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5-star recruit Josh Jackson trims list to 9 schools

One of the best wing prospects in the country has now narrowed his options to nine programs.

Josh Jackson, one of the most promising 2016 prospects in the nation, has narrowed his list of schools to nine, reports Evan Daniels of Scouthoops.com. Jackson will choose between Arizona, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan State, North Carolina, North Carolina State and UCLA.

Jackson is an explosive athlete who won the world championship with the U.S. U17 team in the summer of 2014. He decided not to reclassify and is considered one of the best players to enter the 2016 recruiting pool. The 6'7 small forward is a man among boys at the high school level, bullying his way to the paint where he can convert on acrobatic finishes. He still needs to prove he can hit outside shots consistently but his driving game is already developed and he will have another year to improve his mechanics at the high school level.

It's not a surprise some of the more powerful and traditional programs are interested in him, as he has the physical maturity and skill level to be special.