LAWRENCE, Kan. — Detroit native Josh Jackson of the Kansas Jayhawks announced his decision to enter the 2017 NBA Draft on Monday after one season at the program.
The 6-foot-8 guard, who is considered a top pick, earned Big 12 newcomer of the year honors after averaging 16.3 points and 7.4 rebounds. Jackson guided the Kansas Jayhawks to a 31-5 record and its 13th straight regular season Big 12 title before losing to Oregon in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament.
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According to ESPN, Jackson signed with former NBA player B.J. Armstrong of Wasserman Media Group.
“After thoroughly consulting with my family, I have decided to enter the 2017 NBA draft and pursue my dream of playing professional basketball,” Jackson said in a statement Monday.
“I am very thankful for all of the support I have received from my coaches and teammates at Kansas,” he said, “and I look forward to starting my career in the NBA.”
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