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Looks like we are still keeping in touch with him. I would love for him to be a late addition to the class come summer time if we have a schollie left over. However, it looks like Travis Ford is going to snag another sleeper.
After falling off the map last year, 2013 point guard Nino Jackson is determined to turn around his basketball career.
I still don't know much about what happened to him off the court that caused him to fall so far off the map, but if (BIG IF) he can get that stuff together, he'd be someone worth looking at in the spring. His talent on the court might make it worth taking a flier on him. Of course others who know better what was going on with him (Bham, Pitts, Jerry) would be better equipped to say whether it's worth taking the flier on him.
Not sure what all of his problems were but if it had anything to do with his people around him I would go to a school in a different region. As far away as possible from potential problems.
Just understand that it was an article written by a website whose purpose is to get prospects to come to their camp. So you won't find a more positive take on Nino Jackson than what you just read in that article.
Also Oklahoma State just signed two guards.
My understanding is that it would be absolutely shocking if Nino wound up at Kansas. He's mostly a good kid, but I don't think the staff is really interested in taking a shot at such a troubled middle-of-the-road prospect.
Nice info about the source, Jerry -- that's the type of insight that's worth paying for and I can all but guarantee it wouldnt have been provided - if even known - at TFS.
While I wouldn't consider Nino a middle-of-the-road prospect, I do agree that it's highly unlikely the staff pursues him. He's somewhat the antithesis of Frank Mason. Mason is all about running the show, playing with ferocity, and winning. Nino is all about highlights, athleticism, and having fun.
I won't get into his off-the-court issues, so let's try to keep from speculating on them. Let's just say the tattoo stuff was mostly faked and that he had no drug problems that I'm aware of.
As the the "highlight reel" aspect of Nino, I believe there's video of him throwing a self-alley-oop off a shotclock...during a high school game...
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