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Frank Jackson Settling In At Duke

The freshman combo guard will be a critical factor for Duke this season.

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High School Basketball: McDonald's All-American Games
Mar 30, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; McDonald's All-American West guard Frank Jackson (3) brings the ball up court during the McDonald's High School All-American Game at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock
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With no natural point guard on a loaded roster, 6-3 Frank Jackson, out of Alpine, Utah, is a big key for Duke this year. So how’s he adjusting?

So far so good, he tells Like all high school kids who play in the ACC,it’s a big leap, and certainly Durham is a major change from Utah. It must have been nearly overwhelming in summertime - Durham can be brutally hot and humid and the air is much heavier.

Still, he says he’s settled in: "Yeah, it was a big adjustment. We got here earlier in the summer, but I've adjusted well. I'm comfortable with the area. I'm comfortable with my teammates and the coaching staff as well."

Even with his roommate Javin DeLaurier, who he jokes is “crazy and dirty too” and who “smells bad.”

He has some things to say about his role at Duke and what his teammates are like.