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3-Star PF Jackson McAndrew Talks Wisconsin Basketball Recruitment



Wisconsin Basketball Recruit Jackson McAndrew

Madison, Wis. — Things are heating up between the Wisconsin men’s basketball program and one of their top remaining targets in the 2024 recruiting class, Jackson McAndrew. 

The three-star power forward out of Wayzata, Minnesota, took an official visit to Madison in October and wasted little time getting back on campus to watch Wisconsin basketball take on Northwestern — his fourth trip to UW since June of 2022.

“My lead recruiter has been both coach Gard and coach Krabbenhoft,” McAndrew told BadgerNotes. “They keep telling me how interested they are in me and how much they want me there.”

Wisconsin Basketball Recruiting Profile: Jackson McAndrew

At this point, there’s no denying that Jackson McAndrew is a high-priority recruit for Greg Gard and the Wisconsin basketball program.

According to the 247Sports Composite, McAndrew is the No. 172 overall prospect in the 2024 recruiting class, the No. 34 PF in the country, and the No. 2 player in Minnesota.

The 6-foot-8, 190-pound forward, who is AAU teammates with Jack Robison, a 2024 Wisconsin basketball commit, currently holds offers from St. Thomas, Iowa, Northern Iowa, Nebraska, and Creighton.

“The schools I hear from the most are Wisconsin, Creighton, Xavier, Iowa, St. Thomas, Northern Iowa, Nebraska, Virginia, Princeton, Wake Forest, and Clemson,” McAndrew told BadgerNotes.

“What I like about the Wisconsin basketball coaching staff is that they tell me what I need to hear and are real with me; they help me understand how to improve and provide guidance on that.”

Jackson McAndrew Scouting Report 

On the court, Jackson McAndrew can flat-out shoot the ball. At 6-foot-8, he’s a legit sniper from beyond the arc with a quick, repeatable release. I’d go as far as to say that the Minnesota native is one of the top shooters at his position in the Midwest — if not the entire country. 

He’s matured a great deal physically since his sophomore season – which has helped McAndrew improve as a rebounder + taking defenders off the dribble. He looks a lot like the kind of stretch four that Wisconsin basketball typically covets for their offense because of the systematic fit.

“Wisconsin envisions me being a versatile piece playing multiple forward positions,” McAndrew told BadgerNotes. “They [UW] really like my skillset and the versatility I bring.”

“Wisconsin definitely has a chance. They are in a good spot with me,” said McAndrew.

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