Mitch Lightfoot on Josh Jackson joining him at Kansas: 'Next year is gonna be awesome'

Mitch Lightfoot on Josh Jackson joining him at Kansas: 'Next year is gonna be awesome'

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Mitch Lightfoot on Josh Jackson joining him at Kansas: 'Next year is gonna be awesome'

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Gilbert Christian's Mitch Lightfoot gets a slam dunk against Arcadia in their Division II championship game. (Photo: David Kadlubowski, Arizona Republic)

Gilbert Christian’s Mitch Lightfoot gets a slam dunk against Arcadia in their Division II championship game. (Photo: David Kadlubowski, Arizona Republic)

Gilbert Christian (Ariz.) senior forward Mitch Lightfoot was excited to hear Monday that 6-foot-7 swingman Josh Jackson committed to Kansas.

Lightfoot, 6-9, who was the Gatorade Arizona Basketball Player of the Year, will team up with the No.1 player in the country next season at Kansas. Lightfoot signed with the Jayhawks in November.

Jackson, who played at Napa (Calif.) Prolific Prep, is rated as the nation’s No.1 prospect in the 2016 class by Rivals.com. He can sign his letter of intent on Wednesday, the start of the month-long spring signing period.

“I’m super excited,” Lightfoot texted. “He’s a beast. Next year is gonna be awesome.”

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Jackson, who averaged 27 points, 13 rebounds and six assists, had Arizona and Michigan State among his final choices.

Lightfoot averaged 22.6 points and 11.9 rebounds as a power forward, will play in the BallIsLife All American game on April 30 at Long Beach City College.

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