MEMPHIS - If there is a leader for his services, White Station High School senior guard Joe Jackson wasn't ready to announce it Tuesday.
However, the highly regarded point guard prospect said he has narrowed his college decision to three schools.
"Memphis, Kansas and Tennessee," the 5-11, 160-pound Jackson said.
"I just sat down (Monday) and thought by myself, personally, what I really wanted to do and what school I really liked.
"I just put everything to the side and thought about where I really wanted to go and what three schools I could truly see myself playing for."
Jackson declined to discuss Tuesday whether he would make official visits to the three schools, although a Rivals.com report released Monday stated otherwise, saying Jackson planned to make official visits to Kansas and Tennessee.
"I don't know," Jackson said Tuesday when asked about potential visits.
Jackson, whom Rivals.com ranks the nation's No. 18 overall prospect in the class of 2010 and the No. 5 point guard prospect, had also drawn interest from Arkansas, Duke, Kentucky, Marquette, Ohio State and Stanford.
His AAU coach, Eric "Cowboy" Robinson, told Rivals.com writer Adam Zagoria on Monday night that "Memphis is the front-runner" for Jackson's services.
However, Robinson said Tuesday he was "shocked" by Jackson's decision to cut his college list to three schools.
"He shocked me," Robinson said. "I guess he's getting older. I guess he knows where he wants to go.
"If he knows, he might as well get it over with, but I haven't talked to him (about the cut to three schools)."
The Commercial Appeal's 2008-09 Pepsi Best of the Preps player of the year, Jackson averaged an area-best 26.2 points per game as a junior last season to lead White Station to its fifth Class AAA state title this decade.
Later this month, he will travel to New York's famed Rucker Park, where he and 23 other of the nation's top high school basketball talents will participate in the fourth annual Boost Mobile Elite 24.
The Aug. 21 event will be televised on tape delay at 6 p.m. Aug. 22 on ESPNU, and will also include University of Memphis commitment Will Barton, a highly rated 6-6 shooting guard.
"I'm looking forward to going up to (Rucker) Park and playing. It's like the top park in the world to showcase your street-ball ability," Jackson said. "I want to go up there and show I can play on the street, too."
Staff reporter Dan Wolken contributed to this story.