Four recruiting Jackson hardest
It’s been a good several months of development for 6-foot-8, 215-pound Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco small forward Vance Jackson. The 2016 prospect has improved his body and as a result has been better as a scorer off the dribble. Already a talented shooter, Jackson’s improved mobility has made him a tougher player to stop. “We lift weights everyday at Bosco and our strength and conditioning coach has pushed us to get us stronger,” Jackson said. “I’ve also worked on becoming a better leader, taking control of my team, learning how to communicate better with my teammates, getting stronger, working on my ball handling and all-around game.” There are four schools currently doing the best job recruiting Jackson - “Cal, UConn, Arizona and USC are recruiting me the hardest,” he said - and the four-star prospect broke down what he likes about all of them. California: “I like the coaching; it feels like home. I like coach Yanni (Hufnagel) and coach (Cuonzo) Martin. I like how they play; they’re up and down and shoot the ball a lot.” UConn: “I like Kevin Ollie, I like how they play and their system. I played with Daniel (Hamilton) and he’s playing tremendously right now.” Arizona: “I love the coaches. They tell me what to look for in their offense and I like watching them play.” USC: “I like how they play; they’re up and down and really fast. I like coach (Andy) Enfield and coach (Jason) Hart. It’s close to home.” Jackson says location won’t play a role in his decision, which he’s in no rush to make. “I’m going to take my time,” he said. “I’m probably going to commit after this AAU season. I think I’ll take visits this spring.”
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