Future150 Southeast Analyst. Covering high school basketball across the Southeast.
North Augusta, SC (Future150) -- Kevin Durant has risen to the top of basketball in the past few years, and many youngsters have been comparing themselves to him. With his length and athleticism, high school forwards see him as a possible future for themselves.
Justin Jackson, a 2014 forward with Houston Hoops, has had his name tossed around with Durant’s in the past.
“Body-type wise, people have compared me to Kevin Durant in the past. I’ve also had the Reggie Miller comparison, too.”
A long, athletic shooter, the 6-foot-7 star has drawn much interest to this point in his career. He already holds several offers.
“I have offers from Texas, Texas A&M, Georgetown, Baylor, Ohio State, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Washington,” he explained. “I also have interest from North Carolina, Florida, Duke, and Kansas.”
Like many of his peers, Jackson is just excited for the opportunity.
“It’s a blessing to have these great schools looking at me. It’s very humbling.”
Offers or no offers, the rising junior says everyone is on an even playing surface right now.
“I’m wide open. I’m open to any schools that are interested in me,” he added.
However, like Durant, Jackson acknowledges his need to continue to improve his game.
“I feel like I need to get stronger. Ideally, I would like to gain 20 pounds heading into college.”