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Indiana basketball getting involved with 2025 top-10 point guard



Tyler Jackson, Indiana basketball
The Indiana basketball program is starting to get involved with top-10 2025 point guard Tyler Jackson as he starts planning visits. (Elite High School Scouting - @EliteHSscouting / Twitter)

Saint Frances Academy (Md.) point guard Tyler Jackson has emerged on the Indiana basketball recruiting radar following a terrific summer on both the Under Armor and Nike EYBL circuits.

Jackson is a five-star guard who is ranked No. 9 overall in the 247Sports Composite Rankings in the 2025 class. Now, the Hoosiers are getting involved.

According to Rivals National Recruiting Director Rob Cassidy, Indiana has been active with Jackson and is one of the newer programs to start getting involved with the talented guard. Currently Jackson holds offers from programs such as Alabama, Illinois, Maryland, Syracuse, Rutgers, LSU, Virginia Tech, Villanova, Wake Forest and others.

Jackson played for Team Thrill in the 16U division and helped lead the program to a title on the Under Armor Circuit. He was terrific down the stretch, scoring 39, 36 and 31 points in that order en route to the championship. He averaged 24.0 points per game in the final session (seven games) and shot 42 percent from the floor.

In his one session on the Nike EYBL circuit, Jackson averaged 30.0 points per game and shot 50.6 percent from the field and 50 percent (17-of-34) from three.

He scored 30+ points in three of his four games, having scoring totals of 30, 36 and 39 points.

Jackson is a 6-foot-2 combo guard who is terrific with the ball in his hands. He is a quick, shifty guard who is tremendous at getting his own shot. While he is shot-happy from 17+ feet, he is very effective creating space and getting his shot up off of the bounce. Jackson has a quick first step and has great change of pace in transition. He can finish with either hand at the rim and has good athleticism to finish above bigger defenders. Jackson looks for his shot first and second, however, and is still looking to improve as a passer.

“Jackson is constantly forcing action when he’s on the floor and dictates pace as well as any guard in the class. He’s still improving when it comes to decision-making and facilitation, but he’s already a true three-level scorer and has recently added a floater to his repertoire,” Cassidy told “He’s the type of player that defenders need to be aware of at all times because of his explosiveness when attacking the rim and his catch-and-shoot ability. Jackson is still limited a bit defensive because he lacks truly ideal size, but he’ll be able to give a team a little more on that end as he adds muscle down the road.”

Jackson is starting to look into his recruitment and set up visits. Recently, he spoke about Indiana, Kentucky, Kansas and LSU as programs he is looking to try and visit this fall.

There are no current visits set up, but sources indicate to HoosierIllustrated that Jackson is wide open right now with his recruitment and Indiana could very well matter in this recruitment as it gets going.

Team Thrill is the same AAU program that 2024 five-star center and key Indiana basketball target Derik Queen starred on the last few years. Queen and Jackson played together at the Sportradar Showdown in Las Vegas at the end of the summer.

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Alec Lasley is the owner of Hoosier Illustrated, a comprehensive site covering news, updates and recruiting for Indiana University athletics. Alec has covered Indiana for six years and is a credentialed media member. He has previously worked for both Rivals and 247Sports.