L.A. guard commits to Rice

According to the Houston Chronicle, shooting guard Marcus Jackson (Los Angeles/Pacific Hills) verbally committed to Rice on Friday.

The 6-foot-2 Jackson chose the Owls over Air Force, Portland, Santa Clara and Utah. He will join center Andrew Drone (Junction, Ill./Gallatin County) and power forward Denzel Davis (Orlando, Fla./Lake Highland Prep) in Rice's 2013 class.