Josh Jackson has a lot of good things going for him. As Rivals‘ No. 1 player in the 2016 class, Jackson is very talented and can score the ball in a number of ways. He’s also a talented passer and rebounder and he has the potential to be a lockdown defender on the other end of the floor.
The 6-foot-6 wing from Detroit will be heavily followed in July by many of the best college basketball programs in the country as they all try to gain position in his recruitment before his junior season of high school.
Marquette freshman forward Henry Ellenson won the Marquette Madness slam dunk contest on Friday night with a between the legs dunk.
The 6-foot-10 Ellenson, the top recruit in Steve Wojciechowski’s freshmen class, defeated sophomore Sandy Cohen, fellow freshman Sacar Anim and Wally Ellenson, his older brother.
Ellenson joins the Golden Eagles as the No. 11 overall recruit in the Class of 2015.
Late Night in the Phog is typically a night to remember for Kansas fans. For Kansas student Jerrod Martin Castro, Friday night’s event is one he won’t forget.
Castro, a sophomore, was selected as a contestant for a $10,000 giveaway. The only thing standing in the way of a big payday was a half-court shot. Brennan Bechard, the Kansas director of basketball operations, attempted the long-distance shot and hit nothing but net.
Kansas head coach Bill Self signed a $10,000 check on the spot.