Utah County Hoops Star Commits to Duke

Utah County Hoops Star Commits to Duke


Frank Jackson, a highly recruited player out of powerhouse Lone Peak High School has committed to play his college basketball at Duke. Jackson had originally committed to BYU early on. However, he got better and better as his high school years progressed and more schools began to take notice. He had also been recruited by the University of Utah.

You can check out the full story in the link below from Brandon Gurney of the Deseret News. Congratulations to the young man as he’s gonna play for one of the best programs in the country.

Frank Jackson Commits to Duke

The state of Utah is producing more and more big time D1 athletes in football and basketball. Some locals may be bummed about another in-state kid not going to Utah or BYU, or BYU losing another LDS recruit. However, I think the story should be how many top notch athletes the state is producing. I’m happy for the kid and his family. It’s up to the local schools to make their programs more attractive so they can keep more in-state players. As BYU has learned, it’s not enough to just play exciting offensive basketball and assume you’ll get all the best LDS kids to play there.

Matt Nielson has been writing about the college sports landscape in Utah and the Intermountain West since 2010. When he’s not pretending to be a professional blogger, he works full time as a residential real estate agent and house flipper. Matt graduated from Brigham Young University in 2000. He and his family reside in Salt Lake City, UT.


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