|No. 44 – Oklahoma City Thunder|
|Born||March 28, 1995|
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|High school||Homeschool Christian Youth|
|College||North Carolina (2014–2017)|
|NBA draft||2017 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15th overall|
|Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers|
|2020–present||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|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 Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the North Carolina Tar Heels. Jackson played basketball in the Homeschool Christian Youth Association (HCYA), he 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
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. 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. 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.
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.
In his three-year college career, 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.
Sacramento Kings (2017–2019)
Jackson was selected with the 15th pick of the 2017 NBA draft by the Portland Trail Blazers and was traded on draft day to the Sacramento Kings. Portland sent Jackson and 20th pick Harry Giles to the Kings in exchange for 10th pick Zach Collins. Throughout Jackson's time with the Kings, he received multiple assignments to the Reno Bighorns, the Kings' minor league affiliate in the NBA G League.
Dallas Mavericks (2019–2020)
Oklahoma City Thunder (2020–present)
On November 27, Jackson, Trevor Ariza, a 2023 second-round pick (from either Dallas or Miami), and a 2026 second-round pick were traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder in a three-team trade involving the Detroit Pistons.
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NBA G League
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- "Justin Jackson". Yahoo!. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
- "Justin Jackson". ESPN. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
- "Justin Jackson". 247Sports.com. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
- Johnson, Chris. "2014 McDonald's All-American game: Okafor, Jackson take home MVP honors". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
- Goodman, Jeff. "Justin Jackson leaves UNC after junior season to enter NBA draft". ESPN. Retrieved April 13, 2017.
- "Portland Trail Blazers acquire draft rights to Zach Collins". National Basketball Association. June 23, 2017. Retrieved November 29, 2018.
- "Kings Acquire Forward Harrison Barnes". National Basketball Association. February 6, 2019. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
- "Mavericks acquire Justin Jackson and Zach Randolph". Mavs.com. February 7, 2019. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
- "Thunder Acquires Trevor Ariza, Justin Jackson and Two Second-Round Draft Picks". National Basketball Association. November 27, 2020.