Justin Jackson (basketball, born 1995)

American basketball player (1995-)

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Justin Jackson
Justin Jackson UNC.jpg
Jackson with UNC in 2017
No. 43 – Boston Celtics
PositionSmall forward
LeagueNBA G League
Personal information
Born (1995-03-28) March 28, 1995 (age 27)
Houston, Texas
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High schoolHomeschool Christian Youth
(Houston, Texas)
CollegeNorth Carolina (2014–2017)
NBA draft2017 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15th overall
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Playing career2017–present
Career history
20172019Sacramento Kings
2017–2018Reno Bighorns
20192020Dallas Mavericks
2020–2021Oklahoma City Thunder
2021Milwaukee Bucks
2021–presentTexas Legends
2021Boston Celtics
2022Phoenix Suns
Career highlights and awards
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at Basketball-Reference.com

Justin Aaron Jackson (born March 28, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Texas Legends of the NBA G League. He played basketball in the Homeschool Christian Youth Association (HCYA) and later went on to play college basketball with the North Carolina Tar Heels. The small forward took part in the 2014 McDonald's All-American Boys Game, and was named co-MVP along with Jahlil Okafor.

Jackson was picked fifteenth overall by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2017 NBA draft before being traded to the Sacramento Kings on draft night. He won an NBA championship with the Milwaukee Bucks in 2021.

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.[1] He led the Warriors to a national championship in the 2012 season, and won the Sullivan Award, which is awarded to the top homeschool basketball player of the year. 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, 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

In his freshman season, Jackson was selected to the ACC All-Freshman team and helped his team reach the championship of the 2015 ACC Tournament. In his sophomore season, Jackson helped his team win the 2016 ACC Tournament and reach the 2016 national championship. In his junior season, 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' sixth 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

Sacramento Kings (2017–2019)

Jackson was selected with the 15th overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. He was traded on draft day, along with Harry Giles, to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for Zach Collins.[8] On July 8, 2017, he signed a 4-year, $13.5 million rookie scale contract with the Kings.[9][10]

On October 26, 2018, the Kings exercised Jackson's $3.3 million team option for the 2019–20 season.[11]

Dallas Mavericks (2019–2020)

On February 6, 2019, Jackson was traded, along with Zach Randolph, to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for Harrison Barnes.[12][13] On September 24, the Mavericks exercised Jackson's $5 million team option for the 2020–21 season.[14]

Oklahoma City Thunder (2020–2021)

On November 27, 2020, 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.[15] On April 5, 2021, he was waived by the Thunder after 33 appearances.[16]

Milwaukee Bucks (2021)

On April 21, 2021, Jackson signed a two-way contract with the Milwaukee Bucks.[17] He went on to win an NBA championship with the Bucks on July 20, 2021, playing 5 games and averaging 1.2 points per game throughout the 2021 NBA Playoffs. On August 1, the Bucks declined to extend a $1.8 million qualifying offer to Jackson, making him an unrestricted free agent.[10]

Texas Legends (2021)

On October 15, 2021, Jackson returned to the Dallas Mavericks, but was waived a day later.[18] On October 23, he signed with the Texas Legends as an affiliate player,[19] playing 10 games and averaging 22.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 2.9 assists.[20]

Boston Celtics (2021)

On December 18, 2021, Jackson signed a 10-day contract with the Boston Celtics.[20]

Phoenix Suns (2022)

On December 29, 2021, Jackson was reacquired and activated by the Texas Legends after his 10-day contract expired.[21] However, he didn't play a game for the team before the Legends started playing again.

On January 5, 2022, Jackson signed a 10-day COVID-19 hardship exemption contract with the Phoenix Suns after waiving Emanuel Terry from the team.[22] During the three games he initially played with the Suns, he averaged 4.3 points and 2.0 rebounds in 7.7 minutes per game in that contract.

