Buena Vista grad Tory Jackson will play in the D-League with Fort Wayne after spending camp with the Milwaukee Bucks

Posted: October 22, 2010 by Patrick Hayes in Professional

Saginaw Buena Vista grad Tory Jackson had a solid camp with the Milwaukee Bucks, but as an undrafted free agent, didn’t earn a spot on the final roster.

His pro basketball career is just beginning, however. Earlier this month, Jackson told the Saginaw News he’d play with Fort Wayne in the NBA Developmental League:

If he doesn’t make the Bucks’ roster, he will play for Fort Wayne in the National Basketball Developmental League.

The whole Saginaw News story is worth checking out. Jackson, one of 14 kids, recently lost his mother, so he’s been coping with that at the same time he’s trying to get his pro basketball career started.

As a true point guard and one of the toughest players Michigan has produced in recent years, Jackson, who was a four-year starter at Notre Dame, is already missed by his old program:

“You go right to Tory Jackson leaving the building,” men’s coach Mike Brey said during Monday’s basketball media day. “Not only having the ball in his hands 38 minutes a game, the toughness factor and maybe more than anything how he helped me manage the locker room. We have to try and replace that.”

Jackson will join Arthur Hill grad Dar Tucker in the D-League next year.

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