Jackson reportedly declaring for NBA Draft, will not hire an agent


North Carolina sophomore Justin Jackson is declaring for the NBA Draft, according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN. The small forward has not yet hired an agent, meaning he still has the option to return to school should he withdraw his name from the draft by the May 25 deadline.

Jackson started 38 of the Tar Heels’ 40 games this season, averaging 12.2 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. He shot 29.2 percent from three-point range during the season as a whole but hit on 47.3 percent of his long-range attempts in the NCAA tournament.

The 6-8 wing is not listed in DraftExpress.com’s most recent mock draft, but the service does project him to go No. 26 overall in its 2017 NBA mock draft.