Tigers' Austin Jackson Makes Dunking Look Easy

via tnutts48 on Instagram
Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistJanuary 22, 2014

Detroit Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson has made a name for himself playing baseball, but it looks like he could have been a strong basketball player as well.

Teammate Torii Hunter posted a video on Instagram of Jackson effortlessly dunking, which showed just how high Jackson can jump.

Jackson originally committed to play both baseball and basketball—as a point guard—at Georgia Tech, but the New York Yankees persuaded him to play baseball after taking him in the eighth round of the 2005 MLB draft.


Hat tip to ThePostGame for the find.

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices