Vance Jackson, a talented 6-foot-8 small forward from the West Coast, is transferring out of UConn after his freshman campaign. The former 4-star prospect was a Top-100 player in the 2016 class, and part of a class ranked 14th in the nation by Scout.
Earlier this spring, Jackson declared his intentions to transfer.
Jackson is the most likely option, or at least the most high profile, to fill out one of the last spots of this class. Baylor is looking to bring on a transfer player, likely to sit out the 2017-18 season, and preferably someone that can play a bigger small forward or power forward role for the Bears. Jackson checks all of those boxes with a 6-foot-8 frame.
He also brings a dangerous 3-point shot to any team, completing almost 40% of his 3-pointers last year while averaging 8.1 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game in 26.1 minutes. Jackson struggled to start the season, but came on late in the year and was named to the All-Rookie team by the AAC. He played in 32 games this year, starting 21 of them after Terry Larrier tore his ACL early in the season.
Jackson shot even better during AAC play, making 48.4% of his 3-pointers and putting up 8.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game in conference play. He is reportedly looking at Washington and Rutgers along with the Bears, but more West Coast teams are expected to get involved. Baylor is expected to get a visit from Jackson soon.
An incoming Sophomore, Jackson will have to sit out the 2017-18 season, and will have three years left of eligibility. Stay tuned to BearsIllustrated.com for more on this story and every Baylor athletics.