Michael Jackson, an all-Metropolitan guard for South Lakes High School and The Washington Post's co-player of the year, announced yesterday he will attend Georgetown University in the fall.
Jackson, a 6-foot-1 guard who played in the Capital Classic and the Dapper Dan all-star games, said he selected Georgetown over Houston, West Virginia, George Washington and Kentucky because of the Hoyas' style of play and the opportunity to play with Patrick Ewing and for Coach John Thompson.
"I just think Georgetown is the best situation for me," said Jackson, who is comfortable at both the point-guard and shooting-guard positions. "Plus, I wanted to stay home. Georgetown plays the type of basketball I like; they can run it up and down the floor and they also can slow it down. The fact they went to the NCAA finals had nothing to do with it. I would have signed with them, anyway."
Jackson, a three-year starter for the Reston school, averaged 11 and 17.4 points his first two years before scoring 23 points per game this past year. He led the Seahawks to a 23-3 record and a berth in the Virginia AAA Northern Region semifinals.