By Joe Becker
It's an important week for Blazers guard Jarrett Jack. It's finals week at Georgia Tech. That's right, Jarrett has been going to summer school at Tech and is working toward his degree. Jack says he is taking Computer Science and Business Operations. "It's crazy, a lot of the kids always ask me what are you doing here. You're in the NBA now, you don't need to be here" Jack says..."It's funny, we laugh about it, but I take it as serious as possible."
Jack left college after his Jr. season...but obviously, i'ts important to him to finish up school..."My mom wouldn't have it any other way" Jarrett says. He has been going back and forth between Portland and Atlanta this summer.
Jack is also excited about the upcoming season. Jarrett likes the changes to the Roster and has been working to stay in shape as well. With the addition of Guard Steve Blake, the Blazers are getting deeper at guard...but Jack doesn't seem worried about playing time. "The players will really weed that situation out" Jack says, "The players will definately decide who will be on the floor and come October we'll see who came to camp ready."
Jack is hoping for good marks on his finals...and hoping sometime in the future the Blazers have some finals to look forward to as well!