By Lance Tominaga, ESPN Honolulu Web Editor.
The University of Hawaii men’s basketball team has added a talented point guard to their roster. Justus Jackson, a 6’1” point guard out of Surprise, Arizona, has signed on to play for the Rainbow Warriors. According to UH Athletics, Jackson can play immediately and will have four seasons of eligibility.
“We’re thrilled to add Justus to our program,” UH head coach Eran Ganot said in a press statement. “He’s a playmaking guard and proven scorer who can really run a team. He comes from a winning pedigree, a great family and will be a great fit in our island community. To add a player of Justus’ caliber mid-season is a huge boost for us.”
Jackson most recently played for DME Academy in Melbourne, Florida, the same prep school that current Rainbow Warrior player Junior Madut attended. Previously, as a senior at Eduprize Prep in Gilbert, Arizona, he put up 19.6 points and 2.9 assists per game.
Jackson’s father, Chris, is a former NFL receiver and currently an assistant coach with the Chicago Bears.
Hawaii hosts Vanderbilt tonight in the first round of the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic. ESPN Honolulu (92.7 FM/1420 AM) will provide full coverage starting with the Rivals Pregame Show at 6:00 p.m. Tip off is set for 7:00.