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Four-star soph Vance Jackson takes trip to UConn

By Jeff Borzello | College Basketball Writer

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- With Tyler Dorsey out for St. John Bosco (Calif.) on Saturday night, the Braves needed someone else to step up next to Daniel Hamilton on the offensive end.

Sophomore Vance Jackson had no issue being that guy, scoring 26 points and grabbing eight rebounds to help lead Bosco to a victory against St. Frances Academy (Md.).

Ranked No. 52 in the 247Sports Composite for the class of 2016, Jackson has several different ways to score. The 6-foot-7 wing has terrific range and consistency on his jumper, and creates problems for defenders due to his combination of size and shooting ability.

Immediately after the victory on Saturday, Jackson and teammate Daniel Hamilton left to drive down to Connecticut's game against Louisville. Hamilton is committed to the Huskies for next season, and they are also pursuing Jackson.

“Their tradition. Kevin Ollie,” Jackson said when asked what he likes about UConn. "I watch them play on TV as many times as I can."

Arizona State, Arizona, Washington, UCLA, Kansas, Georgetown and USC are also pursuing Jackson.

He checked out the Bruins on his birthday earlier this season.

“It was cool,” Jackson. “UCLA is close to home.”

It's early in the process, though, and Jackson has no favorites.

“I'm open to all the colleges.”

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