Notre Dame’s Demetrius Jackson declares for NBA draft
Notre Dame guard Demetrius Jackson announced Tuesday he will declare for the NBA draft.
Jackson, who just completed his his junior season, averaged 15.8 points and 4.7 assists per game for the Fighting Irish in 2015–16.
“I am blessed with the opportunity to say I will be declaring for the NBA draft,” Jackson said on Instagram. “It was an honor to represent such a great university and program. There have been many people who’ve helped me along this journey, and I’d like to thank my family, teammates and coaches for shaping me to be the player and man I am today.”
I am blessed with the opportunity to say I will be declaring for the NBA Draft. It was an honor to represent such a great University and program. There have been many people who've helped me along this journey, and I'd like to thank my family, teammates, and coaches for shaping me to be the player and man I am today. The continuous support of the Notre Dame family has made these past three years unforgettable. a huge thank you to my foster family—you opened your home to me, gave me the best possible situation to be successful, and allowed me to open up and trust again. Words will never be enough to describe how you've helped me grow. And to all those who believed in me through the ups and downs, thank you. Not only do I have a place to call home with my foster family, but now another at Notre Dame. #NotDoneYet #574
Jackson was All-ACC in his final year at Notre Dame, as well as a team captain and NCAA All-Region Team selection. He entered college as a four-star recruit.