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COMMIT: 2015 G Will Jackson to UConn

William Jackson (USA Basketball)
William Jackson (USA Basketball)

The Connecticut Huskies added a second top-50 player in the 2015 class on Monday, snaring a verbal commitment from 6′-5″ guard William “Turtle” Jackson, in news first reported by OnTheRadarHoops.com.

The Huskies previously held a verbal pledge from Sagemont School (FL) shooting guard Prince Ali. Jackson and Ali both have prodigious size for future members of the Huskies’ backcourt, which should allow coach Kevin Ollie and company to use some lengthy and versatile starting lineups in the future.

Jackson has long been among the most touted prospects in the 2015 class nationally, but was largely absent during the AAU circuit in the summer due to an injury. He’s been active for his high school squad, Athens Christian (GA), for just over a month this season, and is already racking up impressive statistics.

At his best, Jackson is a long and versatile guard that can play effectively in either guard slot. He averaged 27 points, largely against small school Georgia competition as a sophomore and primarily at point guard. At the high school level, Jackson has been a triple double waiting to happen – which should bring a variety of skills to Storrs when he hits campus for the 2015-2016 season.

About K.J. Hassenstab

K.J. Hassenstab is the publisher of the College Basketball Newcomers Guide book and Hoopniks.com. He founded Hoopniks.com in 2009, and has contributed to SlamOnline, Dime Magazine's HighSchoolHoop.com, and NBCSports.com, along with other publications in the past. Hassenstab has covered grassroots, high school and basketball recruiting for over a decade. Follow on Twitter, @Hoopniks.

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