Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Vance Jackson, a 6-foot-8 combo forward from Prolific Prep (CA), visited UConn this weekend and enjoyed his time there.
“I love the whole school, the facilities, the coaching staff and the team,” Jackson told SNY.tv.
Jackson is especially close with UConn sophomore guard Daniel Hamilton, with whom he played at St. John Bosco.
“We are like brothers,” he said. “I’ve been playing with him since the eighth grade.”
The No. 10 small forward in the Class of 2016 according to 247Sports.com, Jackson figures to be a force in college.
“I will lift my teammates over the hump and carry them,” he said. “I will bring all I have offensively and defensively and also raise my teammates’ game with me.”
Next up is an official to Cal on Thursday. Jackson said he is also considering Arizona and USC.
Jackson says he has no timetable on a decision.
“Not yet,” he said.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.