Jackson Signs Agent, Won’t Return to Duke
Duke freshman guard Frank Jackson officially declared for the NBA Draft by signing with an agent on Saturday morning according to reports by the Vertical.
Jackson had initially utilized the NBA’s new policy where early entrants can retain eligibility while still going through the league’s draft combine, but made things irrevocable by signing with an agent.
The freshman was a highly touted recruit coming to Durham as part of the Blue Devils’ No. 1 ranked recruiting class and quickly became a key player due to Duke’s onslaught on early season injuries.
Jackson averaged 10.9 points per game and shot 47.3 percent from the field during his lone season as a Blue Devil and quickly became known as a big game performer by knocking down crucial threes against Kansas in an early season test.
His combination of elite athleticism and a unwavering desire to get to the basket made him a menace in pick and roll situations. He sparked a big win against then-No. 15 Florida State with a career-high 22 points and from then on started the last eight games of the season.
What’s Next for the Blue Devils?
Jackson is the third one and done to have left Duke this year joining Harry Giles and Jayson Tatum, along with sophomore Luke Kennard who also declared early.
Coach K will now turn his focus to top unsigned point guard recruit Trevon Duval, who is heavily rumored to be favoring coming to Duke and will now have to replace three quarters of his backcourt from last season.