Straight-A scholar, Jackson Shelstad, is a top fifth-grade basketball player from Athey Creek in West Linn, Oregon. He’s a special talent since almost everyone falls in love with his game. He’s even adored by his AAU coach who has him as starting guard on the 6th grade Fast team, which is ranked No.19 in country.
He goes 110% in practices and games, and plays under control on both sides of the ball. You might describe his game as “smooth”. However, he’s super scary in transition, putting weary defenders on roller skates.
Shelstad is very quick and plays lock down defense. He’s deadly from the perimeter and quick to get to the rack if he wants to. He has good court vision and passes the ball extremely well. Shelstad’s biggest weakness is rebounding but he’s leaned it’s done to gain possession for the fast break.
Shelstad was MVP of the EBC camp in Washington. He was also top 10 player at the John Lucas Camp in Las Vegas. And when not playing basketball he excels in football as a quarterback and safety.
Shelstad keeps his game sharp with lessons from his trainer, Terry Pritchard of Fast Basketball. “Terry is in my opinion the best coach and trainer around,” said Mr. Shelstad, who is confident and laid back.
Why does young Shelstad refuse to give up pursuing hoop?
His future goal is to become the best student-athlete possible. With good luck and perseverance, Shelstad might get a scholarship to compete for the D1 Oregon Ducks.
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