One man’s loss is another man’s treasure.
Former UNLV-commit, Justin Jackson, has decided to play for the Maryland Terrapins next season. His commitment came shortly after Melo Trimble decided to return for his junior season, making Coach Turgeon one happy camper.
“Justin has played at the highest level of high school and grassroots basketball and is prepared to make an immediate contribution to our program…He comes from a great family and we’ve enjoyed getting to know them. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Justin and his family to the Maryland basketball program.”
Jackson joins Kevin Huerter, Anthony Cowan, and Micah Thomas as a part of Maryland’s 2016 recruiting class–one good enough for 9th best according to 247Sports.
Jackson hails from Ontario, Canada, and brings with him a versatile skillset that will excite fans. He sports a 7′ 3″ wingspan, which is quite fascinating, especially being that he is only 6′ 7″. That alone will give him the ability to defend multiple positions even as a freshman.
Turgeon can also use him in multiple ways on offense. One of Jackson’s best attributes is his passing ability, which is something the Terps could use next season. Some have suggested that he can be apart of a small-ball approach when applicable.
Maryland fans can expect a low profile, winning player that will fit in well.