Kentucky’s John Calipari and Orlando Antigua and UConn associate head coach Kimani Young are among those on hand in Spain watching Jackson and other prospects. “I know Kentucky and UConn love him,” said Cardinal Hayes assistant Tim Philp, who has been texting with Jackson. Jackson attends the same high school as former Kentucky star Jamal Mashburn and he recently picked up an offer from the Wildcats. He said earlier this year that Kentucky and Florida State were his “dream schools” growing up.
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He said he’s been “locked in” on Kentucky ever since Calipari saw him at the Empire Invitational a few years ago. He recently told On3.com he’s hoping to set up a visit to the SEC school “We are trying to figure out our schedule now, so we both have a good time so I can go and they can show me around campus a little bit,” he said. “So we’re working on a time and date now.” UConn has also been on Jackson for some time. Head coach Dan Hurley, Young and assistant Luke Murray saw him in January at the Hoophall Classic. Now Young in in Spain watching him. “I had a few talks with UConn, I like the program,” he told ZAGSBLOG at the Hoophall. “Their program is a winning program, it’s on the East [Coast] where I’m from. I definitely want to visit UConn.” Numerous other schools are in pursuit, including North Carolina, Oregon, Kansas and Kansas State. “I definitely want to get out to the West Coast and see Oregon,” he told On3. “I have a great relationship with the coaches recruiting me right now, so I want to get out there and talk to them and see what the campus is like, and see how everything runs.” “UNC, I want to get out there, too.” For now, Jackson is focused on trying to bring home a gold medal with his teammates. Follow Adam Zagoria on Twitter Follow ZAGSBLOGHoops on Instagram And Like ZAGS on Facebook
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