Vance Jackson commits to UConn


UConn held its annual First Night on Friday, but the Huskies had another reason to celebrate. Vance Jackson, a 2016 small forward, announced he had committed to UConn for next fall.

“I would like to announce that I’m committing to the University Of Connecticut,” he tweeted.

Jackson, rated No. 72 overall by Rivals, joins a monster recruiting class for Kevin Ollie, one that includes fellow four-star prospects Alterique Gilbert and Juwan Durham, as well as three-star big man Mamadou Diarra. That incoming group also includes VCU transfer Terry Larrier, who is sitting out the 2015-16 season.