Jackson Cronin comes to Nebraska from the great state of New York. The 6’2” freshman has hauled his talents half way across the country to play for Fred Hoiberg and his crew. A telling sign that someone will come that far (technically 1,373 miles) to walk on to an up and coming program like Nebraska. It’s not as if the Northeast quadrant of our country does not have a bounty of fairly good basketball schools to attend.
New York, a fine land. One that has brought us such great Huskers such as....well former coach Danny Nee is the only one that comes to mind right now but I am sure there are others that have made their way from the Empire State.
Mr. Cronin technically hails from Great Neck which is on Long Island. Home of the United States Merchant Marine Academy which was established in 1943. A fine institution that has given our great country many serviceable merchant marines. I won’t go any deeper on the merchant marine or this article will never be finished.
As mentioned above Jackson is a walk-on and an accomplished walk on none the less. He only played 8 games his senior year at Great Neck North High School in Great Neck, NY due to COVID-19 but put up 21.3 points, 8 rebounds, and 6.1 assists per game for the Blazers. There he earned all county honors and played in the Maccabi Pan American Games for the U16 USA Team in 2019. His father Steve played college basketball at Tufts.
Hopefully we will see Jackson earn some playing time this season that just might turn into a scholarship offer. The Huskers need strong guards to compete in the Big Ten and hopefully he will fit the bill. Until that time comes, welcome to Nebraska Jackson and enjoy the Runzas.