If it is true that college basketball is a sport driven by superior play from guards, both point guards and shooting guards, then it is fair to say that the University of Notre Dame is facing a solid and successful 2015-2016 Season.
That’s because the school will have its spectacular Point Guard, Demetrius Jackson, returning for his sophomore season. He is a player that can do many things, not least of which is providing solid leadership “on the hardwood floor.”
Jackson, who is 6’1” in height and weighs in at two hundred one pounds, has speed to spare and plays with incredibly high energy and intensity. He is “basketball smart” and does a great job setting up teammates for easy scores.
Demetrius Jackson also uses his incredible quickness and overall speed to play above-average defense which involves “pressuring the ball.” He does that well and his defense produces lots of turnovers for “the Fighting Irish.”
Of course, Jackson’s game is not just about defense. This young and rapidly-developing star plays both ends of the floor with equal skill. That means when he is not defending, he is scoring or setting up a teammate to score.
In truth, Jackson’s quickness enables him to drive the lane for easy scores almost any time he wants to “go inside.” What’s more, Jackson’s game includes the ability to “shoot lights out” jump shots from anywhere on the floor, including from beyond the three-point line.
This incredibly skilled young player set a career scoring record when playing high school basketball in Indiana. He tallied one thousand nine hundred thirty-four points during his public school career. Then, in 2013, Demetrius Jackson played in the annual McDonald’s All Star Game.
Clearly, this young man has a future waiting for him as a star player in the National Basketball Association (NBA), even though, at just over see feet tall, he is considered short by current standards. The fact is that he can overcome his lack of height with his speed, offensive and defensive prowess and his “on-court intelligence.”
There is no doubt that Demetrius Jackson will someday play professional basketball. That day may still be two years away. Meanwhile, this budding dynamic player can continue to hone his skills in a top college program while he works toward earning a degree.
The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame University can look forward to a winning season and a high national ranking in the upcoming season, in part because Demetrius Jones will b leading the team when the games are played.
His talent is obvious. And that is why his future as a professional basketball player, despite his lack of height, is a virtual guarantee.
Courtesy of NY Post