Oregon Basketball Recruiting: Ducks Lose 4-Star Recruit Justin Jackson To Maryland


Four-Star Small Forward Justin Jackson has made his College Decision and after visiting earlier this month, the Oregon Ducks were not his choice.

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Jackson visited Eugene on May 13th, and decommited from UNLV just 13 days later according to 247Sports. On Thursday, he commited to play for the Maryland Terrapins.

Justinn Jackson is considered the third best Small Forward out of Ontario, Canada and the 12th best by position according to 247Sports. With the return of both now Sophomore Tyler Dorsey and Junior Dillon Brooks, Oregon is set in the front court and should have some key chemistry for 2016.

If Jackson were on board with Oregon, he may have found himself as an off the bench player over the next few seasons, a place that no talented recruit should be. The move to Maryland gives the Terrapins a Top 10 Recruiting Class. The move puts them at number nine on the 247 Sports Composite list.

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The Oregon Ducks are in the Top 20 with Peyton Pritchard, M.J. Cage and Keith Smith, all 4-star recruits that have signed letters of intent to play for Oregon in 2016. The Ducks return four of the top five scorers on the team from last season and are considered a serious Pac-12 and National Title contender entering the year.