Despite his height, 6-foot-6 senior Aaron Jackson's game always has been typified by his versatility and ability to handle the basketball. He never has fit the mold of slow-moving post player.
The talented Gahanna Lincoln athlete has parlayed his skills into a Division I scholarship, as he verbally committed during the second week of September to Akron.
Last season, Jackson earned first-team all-OCC-Ohio Division, third-team all-district in Division I and a spot on the ThisWeek Super 12. He averaged 14 points, 5.5 rebounds, two assists and two steals.
"I feel like those coaches are my family already," Jackson said on a text message. "They were one of the first school recruiting me, and I just felt the best fit was the Zips."
According to Jackson, Westerville North's Jack Gibbs also is considering Akron. That duo together would be fun to watch over the next few years if Gibbs does end up picking the school.
After Jackson helped Gahanna go 16-7 and reach a district semifinal last season, he will join a program that went 22-12 and lost to Northwestern in the first round of the NIT a year ago.
May 21, 2013 | Currently: 72° Partly Cloudy