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Ex-player's good word helps Musselman, UA

When New Mexico combo forward Vance Jackson decided to transfer to the University of Arkansas, part of his reasoning was what a former player told him about Coach Eric Musselman.

Jackson, 6-9, 225 pounds, chose the Hogs on Wednesday after being in the transfer portal since only Monday.

"Players love his style, and I've been watching film and I love his style as well," Jackson said.

Former Nevada guard Jazz Johnson, who transferred from Portland State to play for Musselman in 2017, told Jackson he had a very good experience playing under Musselman.

"Just basically said Muss is a terrific coach and even though we were rivals, he praised me when they did scouting against us when I was playing at New Mexico," Jackson said.