Notre Dame's Demetrius Jackson invited to SC30 Select Camp

IRISH STEW

Tom Noie
South Bend Tribune

An important summer for Notre Dame guard Demetrius Jackson got a little busier this week for the junior-to-be.

Jackson, who steps into the main ball-handling duties and will have a key leadership role on an Irish team that went 32-6 last season, was invited this week to work as a counselor at the SC30 Select Camp, run by UnderArmour Basketball and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry.

Jackson received a video invitation from Curry to the camp, which last season ran four days in the Bay Area from late June to early July.

“What’s up Demetrius?” Curry said at the start of the 30-second video invite. “You and the Fighting Irish definitely had a great year this season. Congratulations on all your success. The offseason’s all about getting better and we definitely have a chance to do that together at the SC30 Select Camp out in California in June.”

Jackson was one of four college guards invited to work the camp, which will tutor 20 of the nation’s top high school guards. Also included were Northwestern’s Bryant McIntosh, Melo Trimble of Maryland and Seton Hall’s Isaiah Whitehead.

Maryland, Northwestern, Notre Dame and Seton Hall all have athletic apparel contracts with UnderArmour, as does Curry, who was named this week the NBA’s most valuable player.

Jackson started all 38 games as a sophomore while averaging 12.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 34.7 minutes, all career highs.

Summer school starts June 15 for Jackson, his returning Irish teammates and incoming freshmen Elijah Burns, Rex Pflueger and Matt Ryan.

Notre Dame junior guard Demetrius jackson is in line to have a really big season for myriad reasons.AP File Photo/TONY DEJAK