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Oklahoma City Thunder | #44 | Forward

Justin

Jackson

PPG

5.8

RPG

2.2

APG

1.0

PIE

8.2

6'8" | 220lb | 25 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Justin Jackson holds career averages of 6.6 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 19.6 minutes per game in 207 games (57 starts) with Sacramento and Dallas.

Jackson (6-7, 220) was originally selected by Portland with the 15th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, before having his draft rights traded along with the draft rights to the 20th overall pick Harry Giles to Sacramento in exchange for the draft rights to the 10th overall selection Zach Collins. He spent a season-and-a-half with the Kings before being acquired by the Mavericks (along with Zach Randolph) in exchange for Harrison Barnes on Feb. 7, 2019.

BEFORE NBA

The 6-7 forward played three seasons at North Carolina (2014-17) and capped his college career by leading the Tar Heels to their sixth national championship in 2017. Jackson was named a consensus First Team All-American and the ACC Player of the Year as a junior, and became one of three Tar Heels ever to win ACC POY and a national championship in the same season (Lennie Rosenbluth, 1957; Ty Lawson, 2009). He led UNC in scoring in both the regular season (18.3 ppg) and postseason (19.5 ppg) that year.

PERSONAL LIFE

Jackson played basketball for Homeschool Christian Youth Association (HCYA), a nonprofit Christian service organization created to serve home school families and students in the Houston area, and led the Warriors to a national championship in 2012. Jackson and his wife, Brooke, are passionately involved with Down Syndrome awareness, and specifically, GiGi's Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Centers.