Why I Love This Former Local Prospect’s Game for UCONN
UConn's Andre Jackson is very fun to watch. He is a former high school capital region scoring sensation that is now playing big on the biggest stage in the Big East Conference. The kid is fearless and his coach and teammates love him. Here is my quick take on this from the Times Union:
I love watching Andre Jackson’s game at UConn. The Former Albany Academy standout does not need to average in double-digits to have a major impact for the Huskies who upset Villanova on Tuesday and could make a deep run in March. Jackson starts and plays quality minutes for head coach Dan Hurley because he defends and rebounds at a high level, and Jackson usually guards the opposing teams best player. Don’t get me wrong, Jackson can score but it’s not the reason he’s such a valuable player for UConn. Jackson is a very athletic player who coach Hurley needs on the floor.
MJ and I talked about UConn's historic win over rival Villanova yesterday. The atmosphere truly was electric and it felt like an early March Madness preview. Below is our full conversation.
This was UConn's first time beating Villanova since the 2014 NCAA Tournament when they won the National Championship. I really love what Danny Hurley is doing with the UConn program overall. They are competing very hard and are relevant again in the Top 25.
I did not like the decision made by the officials in Tuesday night's game to eject Hurley for pumping up the fans. It was a weak call to me. But the Huskies got the win and Andre Jackson is a major reason why. The Albany Academy alum is fun to watch and the energy he brings is instrumental to UConn's success.