents in Michigan.
“They want Isaiah,” Wesley said. “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.”
Kentucky coachJohn Calipari also met with the family last week.
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.
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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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