Editor's note: The above video is from an exclusive 1-on-1 with Josh Jackson on Feb. 26, 2016.
Kansas may have found their star for the 2016-17 season, as the No. 1 player in the Class of 2016, according to Rivals, has committed to play for the Jayhawks.
Josh Jackson, a 6-foot-8 wing originally from Michigan that is currently playing for Prolific Prep in California, announced on Monday that he will spend his one-and-done season in Lawrence.
Jackson picked Kansas over Arizona and Michigan State and, as one of the best shooting guard prospects in recent memory, is a perfect fit for a Kansas team that just lost Wayne Selden and Brannen Greene to the professional ranks. He’s a tough, athletic wing who will provide immediate help defensively and on the glass, and he’s as competitive as anyone.
He’s excellent in transition and has the explosiveness and body control to make things happen when he attacks the rim in a half court set. As he becomes a more consistent perimeter shooter he’ll only become a more dangerous player.
His addition to the Jayhawks should give them arguably the nation’s best perimeter defense, as he’ll join Devonte’ Graham and Frank Mason on a team that will be a nightmare for opposing guards to deal with. With this piece, the Jayhawks move to No. 3 in the NBCSports.com preseason top 25.
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