Scouting Video: Demetrius Jackson at Adidas May Classic

Dylan Burkhardt
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Demetrius Jackson’s recruitment has exploded this spring. He’s impressed scouts on the AAU circuit and his list has expanded, now including Xavier, Michigan, Notre Dame, Indiana, Michigan State and Illinois. Xavier and Michigan have both indicated that he’s near the top, if not at the top, of their recruiting boards for the class of 2013.

We posted video of Jackson at the Spiece Run ‘n Slam last week, but Josh Houchin managed to catch one of Jackson’s games at the Adidas May Classic as well:

Click here for all of our coverage from the Adidas May Classic.

  • Mattski

     Haven’t seen many players look so great missing so many shots, right? And man can he play D.

  • gpsimms

    wow, he can move.  looks strong in traffic, tough on defense and on the glass….and i’ll stop there, because i’m sure it was just a tough day finishing/shooting.

    • SBell

       Would be interesting to see him in 17U where his strength advantage on guards wouldn’t be so pronounced, or exist at all. Like his variety of passes.

      • I wasn’t there, and could be wrong, but didn’t he play 17U at the Storm Classic? Might be a level down competition wise but I think they got to the 17U final. 

        • SBell

          I don’t remember him at all in Grand Rapids, we played MBA Select there. If he did play, then he got torched by a 5-6 kid from Boyne City!

          • Ha. Might be wrong. Just thought I read that somewhere. 

  • Stevenjc3

    Want him NOW…..Come on Beilein…..Come on Meyer!   Get him on board… 

    • Anonymous

       @umhoops:disqus  maybe its just me or my computer, but I am having trouble with the new comment format.  In the Add a new comment box, it just says “Please Wait” but it never changes to anything else.  It will not let me click in the box to write anything.  It worked fine the other day though, so maybe my computer is just running slow.  Does this new format require a browser upgrade?

      • Kenny

        It is definitely slower to load now than before. But if it doesn’t open at all, a browser upgrade might help.

      • Anonymous

         I’ve found that you can’t have a firewall block cookies and that Javascript needs to be on for the new form system.  I’ve gotten the form to work with Safari and Firefox 4.

  • Anonymous

    I like his quickness, physicality, and the fact that he was actually playing D in an AAU game.

  • YpsiTuckyBoy

    Reminds me of Jason Terry. Let’s get this guy on board.

  • Rkw

    D.Jackson reminds me of keith bogans at kentucky. especially on defense. 

  • Kenny

    I am more than overwhelmed by the number of targets this year, so many names but no clear priorities. Two summers ago, it was all about Ziegler and Prather, Kearney and brundidge, last year was pointer, stauskas, williams, Harris, fewer names and I had a good sense of who is who even though beilein likes to surprise us with getting smotrysz and GRIII on board. Maybe I am simp,y overwhelmed by so many excellent scouting videos. I wonder if UMHoops can make a table similar to how mgoblog does the football recruiting, breakdown by position, ranking, mutual interest, time table, etc.

    • Mattski

      This is a good suggestion, Dylan, since you never seem to have anything to do :). Another way to approach it would be to create some posts comparing all or some of the best guards Beilein and co are looking at (for ex.), talking about what they would bring to the table, things they need to work on, odds we might get them, etc., throwing in a couple of vids for each. This could provide further insight about how Beilein thinks about this stuff, etc. 

      Btw, have you ever requested an int. with coach himself? Seems like you do a lot in creating interest in the team, maybe he could get you back once a year in the summer with an interview about how things are shaping up. 

      Thanks again, as always, for what you are doing. 

  • Anonymous

    His shooting touch could use improvement but I love how active he is on the court. 

  • Anonymous

    If you missed it, Robert Traylor’s funeral will be held noon Thursday at
    Greater New Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 586 Owen in Detroit.  The
    visitation was today.

    Krista Phillips, who played for Michigan’s women’s team, has been invited to try out for the Canadian senior women’s team….

    http://www.thestarphoenix.com/sports/Saskatoon+native+gets+national+tryout/4802064/story.html

    Louisville may be in the mix for Luke Hancock…

    http://blogs.courier-journal.com/ulbeat/2011/05/18/hancock-headed-to-u-of-l/

    • Anonymous

       Hmm.  Not sure what’s up with the extra spaces.  That’s not how I typed it.

  • MgoTweeter

     Tried a different computer and the comment system is working slowly, so maybe the issue was just with my other computer. 

    re: Jackson.  I think he is the most impressive of all the pg’s we have seen video on.  He has great burst, solid ball handler and looks like he has a good body frame.  Not sure he has the playmaking ability that Walton has, in terms of being a distributor, but Jackson has a better overall game. 

    • Wayman Britt

       You might be right on PG with Jackson.  It’s sure going to be interesting watching the recruiting for PG.  What do other posters think, what PG would be the best fit for UM? D. Jackson, D. Walton or M. Morris?

      • Stevenjc3

        I would take any of those 3 Britt but prefer Jackson.  Love his size and ability to finish.  LOVE his D 

      • gpsimms

        it’s just me, but my ideal PG is D.Morris.  Sad faces. 

      • jBdub

         I’m partial to Walton.  I like his fluidity and am in love with the zip and accuracy of his passes. Plus, he’s local. This is not to say that I wouldn’t be thrilled with Jackson.

        • Hoops11

          With time and grace if walton goes to michigan you will see the best pg 2013 

      • Anonymous

        oops, actually meant morris when I was talking about the other guy being a better play maker.  Walton’s game is actually very similar to D Jax.  Walton maybe a little more fluid like Trey Burke, but Jackson has more burst.   Either look pretty solid, hopefully we see some more film on them.  What about that other guy?  Jaylen James, i think?

    • Hoops11

      Dont forget Walton  has the best overall game he can score pass defend rebound and a very high Basketbal IQ a tough kid pound for pound  and kid that gets a kick out of passing first then can get his own scoring is rare, plus this kid has a heart of a champion, but time will tell with these kids 2 yrs of HS  left

  • Anonymous

    New topic but I don’t know where else to bring this up.  I think Big Ten basketball should use the divisions like football does.  Every team would play within their division home and away and each team out of their division once a year, alternating home games.  That’s a sixteen game league schedule without the unfair factor that one team plays, say MSU, Ohio St. and Wisc. twice and another plays them once.  We’ve had unbalanced schedules and will continue to do so as it is.  For the tournement opening games are cross divisional, with 1’s and 2’s getting byes, 3 vs.6 and 4 vs.5.  Great symmetry and more fairness.

    • Anonymous

      i dont really see the difference between this and what is currently planned.  In your proposal, there is still an unfair factor since a team from one side could potentially miss out on having to play the top three teams twice in a given year. 

      With the amount of games that are played these days in college, I would just prefer to see them go to a 22 game conference schedule, but that isnt happenning. 

      • Anonymous

        There would be no difference in the schedule for those in the same division and a lot more balance than the some what random manner in which who plays who twice is decided now. 

  • This is such a nice video.  I like his quickness, physicality, and the fact that he was actually playing D in an AAU game. His shooting touch could use improvement but I love how active he is on the court.