Coming off of the NBA draft, it’s a good time to take a look at the three BC alumni currently playing professionally. Here is a recap of their careers in the pros.
Jared Dudley-Pick 22 in 2007-Charlotte Bobcats
Jared Dudley is the most senior of the Eagles playing in the NBA. Dudley has been a career journeyman, making most of his contributions in the league off of the bench.
His career at BC was extremely productive, averaging, averaging 15.9 points and 7.2 rebounds per game on 50 percent shooting. As a member of the 2004-05 Eagles, Dudley and the team started 20-0. Following a senior year in which Dudley was voted ACC player of the year in 2007 and named a second-team All-American, the Charlotte Bobcats selected the versatile big man with the 22nd pick.
After three tough years that were hampered by injuries, Dudley found his home in Phoenix, where he five for seven seasons, playing all 82 games twice and averaged a career-high 12.7 points in 2011-12. As a team, the Suns were subpar, except for one bright year in 2009-10, in which the team made it all the way to the Western Conference Finals before losing to the Lakers in six games.
After departing Phoenix in 2013-14, Dudley has bounced around from team to team, returning to the Suns for a brief stint in 2016-17 and 2017-18. This past season, Dudley gained some national attention for starting a scuffle with Joel Embiid in the opening round of the playoffs after an aggressive rebounding sequence.
Reggie Jackson-Pick 24 in 2011-Oklahoma City Thunder
Reggie Jackson is another former Eagle who has been a terrific role player in the NBA. Jackson began his career in OKC as the backup point guard to Russell Westbrook, making big contributions off of the bench.
At BC, Jackson did not start a single game his freshman year, but his minutes increased dramatically in his sophomore and junior seasons. During his final year on the heights in 2010-11, Jackson averaged 18.2 points per game and was named first-team All-ACC.
After just over three years in Oklahoma City, Jackson was traded to the Detroit Pistons and began his time as a starter in the NBA. He has started all but two games since arriving in Detroit and has played big minutes, averaging at least 14 points per game in each of the last four seasons. While the individual success has been there, the Pistons have not been competitive, only making the playoffs twice and failing to advance to the second round.
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Jerome Robinson-Pick 13 in 2018-Los Angeles Clippers
Jerome Robinson’s rookie year did not go exactly as expected for the lottery pick, with Robinson only playing in 33 games throughout the season. As the season went on, however, Robinson’s minutes increased, showing promise for the future.
In his three seasons at BC, Robinson proved himself to be an electric scorer who played well in transition as part of one of the best backcourts in the ACC with Ky Bowman. Robinson averaged 17.7 points per game with the Eagles on 45 percent shooting and was named first-team All-ACC in 2017-18.
It’s difficult to judge Robinson on his lone season in the NBA, but Doc Rivers has shown some trust in the swingman, opening the door for him to contribute as part of a fun, young team going forward.
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