Missouri picked up its second front court commitment in a week with the addition of Class of 2016 three-star forward Willie Jackson on Wednesday.
The 6-foot-6 Jackson announced his decision during a news conference at Garfield Heights High School, where the forward helped the team to a semifinal appearance in Ohio’s Division I last season.
Jackson selected the Tigers over Akron, Boston College, Cleveland State, Temple and Wichita State. A strong rebounder who can play multiple positions on the floor, Jackson should be good in transition and on the defensive end for Missouri. Playing with King James in the Nike EYBL, Jackson averaged 8.9 points and 6.7 rebounds per game in 21 contests while shooting 45 percent from the field.
While Jackson will have to improve his perimeter shooting ability, he does have a high motor and should find the floor early because he makes plays.
Over the weekend, Missouri landed a commitment from three-star center Mitchell Smith, who will join Jackson to form part of the Tigers’ future front court.