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Men's Basketball Recruiting: 4-Star Calif. Forward Vance Jackson Picks UConn

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The talented forward from California chose the Huskies over Cal, Arizona and Memphis, among others.

UConn's 2016 class now includes four verbal commitments. Vance Jackson will be one of two California natives on the team, if Daniel Hamilton sticks around.
UConn's 2016 class now includes four verbal commitments. Vance Jackson will be one of two California natives on the team, if Daniel Hamilton sticks around.
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Another highly-touted recruit is heading to Storrs in 2016.

Vance Jackson, the No. 72 player in the Rivals150 rankings, committed to UConn Friday night. Jackson visited UConn at the end of September and visited Cal in early October. Along with the Huskies and Golden Bears, the California native also had offers from Maryland, Memphis, Washington, Arizona and San Diego St.

Jackson is the fourth member of UConn's Class of 2016, joining fellow four-star players Alterique Gilbert and Juwan Durham, as well as three-star power forward Mamadou Diarra. UConn will also have VCU transfer Terry Larrier available in 2016.

This is another big win for UConn coach Kevin Ollie, who has continued to successfully recruit top players to UConn since the demise of the Big East.

A 6-foot-7-inch small forward, Jackson is considered one of the elite scoring forwards in 2016. There are concerns about his speed and ability to defend on the perimeter, but he should still be capable of playing behind Daniel Hamilton, or moving into Hamilton's spot when UConn's star California native decides to go pro.

Jackson is preparing for his senior season at Prolific Prep in Napa, California. One of Jackson's teammates is Josh Jackson, the No. 1 player in the Class of 2016, who has offers from Arizona, Kansas, Louisville, Maryland and North Carolina State.