North Carolina freshman guard Justin Jackson announced on Wednesday evening that he will return to school for his sophomore season. Jackson shared the news on his personal Twitter account.
During a year in which he collected All-ACC Freshman Team honors, Jackson averaged 10.7 points per game on 47.7 percent shooting. The Tomball, Texas, native saved his best basketball for the postseason, averaging 13 points per game in the ACC tournament and 15 points per game in the NCAA tournament.
Struggling at times with confidence and consistency, Jackson hit 28 three-pointers this season, good for second on the team behind Marcus Paige’s 94.
Jackson is projected by DraftExpress.com to be taken with the No. 19 overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft.