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Frank Jackson helps Team USA go undefeated at adidas EuroCamp

2016 guard Frank Jackson was part of the USA select team which participated in the adidas EuroCamo this past week.

BYU basketball target Frank Jackson is in Italy taking part in the adidas EuroCamp on the United States select team, an 18-under squad. This camp is also a tournament between other nations which include players that are college aged, but despite the age difference Team USA went undefeated in this tournament. The exact details of Jackson’s performance are a bit of an unknown, outside of a few highlights and box scores.

Jackson played particularly well in the 76-71 win over France with 13 points, four rebounds and an assist. Here are highlights from that win by Team USA.

He had another solid game against the EuroCamp All-Star team by coming off the bench to score 12 points, but he was just 5 of 15 from the field and only 1 of 6 from beyond three-point range.

Jackson’s worst game of the tournament came against Greece where he went 2 of 10 from the field and scored four points and four rebounds, but he was in the starting lineup for the 100-58 win.

For the tournament, Jackson started in two of the three games, averaged 9.7 points per game, made 10 of 39 from the field and 1 of 11 from beyond the arc. For being a point guard he can improve distrusting the ball, Jackson had just three assists in three games.

Playing against this older and more physical competition was not easy for Jackson — who was the youngest player on the court for this tournament — and will help him realize what he needs to do to elevate his game. This tournament won’t hurt his status as one of the top recruits in the 2016 class, and just for a reminder Jackson is freakishly athletic.

DraftExpress has their first impression of Jackson:

A 6’3 point guard from Utah powerhouse Lone Peak HS, Jackson likes to attack off the dribble and score inside the arc. Averaging a tremendous 23.5 points per game for the Utah Prospects in the adidas Gauntlet, Jackson is a terrific scorer who is still developing as a lead guard. Knocking down shots from the inside and out while probing the defense with changes of speed, Jackson’s scoring instincts are clear, but so are his rudimentary playmaking skills. Getting careless with the ball at times and not always getting the US Select Team organized in the half court, Jackson is an obvious talent who lacks a degree of polish and experience at the moment. Ranked right on the cusp of 5-star status by many recruiting services, Jackson can put himself over the top if he can make strides as a floor general. He’s extremely intelligent and has some great natural gifts, so it’s likely only a matter of time until everything comes together for him.


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