Monday, October 29, 2007

Tamir Jackson - no respect!!

Tamir "Pop" Jackson, of St. Benedicts High School and The Playaz (class of 2009), lit up the Eddie Griffith Challenge junior game, helping to lead NJ to a hard fought victory over Philly. I coached Pop in a showcase event a few years ago (our team went 6-0 I think . . . bottom line is that we did not lose the entire weekend!) and we developed a friendship. At the time he could handle and get to the rim; he is now banging home jumpers on a regular basis, and at the end of the day, Pop wins games, flat out. He also likes to lock down on opposing "star" players, and he did just that in the EGC games. It was a war between Pop and Malik Wayans. For the record, Malik can play, and it is eery how much he reminds me of Kyle Lowry.

Not only can Pop play on both ends of the floor, and forget the fact that he probably has a lifetime winning average over 90%, but the kid has OVER a 3.5 GPA. He is smart and hardworking in the classroom, plays with and against the best comp in the country, and more times than not comes out on top. What are you waiting for - OFFER HIM NOW!!!


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