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Jackson trims list to four, decision near

There's a reason Gulf Coast Community College guard David Jackson is one of the more highly sought unsigned junior college players.
"He handles the ball really well, but he shoots it too," said GCCC head coach Jim Hatfield. "It just depends on what you need. If there ever was a combo guard, it would be David."
That combination of skills has Jackson mulling over offers from four schools: Auburn, Penn State, West Virginia and St. Bonaventure.
"He's probably going to do something by Wednesday, but I'm not real sure where he'll go. He's having a hard time," Hatfield said. "He sees advantages at all places."
The Bonnies may be a question mark, having signed Tallahassee point guard Terron Diggs over the weekend, but the Tigers, Lions and Mountaineers are certainly in the close race.
Jackson shot nearly 56% from three-point range last year, 53% overall from the field and 82.8% from the line. But as his coach mentioned, he's not just a shooter. In addition to his team-leading 18.4 points per game, Jackson averaged 6.4 rebounds, a little more than two steals and had a 2-to-1 assist to turnover ratio.
"He shoots the ball really well and a lot of that is shot selection. He didn't take a bad shot, he's real patient," said Hatfield. "He's real strong and stocky. He handles the ball well and he can play either spot."
The only question now is which spot he'll play and at which school he'll play it. A decision should come within a few days.
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