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Vance Jackson

Height

6-9

Weight

230 lbs.

Class

RS-Jr.

Hometown

Pasadena, Calif.

Previous School

UCONN

REDSHIRT-JUNIOR (2019-20): Started all 28 games in which he played … Averaged 11.1 points per game (fourth on the team) to go along with 5.3 rebounds per game (second on the team) … Also registered 1.3 assists and 1.0 steals per game in 27.1 minutes per game … Shot 41.4 percent from the field, 34.2 percent from 3-point range and 71.4 percent from the free throw line … Scored in double figures in 14 games including the last six straight … Posted three double-doubles including a season-best 29-point, 13-rebound showing against Fresno State on Jan. 7.

REDSHIRT-SOPHOMORE (2018-19): Named to the 2019 Mountain West All-Tournament team after averaging 25.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 3.0 steals per game in 25.5 minutes in the 2019 Mountain West Tournament… Was the first player in Mountain West history to earn a spot on the All-Tournament team without advancing past the quarterfinals… Saw action in all 32 games for the Lobos including 16 starts… Accumulated 23 double-digit scoring performances including a season-high 30 points vs Fresno State on Feb. 16… His 30-point game marked the first for a Lobo since 2017… Collected five double-doubles on the season… Finished second on the squad averaging 13.1 ppg and 7.0 rpg… Shot 40.5 percent from the floor and 33.1 percent from 3-point range… Named Preseason MW Newcomer of the Year.

SOPHOMORE (2017-18): Sat out due to NCAA transfer rules.

FRESHMAN (2016-17 at UCONN): Made 21 starts in 32 appearances… Averaged 8.1 points per game as a freshman… In his 26.1 minutes per game, he shot 40.9 percent from the field, 39.7 percent from the three and 67.6 percent from the free throw line… Also grabbed 3.8 rebounds per game… Was named AAC Rookie of the Week on two occasions (Jan. 16 and Jan. 23)… Reached double figures in 13 games and led the team in scoring twice on the year… Led the Huskies in steals five times, blocks once and assists three times… Named to the American Athletic Conference All-Rookie Team… Led the conference in 3-point shooting percentage in league play, firing at 48.4 percent… Netted 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting in win vs. Houston in the AAC quarterfinals… Nearly matched career-high with 16 points vs. Houston on Feb. 22… Scored 17 points on 5-of-12 shooting with six rebounds vs. SMU on Jan. 19… Recorded sixth game in double-figures vs. UCF on Jan. 5 with 11 points.

HIGH SCHOOL/AAU: Versatile performer known as a deadly long-range shooter with guard skills in a big man’s body… Consensus Top 60 recruit… Competed for Prolific Prep (Napa, Calif.) as a senior under Coach Billy McKnight… Averaged 21.7 points, 6.8 rebounds to help Prolific Prep post a 25-7 record and reach the semifinals of the Grind Session National Championships in Lawrence, Kan… Attended St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.) the previous two years, averaging 19.4 points, 7.1 rebounds as a junior and as a sophomore helped his squad capture the Division II State Championship… Began his high school career at La Salle HS in Pasadena… Played AAU ball for Dream Vision, averaging 16.0 points per game and shooting 55.4 percent from 3-point range during the Adidas Summer Championships.

PERSONAL: Born Aug. 20… Son of Desiree Temple and Vance Jackson, Sr… Has a younger sister, Aluara Jackson… Named an Academic Leader at St. John Bosco as sophomore and junior.