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Burney's Bytes will focus primarily on the local preps sports scene, but will also touch on some college and pro athletics, mostly in regards to athletes who hail and have played high school sports in Oakland County. My goal for the blog is to be conversational and anecdotal, a more relaxed and free formal take on high school athletics than you see in regular game day coverage.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Ready For Action Jackson

If he can keep his head and his books straight, West Bloomfield's burgeoning two-sport superstar Trishton Jackson will have the world at his feet, be able to write his own ticket to college in either basketball or football by the time he's a senior in 2016.
Last year as a Fab Frosh, Jackson started for the Lakers at quarterback on the gridiron and at point guard on the basketball floor. However, his first varsity season on the hardwood was cut short mid-campaign when he was sidelined due to academic issues.
This summer the 6-foot-2 dandy has impressed in workouts and camps with both teams.
On the bball court, he's a Deron Williams-type point guard with a hoop savvy way that trends way above his young age. A steady-handed floor general, Jackson can break defenders down off the dribble, create for himself and his teammates on the break and in the half-court set, as well as bomb away from outside with a feathery touch beyond the arc.
With pigskin in his hands under center, Jackson is a smooth operator quarterbacking a football team, a true dual threat equally adept at frustrating opposing defensive coordinators in the OAA with his arm or his feet.
We're talking about a rare talent here.
The only thing that can get in Jackson's way on his way to the top is himself.
I have faith that my man TJ knows what's up - remember Kentucky-bound Rochester hoopster James Young was academically ineligible for the second semester as a prep freshman at Troy in 2010 and he roared back with a serious vengeance. No doubt in my mind The OC's Action Jackson is currently primed for greatness: i.e. he's locked and loaded for a sensational sophomore year (on the floor and in the classroom) and well on his way to establishing himself as one of the most deadly athletes in the whole state sometime in the very near future.


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