High School: Hardin-Jefferson (TX)
Recruiting Status: Signed with Duke [press release]
Notes: her father, Nathan Jackson, played college basketball at Rice; one of 18 finalists for the 2019 USA Basketball U-16 team but wasn’t selected for the 12-player roster
Recruiting Summary for Ashlon Jackson
November 6, 2020: announced top five schools: UConn, Duke, Louisville, Oregon, Stanford
January 6, 2021: committed to Duke
Soph phenom Ashlon Jackson hits 1,000-point milestone (Beaumont Enterprise, 1/1/2020)
Jackson always could score, but she has refined her arsenal at all three levels to become a more complete scoring threat. Her mid-range shooting is something that Jackson has made an extra effort to perfect.
“That 18-foot jumper comes in handy against the big girls,” Jackson said. “I knew to become better than I was I had to work on all scoring levels.”
Jackson has proved her basketball prowess since the first time she stepped on the court at Hardin-Jefferson. In her first season as a Lady Hawk, she averaged 17.6 points, 6 rebounds, 5.8 assists and four steals per game.
“It’s threefold. Her vision, her court awareness is special and her physical presence is unmatched,” head coach Mike Fogo said of his young point guard’s playmaking ability.
Hardin-Jefferson freshman already has big time offers on the table (Beaumont Enterprise, 1/8/2019)
Jackson turned 15 in January, but already has earned scholarship offers from schools in the SEC, ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, and the PAC-12.
“I’m just taking it one day at a time,” Jackson said about the recruiting.” “I know they are going to come. I just have to do my thing, work hard and let everything else come to me.”
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