At just 24-years-old and coming off a summer in which he averaged nearly 50 (!) points per game in a pro-am league in Flint that featured several other professional players, Saginaw Buena Vista grad Tory Jackson has put his professional career on hold to become a high school coach at his alma mater. From Hugh Bernreuter of the Saginaw News:
“You have to come to the realization of yourself. I’m not worst player in the world. I did well last year. I can go overseas and make money. But Saginaw is where my heart is. It hurts to see the violence going on in Saginaw. I think I can help.”
That’s seriously amazing. Not many people would do what Jackson, a 4-year player at Notre Dame, just did. He would’ve easily landed a contract in a solid professional league internationally had he been so inclined. Hopefully, he’s able to make the impact on Saginaw he’s looking for.