Sept. 9, 2014
THE FLATS – Tadric Jackson, ranked as the top prep guard in the state of Georgia last year, comes to Tech on the heels of winning a class 6A state championship with Tift County High School and being named all-class Player of the Year in the state.
A 4-star prospect ranked as high as 68th nationally in the class of 2014 (by ESPN.com), Jackson was rated the top guard in the state by national recruiting analyst Justin Young on Hoopseen.com and rated 14th nationally at his position.
Jackson is a left-handed guard with the ability to score in a variety of ways, explode to the basket, create for others, and defend with intensity. “He received excellent coaching on a daily basis at Tift County High School, one of the best programs in the state,” says Coach Brian Gregory.
Jackson will wear No. 1 this season for the Yellow Jackets.
Shoe Size: 13
Roommate: Marcus Georges-Hunt, Demarco Cox, Josh Heath
Three Words That Describe Me: Bold, quiet and outgoing
Favorite Food: Chicken and broccoli casserole
Favorite Late Night Snack: Yogurt
Meal I Prepare Most Often: Peanut butter and jelly sandwich
Favorite Spot on Campus: Gym
Favorite Childhood Activity: Kickball
Favorite TV Channel: ESPN
Celebrity Crush: Meagan Good
Biggest Fear: God, spiders
Favorite Sports Movie: Love & Basketball
Favorite Non-Sports Movie: White House Down
Best Sports Talent Besides Basketball: Baseball
Favorite Pro Athlete: LeBron James
Favorite Georgia Tech Sport to Watch: Basketball, baseball
Most Memorable Sports Moment: Hitting three home runs in one baseball game
Pregame Ritual: Pray and don’t talk! Play the game before it even happens.
My Focus This Summer: To get a little better every day
Favorite Coach Gregory Phrase: “My goal for you is to get better at something every single day.”
What I Like Most About Georgia Tech: Great environment