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DPS Office of Athletics
Henry Ford High’s progression as a basketball team has coincided with the growth of Warren Jackson as its floor leader.
With a team-leading 17.8 points a game average, Jackson, a 6-0 senior guard, is the Detroit Public School League’s Proud Strong Learner of the Week. “It feels good,” said Jackson. “It shows that hard work pays off.”
“Warren has been around my program for almost four years as a three-year starter,” Flowers said. “He’s one of those guys who has a will to win. He never wants to lose. He’s a tenacious defender and he can score with the best of them despite his size. His assists are down this year to about 2.5 a game, but that’s because we’re asking him to do more scoring for us.”
According to Flowers, Jackson is being recruited by several schools in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. As a point guard in the PSL, Jackson is getting good preparation to play at the next level.
“I’ve improved a lot in my three years as a starter,” he said. “I’m better at penetrating, handling the ball and getting everybody on my team involved. I’ve improved my defense, my shooting and being a leader. I’m more talkative.”
Jackson said his goal this season was to help Ford win the city and state championship. He’s still hopeful of making that happen.
“We’re going to be alright, but we’ve got to keep working hard in practice,” he said. “Everybody plays hard in this league, and that’s every game. If you don’t play hard, you’ll get blown out in a hurry.”