Athens Christian’s Turtle Jackson switches from UConn to UGA

Rising senior Will “Turtle” Jackson has decommitted from Connecticut and committed to Georgia, Athens Christian basketball coach Ron Link confirmed Monday.

Jackson is Georgia’s first commitment for 2015. The 6-foot-4, 175-pound point guard is ranked 34th overall and as a four-star recruit by Scout.com. He’s ranked No.21 at his position by ESPN.

“Georgia’s getting a super young man with a great family,” said Link, who noted that Jackson helped the Eagles go 13-0 against 4A, 5A and 6A schools during summer workouts.

Jackson committed to UConn in February. The Huskies won a national title in April.

In February, Jackson said he was firm in his commitment to Connecticut.

“I talked to some coaches already,” Jackson said in February. “They said they’re still going to recruit me until I sign on the dotted line.”

Jackson led Athens Christian to its third consecutive Class A Private state semifinal appearance and averaged 23.7 points, 7.7 assists and 6.7 rebounds per game, despite missing the first part of the season with a knee injury.

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