Albany Great Danes Land Upstate NY Native, Mass Guard Marcus Jackson


2022 Cushing Academy (Mass.) guard and Upstate New York native Marcus Jackson has verbally committed to Division I Albany Mens’ Basketball program, today VerbalCommits.com Tweeted.

Marcus Jackson today verbally committed to Great Danes Basketball.

Additionally, Jackson held offers from UMass, NJIT and Marist, per VerbalCommits.com.

Before Cushing Academy, the 6-foot-3, 180-pound Jackson attended Albany Academy, in Upstate N.Y., where the then-senior averaged 27.9 points, eight rebounds, 9.2 assists and 5.7 steals per game, according to a source.

Jackson–an Amsterdam. N.Y., native–also played for the Albany City Rocks AAU hoops program.

Marcus has an older brother and former teammate at Albany Academy, Andre, who recently finished his sophomore year on UConn’s basketball squad.

Albany posted a 13-18 overall record and went 9-9 in American East Conference (AEC) this past season.

— Jerry Del Priore

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