The Kentucky men’s basketball team started arriving on campus on the last weekend in June, but not everyone was able to make it to Lexington at that time. Every single player on the roster had moved in except for Michigan native Isaiah Jackson. But that will change this coming weekend, according to KSR.
Jackson’s coach reported to KSR that he will be arriving in Lexington this weekend, although no explanation was given for the delay. Newcomers BJ Boston, Terrence Clarke, Devin Askew, Lance Ware, Cam’Ron Fletcher, Olivier Sarr, Davion Mintz, and Jacob Toppin are already on campus, as are returners Keion Brooks Jr. and Dontaie Allen. Now it is time to get to work.
Jackson is often referred to as one of the most underrated players in the class. He is currently Kentucky’s best eligible big man at 6-9, but there is hope that he will be able to play alongside 7-footer Olivier Sarr if his eligibility waiver is approved.
Jackson is an athletic player that is strong enough to bully in the paint and agile enough to play in transition and guard multiple positions. With or without Sarr, Jackson will be a huge key to Kentucky’s success this upcoming season. Getting him on campus this weekend will begin his journey as part of what everyone hopes will be a special team in Lexington.