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Pelicans Acquire Draft Rights to Frank Jackson

June 23, 2017 

NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Pelicans have acquired the draft rights to Frank Jackson (31st overall) from the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for the 40th overall pick and cash considerations.

Jackson, 6-4, 202, spent one season at Duke University where he finished tied for fourth on the Blue Devils in scoring (10.9 ppg) and second in three-point percentage (39.5). In 36 games, Jackson averaged 12.4 points over 16 starts during his freshman season.

Jackson starred at Lone Peak High School (Highland, UT) where he participated in both the Jordan Brand Classic and McDonald’s All-American Game (where he was named Co-MVP) as a senior while being named a Second Team All-American by MaxPreps and Third Team All-American by USA Today.

In exchange for Jackson, the Hornets received the draft rights to 40th overall pick Dwayne Bacon (6-6, 222, Florida State).

Additionally, the Pelicans acquired cash considerations from the Indiana Pacers in exchange for the draft rights to the 52nd overall pick, Edmond Sumner (6-6, 186, Xavier).