Over the course of last year’s grassroots season, Jack Stanton has some of the top performances of the spring and summer while playing with Breakaway Basketball. He had a stellar performance at the NY2LA Summer Jam in July leading Breakaway to the 16U title with 25 points in the semifinal game and 31 points in the championship game. 

His breakout play has continued into his junior season at Downers Grove North High School (IL). The high academic 6’2” point guard is currently averaging 16 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists per game to have them out a 13-1 record. 

With his play, plenty of division one programs have started recruiting Stanton. Some of the schools showing the most interest include Belmont, Columbia, Dartmouth, Furman, Southeast Missouri State, and Southern Illinois. So far, he has visited a pair of these programs in Furman and Southern Illinois. “Both visits were amazing. I really enjoyed both of the schools. Furman’s staff was great, and the team culture was unbelievable. SIU also has a great culture and a lot of support from the area around them and I also enjoyed the staff. Facilities were very nice at both places and are improving as well,” Stanton said about his visits during the fall. 

While he has no other visits scheduled, he is looking forward to taking more during the spring and summer. As one of the top 2024-point guards in Illinois, look for more programs to start recruiting him and offers to follow.