CT’s own Aaron Jackon was a standout at Northwest Catholic High, a star at Duquesnse University and now playing professionally overseas…

by CTalentTv on March 29, 2011

 From lighting up the score boards at Northwest Catholic High in West Hartford, CT to having an amazing career at Duquesnse, Aaron Jackon demonstrates the consistency thats is needed for a professional basketball player.  It was reported that Jackson scored a woomping 50 points at the Greater Hartford Pro-Am league in the summer time. Interview and highlights inside.

In H.S., what was the toughest team and player you’ve faced?  In high school the toughest team I’ve faced was Wilbur Cross my junior year in the state championship…

Out of all the schools that recruited you, what made you choose Duquesne?  Duquesne University really made me feel comfortable, the coach loved me the education was great, and it was a team on the rise…

How are basketball players from a small state like CT perceived?  From your experiences.  They don’t get much love at all, but once we step on the court with our peers, they immediately change their minds LOL…

What was the toughest arena that you’ve played in?   Univ. of  West Virginia (WVU)…Man they have a bunch of drunk students and parents, it’s incredible you can’t hear yourself think…

What is your most memorable game you’ve played in?  Ummm, when I scored 46 points in an NIT game against v-Tech…

What is your biggest strength as a basketball player?  My ability to make people around me better.  My vision…

What things do you feel you need to work on to take your game to the next level?  hmmm, just my weight. I think that’s the only thing holding me back…

Who did you model your game after as a youth?  Magic Johnson and Jason Kidd….

Who has had the biggest influence on your basketball career?  My older brother Randall Jackson… I still listen to him this day, I wouldn’t be where I’ am today without him…

How has your experience in Europe been going?  Man, it’s really a blessing I thank the lord each day, playing in turkey and Italy last year was good for my second year, but to be playing in Spain ACB for my second year is amazing…

CT has a lot of highly ranked H.S. basketball players recently. What advice can you give them?  To stay humble, and try to better yourself each day, you have to sacrifice a lot to get where you want to go, so don’t let it frustrate you…

How can people stay updated with what you’re doing?  www.acb.com and www.eurobasket.com

By: E Young

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