Return to the Legends (2022)

After his 10-day contracts expired, Jackson was reacquired by the Texas Legends.[23]

Return to Phoenix (2022)

On February 1, 2022, Jackson signed a second 10-day contract with the Phoenix Suns, this time under an injury exemption.[24] Jackson was then later released on February 10, 2022.[25]

Third stint with the Legends (2022–present)

On February 12, 2022, Jackson was reacquired by the Texas Legends.[23]

Career statistics

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
 †  Won an NBA championship

NBA

Regular season
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
2018–19 Sacramento 52 3 20.8 .424 .346 .779 2.8 1.3 .4 .3 6.7
Dallas 29 11 18.3 .484 .372 .724 2.3 1.0 .3 .0 8.2
2019–20 Dallas 65 3 16.1 .396 .294 .840 2.4 .8 .2 .2 5.5
2020–21 Oklahoma City 33 3 16.5 .406 .306 .857 2.2 1.5 .5 .1 7.2
Milwaukee 1 0 33.0 .333 .333 .500 6.0 1.0 .0 .0 9.0
2021–22 Boston 1 0 2.0 .000 1.000 .0 .0 .0 .0 2.0
Career 249 61 19.1 .427 .321 .799 2.5 1.1 .4 .2 6.6
Playoffs
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2020 Dallas 3 0 5.3 .167 .000 .500 1.0 .0 .0 .0 1.3
Career 3 0 5.3 .167 .000 .500 1.0 .0 .0 .0 1.3

College

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

  1. ^ "The life of Justin Jackson". USA Today. December 10, 2013. Retrieved April 19, 2017.
  2. ^ "Justin Jackson Bio". GoHeels.com. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  3. ^ "Justin Jackson". Yahoo!. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  4. ^ "Justin Jackson". ESPN. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  5. ^ "Justin Jackson". 247Sports.com. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  6. ^ Johnson, Chris. "2014 McDonald's All-American game: Okafor, Jackson take home MVP honors". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  7. ^ Goodman, Jeff. "Justin Jackson leaves UNC after junior season to enter NBA draft". ESPN. Retrieved April 13, 2017.
  8. ^ "Portland Trail Blazers acquire draft rights to Zach Collins". NBA.com. June 23, 2017. Retrieved November 29, 2018.
  9. ^ "Kings Sign Fox, Jackson and Giles". NBA. Retrieved March 1, 2022.
  10. ^ a b "Justin Jackson Contract, Salary Cap Details & Breakdowns". Spotrac. Retrieved March 1, 2022.
  11. ^ "Kings Exercise Team Options on Fox, Giles, Hield, Jackson and Labissiere". NBA. Retrieved March 1, 2022.
  12. ^ "Kings Acquire Forward Harrison Barnes". NBA.com. February 6, 2019. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  13. ^ "Mavericks acquire Justin Jackson and Zach Randolph". Mavs.com. February 7, 2019. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  14. ^ "Mavs exercise options on young core members Luka Doncic and Justin Jackson". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved March 1, 2022.
  15. ^ "Thunder Acquires Trevor Ariza, Justin Jackson and Two Second-Round Draft Picks". NBA.com. November 27, 2020. Retrieved November 27, 2020.
  16. ^ "Thunder Waives Justin Jackson". NBA.com. April 5, 2021. Retrieved April 5, 2021.
  17. ^ "Milwaukee Bucks Sign Justin Jackson To Two-Way Contract". NBA.com. April 21, 2021. Retrieved April 21, 2021.
  18. ^ Sefko, Eddie (October 15, 2021). "MAVERICKS ADD TWO FAMILIAR FACES, THEN WAIVE THEM". Mavs.com. Retrieved October 15, 2021.
  19. ^ "Legends Draft Three, Announce Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. October 23, 2021. Retrieved October 23, 2021.
  20. ^ a b "Celtics Sign Justin Jackson". NBA.com. December 18, 2021. Retrieved December 18, 2021.
  21. ^ "2021-22 NBA G League transactions". gleague.nba.com. December 29, 2021. Retrieved December 29, 2021.
  22. ^ "Phoenix Suns sign F Justin Jackson to 10-day deal, waive Emanuel Terry". Arizona Sports. January 4, 2022. Retrieved January 5, 2022.
  23. ^ a b "2021-22 NBA G League transactions". gleague.nba.com. February 12, 2022. Retrieved February 13, 2022.
  24. ^ Anderson, Jake (February 1, 2022). "Phoenix Suns sign F Justin Jackson to 10-day deal for 2nd time this year". Arizona Sports. Retrieved February 3, 2022.
  25. ^ "Phoenix Suns waive Abdel Nader, release Justin Jackson". arizonasports.com. February 10, 2022. Retrieved February 10, 2022.

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