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Top prospect Josh Jackson shaped by his mother

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Josh Jackson: NBA potential and intrigue

ESPN recruiting reporter Jeff Borzello joins Phil Murphy to explain why No. 3 overall rising senior Josh Jackson might be the nation's most interesting prospect and which schools are in the running for the small forward.

ARDSLEY, N.Y. -- This is a familiar story for highly touted teenage prospects.

Josh Jackson began playing in elementary school, was able to get a school club started in the third grade because of his interest in the sport and has to fend off challenges every few weeks from people who think they’re better than him.

In Jackson’s case, though, it’s a little bit different.

We’re talking about ... chess?