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Tuesday / June 18.
  • Four-star Jackson Keith shows out in front of in-state Blue Bloods, updates recruitment

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    By CHARLIE PARENT

    Jackson Keith, a four-star rising senior out of and Southern High (N.C.), is receiving blue-blood interest and starred for Team CP3 at the third Nike EYBL session in Indianapolis.

    The 6-foot-6 wing dropped 20 points in front of Duke’s Jon Scheyer and North Carolina’s Hubert Davis during Saturday’s loss to Team Takeover.

    “It felt great,” he told ZAGSBLOG. “That’s what you live for as a kid, seeing every coach in the country come out and watch you play. Once you get out there and play, it’s just fun all the time.”

    Keith is from Durham and said North Carolina has reached out to him, but is still waiting to receive an offer.

    “[Playing for UNC] would be great,” he said. “Growing up in North Carolina, you watch the best schools around you, and they’ve always been one of the best.”

    He projects as a bigger guard who comes off the wing and does a lot of work on the interior. Keith pointed out his rebounding ability, but he’ll also fill up the scoresheet, making difficult shot when called upon.

    He watches Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, Jimmy Butler, among other taller guards who play small.

    “I’m one of those guys who’s going to work hard and be on the offensive glass. I’m going to be rebound, play a lot of defense and I’ll do all of the dirty work,” he said. “The biggest thing is I can hit a lot of tough shots throughout the course of the game.”

    Hometown school N.C. State, Georgetown and Mississippi State were all also in attendance for Jackson this weekend, all of which he has offers from.

    He wants to visit all three of those schools, along with LSU, after EYBL.

    “I’m trying to get everywhere,” he said.

    Jackson broke down some of his options:

    N.C. State: “It’s great. You grow up watching them play, watching T.J. Warren and Jarkel Joiner going out there and having fun. When you see that, it shows that you can do something really big right in your hometown.”

    Georgetown: “They’ve been great and on me since last summer. Coach [Ed] Cooley, that’s my guys: we’re always talking, he’s checking in one me and I’m checking in with him, so it’s really fun.”

    Mississippi State: “I love them, even with the recent coaching staff change. I reached out to them, and they assured me that everything’s still on the table and that they’re still coming to watch me play.”

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