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UConn adds a fourth for ’16, Vance Jackson

Vance Jackson (Reebok)
Vance Jackson (Reebok)

The Connecticut Huskies made a significant addition on Friday night, as they garnered a commitment from 6′-7″ wing forward Vance Jackson of Prolific Prep (CA). Jackson picked UConn over a program local to his high school, California.

Jackson is one of the best wing forwards on the west coast, and could actually join a former high school teammate in Daniel Hamilton when arrives to campus in Storrs. Like Hamilton, scoring is Jackson’s forte as he utilizes his size and strong shooting ability.

With the addition of Jackson, UConn now has three top-50 caliber players in the fray for the 2016 recruiting cycle. Jackson joins standout point guard Alterique Gilbert and currently injured post player Juwan Durham, along with paint protector Mamadou Diarra in what continues a trend of outstanding recruit by head coach Kevin Ollie after taking over at UConn.

UConn Scholarship Grid

Point GuardsJalen Adams (So)Jalen Adams (Jr)Jalen Adams (Sr)Alterique Gilbert (Sr)
Alterique Gilbert (Fr)Alterique Gilbert (So)Alterique Gilbert (Jr)Makai Ashton-Langford (Jr)
Makai Ashton-Langford (Fr)Makai Ashton-Langford (So)
WingsRodney Purvis (Sr)Terry Larrier (Jr)Terry Larrier (Sr)Vance Jackson (Sr)
Terry Larrier (So)Vance Jackson (So)Vance Jackson (Jr)Christian Vital (Sr)
Vance Jackson (Fr)Christian Vital (So)Christian Vital (Jr)
Christian Vital (Fr)
PostsKentan Facey (Sr)Steve Enoch (Jr)Steve Enoch (Sr)Mamadou Diarra (Sr)
Amida Brimah (Sr)Mamadou Diarra (So)Mamadou Diarra (Jr)Juwan Durham (Sr)
Steve Enoch (So)Juwan Durham (So)Juwan Durham (Jr)Josh Carlton (Jr)
Mamadou Diarra (Fr)Josh Carlton (Fr)Josh Carlton (So)Tyler Polley (Jr)
Juwan Durham (Fr)Tyler Polley (Fr)Tyler Polley (So)

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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