NBA Stars Praise Albany Academy Star
The last fourteen months have been eventful for former Albany Academy standout Andre Jackson. In October 2019, Jackson officially announced his intentions to continue his basketball career at the collegiate level with the UConn Huskies. Jackson, like other Section 2 athletes had his spring season cancelled due to COVID-19. Just a few weeks ago, CBS Sports college basketball reporter Jon Rothstein praised Jackson's game and compared it to NBA talent. This past weekend, some of the NBA biggest stars were tweeting about Jackson's highlights from his prep career.
Denver Nuggets All Star Jamal Murray offered his thoughts on Jackson's skills.
The compliments continued to come in, this time from Utah Jazz All Star Donovan Mitchell
Jackson's highlights have now gone viral since Friday with the clips now generating more than 1.4 million views. What's next for Jackson? The hype for the Albany Academy graduate continues to grow even more his debut for the Huskies. When can Capital Region sports fans watch Jackson's debut? The Huskies website lists game one of the 2020-2021 season as December 11th versus St.John's. COVID-19 has continued to create changes across the college basketball landscape. You can follow the latest updates on the UConn season here