Detroit Consortium’s Josh Jackson On The Move To California

11 Jul

2013 adidas Super 64After months of rumors and speculation, Detroit Consortium and 1Nation rising junior forward Josh Jackson has made the announcement public, he will not return to Consortium for his junior season.

Towards the end of a video interview with reporter Blair Glover on 1Nation’s youtube Tv account, the question was posed to the 6’7″ Jackson, “Will you be at Consortium for the 2014-2015 school year?”  After taking a deep breath, Jackson responded, “I will not be at Consortium. I will be out in California.”  Following the word California, a blank screen popped up with the words “Stay Tuned.”  Leaving many questions unanswered to the basketball community within Michigan.

The decision for Jackson comes after a sophomore seasons in which he averaged 28 points and 15 rebounds a game for his Consortium Cougars, a charter school located on Detroit’s Westside, leading them to a Class C state championship.  He solidified himself not only as Michigan’s top player, but one of the premier players in the whole country.  Rivals.com in their national class of 2016 rankings lists Jackson as the number one player in the class, while ESPN tabs Jackson for second, only behind a seven foot center from Virginia.

California is in fact home for Jackson.  He was born in San Diego, as he pointed out in the interview, while his mother was trying out for the WNBA for the league’s inaugural season.  Now which school Josh will finish his high school career, is the million dollar question.  California is home to some of the most prestigious schools when it comes to producing basketball talent.  Schools such as Mater Dei and Archbishop Mitty have their fair of distinguished alumni in the basketball profession.  And while they might be in the running, Josh thus far has not named any particular schools that would be likely destinations, but with the Summer nearing the halfway mark, a decision will likely be made soon in order to signup for Fall classes at his next school.

Josh has dazzled and awed Southeast Michigan for two years now, and while many will miss his spectacular performances on the hardwood during Winter time, Jackson will be entering into a new chapter of his life.  One which many can agree is full of promise.

Link to full interview with Josh Jackson

 

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