Scottie Bordelon is a reporter for WholeHogSports.com. A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Bordelon previously covered high school sports for the Times Record in Fort Smith and the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Springdale. He is a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and Football Writers Association of America and voter for the Biletnikoff Award.
Vance Jackson commits to ECU
Arkansas' Vance Jackson (2) is guarded by Mississippi Valley State's Ronald Williams (13) during a game Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE — Former Arkansas forward Vance Jackson announced his transfer destination early Monday morning.
Jackson, who signed with the Razorbacks last spring and played in 26 games during the 2020-21 season, has committed to East Carolina, according to a post to his Instagram story. On May 18, he stated his intent to transfer from Arkansas and take advantage of the extra year of eligibility provided by the NCAA because of covid-19.
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A Pasadena, Calif., native, Jackson began his college career at UConn before transferring to New Mexico, where he played two seasons. He earned a start in three games at Arkansas and averaged 11.6 minutes, down from 27.5 with the Lobos.
Jackson did not play in five of the Razorbacks' six postseason games and did not play more than nine minutes in any game the final two months of the season.
Jackson, who averaged 3.8 points and 2 rebounds per game, scored in double figures four times last season, including 15 points in wins over Mississippi Valley State in the season opener and Georgia on Jan. 9.
He added 14 points and 9 rebounds in a loss at Tennessee. For the season, Jackson shot 35.4% from three-point range on 65 attempts.
East Carolina finished the 2020-21 season at 8-11 overall and 2-10 in American Athletic Conference play. The Pirates have not had a winning season since 2012-13.
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