Zeb Jackson Is A Ram

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Zeb Jackson, VCU


A former top-100 recruit, Zeb Jackson committed initially to head coach John Beilein at Michigan. However, he never played under Beilein at the collegiate level, and instead played sparingly under Juwan Howard. Jackson played just 120 total minutes over two years with the Wolverines before entering the transfer portal and garnering high-major interest. VCU is one of the most consistent programs outside of the high-major conferences and figures to again be in contention for an NCAA Tournament bid this season.

Jackson was seen as a tweener-guard out of high school, known more for his scoring but lacking size. The lefty is now listed at 6-5, though, and should slide nicely into the Rams’ wing rotation next season. Ace Baldwin is the heart and soul of VCU hoops right now with his tenacious defense and scoring ability, while Jayden Nunn is coming off an A10 All-Freshman season. Jackson should fit nicely alongside them in a three-guard lineup. Jackson brings perimeter shooting, ball-handling, and good length to the backcourt.

Jackson is one of two former Michigan players transferring to VCU this offseason. Frontcourt addition Brandon Johns is the other. The Rams did a nice job adding to a preexisting core that includes Baldwin, Nunn and Jamir Watkins. They will be a tremendously athletic unit that should again thrive defensively. If a change of scenery is what Jackson needed to succeed, he will add a missing dimension offensively.
 
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