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No. 1 senior prospect Josh Jackson commits to Kansas

Josh Jackson (Kelly Kline/Under Armour)
Josh Jackson (Kelly Kline/Under Armour)

The recruitment of the No. 1 player and prospect in the 2016 class according to, Josh Jackson of Prolific Prep (CA) via Michigan, is over. Jackson announced via Twitter on Monday that he is headed to Kansas to play college basketball.

Jackson’s final three programs before making his decision were Arizona, Kansas and Michigan State.

If all goes as expected, Jackson’s tenure in college will be extremely brief. A top tier wing prospect, with both offensive and defensive instincts, there’s not much holding Jackson back from developing into a prominent NBA player.

The most electrifying scorer at the high school level, Jackson typifies the old axiom of being a man amongst boys, but also continues to develop his guard skills. With a live wire body and a head-shaking combination of athleticism and skill, Jackson has shown up on large stages among highly regarded peers on multiple occasions and dominated the proceedings.

In a class deep on talent, Jackson has risen to the top of the 2016 cycle in the opinion of, and will be extremely fun to watch play a season of college basketball. It’s entirely conceivable Jackson will have an impact at Kansas similar to what Andrew Wiggins produced during his sole season in Kansas.


About K.J. Hassenstab

K.J. Hassenstab is the publisher of the College Basketball Newcomers Guide book and He founded in 2009, and has contributed to SlamOnline, Dime Magazine's, and, 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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