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Justin Jackson Drafted 43rd Overall

Traded to Orlando

June 22, 2018 - 10:22 am

By Austin Medina  

It was a great night for Maryland basketball. With the 2018 NBA Draft officially complete, the Terps saw Kevin Huerter drafted 19th by the Hawks.

In the second round, forward Justin Jackson was drafted 43rd overall by the Denver Nuggets. His rights were traded to the Orlando Magic, where Jackson hopes to find a home.

Jackson was a top recruit landed by the Terps in 2016. In his freshman year, he averaged 10.5 points and six rebounds. He declared for the 2017 NBA Draft, though withdrew his name in pursuit of another season at Maryland.

His sophomore season was cut short after he suffered a torn labrum. In just 11 games, Jackson averaged nearly 10 points and 8.1 rebounds.

Jackson’s shooting is promising as he shot 43.8% from three-point range in his freshman season. The Canadian-born forward looks to add value to a struggling Orlando franchise.