May 15, 2012

Tech picks up first 2013 basketball commitment

ARNAUDVILLE -- Louisiana Tech basketball has added its first commitment of the 2013 class. Mike White's impressive first season at Tech seems to have paid dividends in-state.

Dominic Jackson grew up in Michigan and recently moved to Louisiana. The 6'4" guard ended up at Beau Chene High School, where he recently his junior season.

"(Louisiana Tech Assistant) Coach Dusty May came to some of my high school games," said Jackson. "I'm originally from Michigan. At first I didn't like it because it's extremely hot, but I got used to it."

After playing high school ball in Michigan last season, Jackson had to quickly adapt to his new team.

"We did good, but we could have done better. We lost to the number one team in the State, Peabody, in the second round. We finished 21-8. The year before I got here, they were 9-20. So we did great, but next year we are going to get our rings!"

Jackson said he made a decision early on because he found the right fit with Louisiana Tech.

"They fit my style of play on the court: Fast tempo and get out and run the floor. That's the way I love to play."

Even though Jackson adjusted to the Louisiana heat, he still might spend the summer in a little more comfortable environment.

"I'm thinking about going back to Michigan for the summer and playing for my old AAU team."

Beau Chene is primed to make the jump this year in Louisiana Class 4A. Dominic Jackson will play an integral part in their success. Louisiana Tech fans will certainly be paying attention to the future Bulldog as he finishes his high school career.

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