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Jackson to Kansas

The Kansas Jayhawks are on the board in 2004. Darnell Jackson of Midwest City picked Kansas on Friday night. <img src="http://media.theinsiders.com/media/site_logo/premium.gif">

It matters little that Darnell Jackson has only played basketball since the 9th grade. He's got good enough for Kansas in a short time span.

On Friday, upon returning home from the Nike All-American Camp, Jackson picked up the phone and gave the Jayhawks the good word.

"This is like a fairly tale," Shawn Jackson, Darnell's mother said. "Darnell loved Kansas but I didn't think Roy Williams was going to offer him. We love Bill Self. When he went to Kansas, I told him to please leave his options open."

Jackson's options were plentiful. They included Oklahoma, Arizona, Purdue, Illinois and New Mexico.

"Kansas is the school that he truly, truly wanted."

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