Future150 Southeast Analyst. Covering high school basketball across the Southeast.
Atlanta, GA (Future150) -- Even he will admit, it has been a tough few years for Nino Jackson. However, from hearing the rumors to confronting his doubters, Jackson has weathered the worst part of the storm.
Now the fun begins.
After falling off the map last year, Jackson is now enrolled at Kingdom Prep, and he is looking to pick up right where he left off.
“I’m really motivated now,” Jackson said when asked about all the negative emotions surrounding him. “I can get back on track now, put all the rumors aside, and just go out and play ball and go to school.”
Jackson, now a member of the Class of 2013, showed he is still capable of being the exciting guard he was earlier in his career, despite missing a year-and-a-half of organized basketball. He was one of the premiere players at the Future150 camp in Atlanta last week.
With that being said, the 6-foot-1 scoring guard is still hearing from some of the top schools in the country.
Kansas, Baylor, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and Georgia are some of the programs Jackson hears from more frequently, but the interest continues to grow as the star makes his rebirth.
“My coach says there are a lot more calling about me right now. But Oklahoma State is coming really hard. They call a lot.”
Once labeled as a future NBA star, there isn’t much that Jackson has to prove on the court. Nevertheless, he is bound to prove all of those wrong that doubted him. To do so, he has set several goals for the upcoming basketball – and school – year.
“I want to prove to everyone that I can work hard and that we can win state. But I want to graduate,” he said with a smile.
With several other top-notch players choosing to play for Kingdom Prep, expect to hear a lot more about Nino Jackson in the coming months.