Jackson going through the process

Vance Jackson is one of the top players in 2016. Read on to see what his father has to say about his recruitment and more.

Many renowned high school basketball prospects would shudder at the idea of transferring to a school with some incredibly talented yet ball-dominant perimeter players, but that is exactly what Vance Jackson Jr. did when he transferred to Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco

"Once of the reasons Vance went to Bosco was so that he could learn to really play off the ball," said Jackson's father, Vance Jackson Sr. "You've got some really talented scorers here, guys who are going to play at big-time schools and they have the ball in their hands a lot.

"That has made Vance have to move without the ball and find different ways to get his points and that's why we sent him there."

Nonetheless, college coaches are well aware of the 2016 6-foot-7, 200-pound forward's potential.

"Our list hasn't changed at all except for the fact that Stanford is recruiting him," Jackson Sr. said. "He is getting recruited by a lot of the West Coast along with some other schools around the country. We don't have any visits set up, but we'll probably see some places in the future."

The Jacksons will go into those visits with a specific idea of they want in a school.

"The most important thing is I'm sending my kid off and I want him to go to a place with a coach who I respect and will look after him," Jackson Sr. said.

"We also want him to go to a place that will utilize his ability to shoot, but also realizes that he has a lot to offer a team. We obviously need to feel good about where he fits in at different places."

With that in mind, there seems to be plenty of time before a college decision is made.

"Yeah, we're not really thinking about that at all," Jackson Sr. said. "Right now we're just trying to develop him into the best player possible and he's a talented enough kid that if he keeps it up he will have some solid options."


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