Justin Jackson (basketball, born 1995)

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Justin Jackson
Justin Jackson UNC.jpg
Jackson warming up at UNC
No. 25 – Sacramento Kings
Position Small forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1995-03-28) March 28, 1995 (age 23)
Houston, Texas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Homeschool Christian Youth
(Houston, Texas)
College North Carolina (2014–2017)
NBA draft 2017 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15th overall
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Playing career 2017–present
Career history
2017–present Sacramento Kings
2017–2018Reno Bighorns
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Justin Aaron Jackson (born March 28, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Jackson played basketball in the Homeschool Christian Youth Association (HCYA), Jackson committed to play college basketball with the North Carolina Tar Heels after being rated as the 8th best player of his class by ESPN Recruiting Nation. The small forward took part in the 2014 McDonald's All-American Boys Game, and was named Co-MVP along with Jahlil Okafor.

High school career[edit]

Jackson played basketball for Homeschool Christian Youth Association (HCYA), a nonprofit Christian service organization created to serve home school families and students in Houston and the surrounding area.[1] He led the Warriors to a national championship in the 2012 season, a massive factor in winning the Sullivan Award. He continued to shine in his final year, averaging 31.5 points and 9.1 rebounds in his successful last season.[2] Jackson became known as one of the most potent high school athletes in the nation which promptly triggered a highly publicized recruitment. He was given offers by Baylor, Georgetown, Maryland, North Carolina State, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas A&M, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Washington. Jackson was rated a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, ESPN, and 247Sports.com. Eventually, the small forward signed with North Carolina. He was marked as one of the top players in the Class of 2014.[3][4][5]

Following his years with HCYA, Jackson was named to the 2014 McDonald's All-American Boys Game on January 29, 2014. After scoring the first few points of the game, the North Carolina recruit was named co-MVP with Jahlil Okafor. Jackson ended with 23 points off 11-of-12 shooting, making him the game's top scorer. He also won the Jack Daly Award for sportsmanship.[6]

College career[edit]

In his three-year college career, Justin Jackson won ACC Player of the Year, was selected as First-team All ACC, and was named a consensus first-team All-American in 2017.

Jackson scored sixteen points and picked up four rebounds in the Tar Heels 6th championship title in the 2017 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament.

On April 13, 2017, Jackson declared for the 2017 NBA draft.[7]

Professional career[edit]

On June 22, 2017, Jackson was drafted with the 15th pick by the Portland Trail Blazers and was traded on draft day to the Sacramento Kings.

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 Sacramento 68 41 22.1 .442 .308 .722 2.8 1.1 .4 .2 6.7
Career 68 41 22.1 .442 .308 .722 2.8 1.1 .4 .2 6.7

NBA G League[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 Reno 6 6 34.1 .426 .357 1.000 6.2 2.2 1.3 .2 17.8
Career 6 6 34.1 .426 .357 1.000 6.2 2.2 1.3 .2 17.8

College[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014–15 North Carolina 38 37 26.7 .477 .304 .710 3.7 2.3 .5 .5 10.7
2015–16 North Carolina 40 38 28.4 .472 .298 .667 3.9 2.8 .6 .4 12.7
2016–17 North Carolina 40 39 32.0 .443 .370 .748 4.7 2.8 .8 .2 18.3
Career 118 114 29.1 .460 .340 .712 4.1 2.6 .6 .4 14.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The life of Justin Jackson". USA Today. December 10, 2013. Retrieved April 19, 2017.
  2. ^ "Justin Jackson Bio". GoHeels.com. Retrieved 16 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Justin Jackson". Yahoo.com. Retrieved 16 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Justin Jackson". ESPN.com. Retrieved 16 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Justin Jackson". 247Sports.com. Retrieved 16 July 2014.
  6. ^ Johnson, Chris. "2014 McDonald's All-American game: Okafor, Jackson take home MVP honors". SI.com. Retrieved 16 July 2014.
  7. ^ Goodman, Jeff. "Justin Jackson leaves UNC after junior season to enter NBA draft". ESPN. ESPN Insider. Retrieved 13 April 2017.

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