Isaiah Jackson hopes to mirror game after Anthony Davis
The Kentucky freshman forward is receiving tons of preseason hype.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - BJ Boston and Terrence Clarke have received tons of preseason hype, but over the last few weeks, no Kentucky player has received more attention than freshman forward Isaiah Jackson.
After watching a recent practice in advance of UK’s Pro Day, former Arkansas head coach Jimmy Dykes said at some point, Jackson is going to be a problem for the rest of the SEC.
He can block shots with the best of them, he can stretch the floor and if you ask Jackson, he has a skill-set similar to that of a former Kentucky All-American.
“I watched a lot of Anthony Davis, just how he played because we’re built the same," said Jackson. “We’re tall, long, can block shots and do everything. I mean, me growing up, to be honest, I was always a Kentucky fan so when Anthony Davis got here, I was always watching Kentucky. Seeing the stuff he did was crazy, and I feel like I can sort of mirror my game after him.”
Jackson is from Pontiac, Michigan and he was a borderline 5-star prospect coming out of high school. 247Sports ranks him as a 4-star forward, but Rivals lists him as a 5-star forward.
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