Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Jackson & Wyatt Carry on Toledo Legacy

Zeb Jackson Jr & Keetan "Keewee" Wyatt
The city of Toledo, Ohio has a rich history of turning out elite basketball prospects.  Most recently, Ohio State’s Marc Loving is carrying the torch for the northwest Ohio city, but greats like Jimmy Jackson, Dennis Hopson, Steve Mix, Kelvin Ramsey and Brain Roberts also come to mind.  Although it’s way too early to mention them among the Toledo greats, Zeb Jackson Jr. (5’7/SG) and Keetan “Keewee” Wyatt (5’4/PG) are both attempting to follow in the footsteps of Toledo’s elite.

Both Jackson and Wyatt play in the backcourt for their respective squads, and are not only among the best in the Buckeye State, but both are ranked nationally in the class of 2020. Jackson is the most highly ranked of the two (around 46th), while Wyatt is consistently among the top 100 (around 80th). Jackson and Wyatt both possess elite ball handling skills and excel at beating their defenders off the dribble and getting into the paint.  Jackson is a bit bigger and stronger at this point and is better able to finish with contact, while Wyatt must be a little craftier and more willing to dish the rock to a teammate when the help-side arrives.  Both are great playmakers and are fun to watch. 

Although Jackson and Wyatt are battling out in the rankings, they remain good friends and often work out together.  That doesn't mean they don't compete against each other on the court, as evidenced by their head-to-head battle 2 years ago at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase (see video). In fact, earlier in their career, Jackson and Wyatt shared the same backcourt with Team Toledo, but in 2014, Jackson ran with the King James Shooting Stars, while Wyatt took his talents on the road and suited up for the Banneker Kings in the ultra-competitive NYBL. In terms of the 2015 AAU season, it’s unclear where Jackson and Wyatt will end up, however, during the upcoming school season, Jackson will attend Maumee Valley Middle School and Wyatt will go to Jones Leadership Academy.  

Both guys were last seen putting in work at the Tier 1 Middle School Showcase in September, where they played their way into the all-star game.  Jackson had a monster day and was clearly one of the top 5 players at the event, while Wyatt’s body of work was more the respectable. We’ve had the opportunity to watch both of these players a numerous occasions, as they have been participating in Buckeye Prep Elite Showcases since the 3rd grade.  With continued growth and development, both Jackson and Wyatt project as college prospects.  Get ready Toledo; you have 2 more stars in the making!


  1. Thanks for the love Mr. Taylor. Both of these young men work extremely hard and have always been like brothers to each other even when they weren't playing together. Get ready to see them partnered back up in a backcourt coming soon!


  2. Okay there okay but if you want real talent go to columbus they got better ball players then any city in the state that's who need to start writing about