Top High School Basketball Recruit Josh Jackson Announces Kansas Commitment
Josh Jackson, the nation’s top uncommitted senior, has committed to the University of Kansas. Jackson made the announcement on Twitter. Jackson, a 6-foot-7 small forward, is No. 3 in the ESPN 100 but was the only top-10 prospect still uncommitted entering the late signing period. He took official visits to three schools: Kansas, Michigan State and Arizona. Michigan State was hoping to convince Jackson, a Michigan native, to come back home for college, while Arizona was banking on Jackson’s relationship with coach Sean Miller from USA Basketball. Kansas, meanwhile, impressed Jackson on his visit to Allen Fieldhouse.
Jackson won three gold medals with USA Basketball, including one in last summer’s FIBA U19 World Championship. On a team comprised mostly of college players, Jackson started all seven games and averaged 12.1 points and 7.0 rebounds while also shooting 50 percent from 3-point range. Jackson joins a Kansas recruiting class that already includes five-star center Udoka Azubuike and four-star power forward Mitch Lightfoot. The Jayhawks now have the No. 6 recruiting class in 2016.