When UConn men’s basketball head coach Dan Hurley plucked Albany native Andre Jackson out from under Jim Boeheim’s hairy nose, many thought he was an instant-impact type of player. Hurley even said before last season that Jackson’s freshman year would be similar to star guard James Bouknight’s.
A ‘natural leader’ with otherworldly athleticism and ball-handling, Jackson had high hopes for a fast start in Storrs.
But much like everything else in 2020, it didn’t quite go as planned for Jackson. A balky knee last summer impacted his offseason and a broken wrist in the fall prevented him from making an early-season splash.