UNLV picked up a verbal commitment from one of the top basketball prospects from the Class of 2016 on Monday when Findlay Prep forward Justin Jackson announced on Twitter that he had picked the Runnin’ Rebels.
The versatile 6-foot-8, 220-pounder, who can handle the ball like a guard but is also big and strong enough to power inside, is ranked the 26th best player for 2016 by ESPN.com. He picked UNLV over offers from Arizona, Baylor, Florida, Pitt, Illinois, Indiana and Louisville.
— SwishGang ⚡️ (@J5T4L_) September 30, 2014
Jackson averaged 10 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals as a sophomore at Findlay Prep, only the third player in program history to accomplish that feat.
A native of Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, Jackson was a standout in June at he NBA Top 100 Camp in Charlottesville, Va. He also averaged 11.2 points and six rebounds while playing as a 15-year-old on the Canadian under-17 national team and scored 17 points in a game against the USA U17’s.
Check out some VIDEO highlights of Jackson in action below:
— Andy Johnson (@CoachAJohnson) September 29, 2014