That sounds familiar (Obie)Aaron Jackson has always wanted to improve the players around him. He's unselfish and a facilitator on offense. His strengths include attacking the basket and finding the open man or making the pass before the pass that leads to a score. He's a true point guard in every sense of the phrase.
So when the Indiana Pacers asked him to play shooting guard during last summer's Orlando Pro Summer League, it's easy to see why Jackson wasn't able to make the first impression he had hoped for.
Indiana wanted A.J. Price running the point so they put Jackson alongside him the backcourt. While Jackson played well, he didn't get the chance to wow teams with his normal point guard duties. "They said that they wanted the five best players on the court but I feel like if I have a chance to play the one [in the Summer League], I'm in the NBA," Jackson told HOOPSWORLD
"If you sign me, you're going to get a player that's going to work and give you one hundred percent each and every day," he says. "You're going to get a player who is committed to improving the team as a whole. I put in the work each day and I want to become the best player I can be. I feel like I have all of the tools to play in the NBA and if I get that shot, if you give me that shot, I won't let you down."