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Former A&M Hoops Star Quenton Jackson Signs UDFA Deal

Jackson now has hit shot to prove he belongs on a NBA roster

Former Texas A&M Aggies basketball star and three-year guard Quenton Jackson went undrafted through two rounds of the 2022 NBA Draft Thursday. 

But on Friday, Jackson signed an undrafted Exhibit 10 deal with the Washington Wizards, per reports. The deal means that Jackson will be on a one-year, minimum NBA contract that allows him to participate in the team's training camp and offseason programs, with the team having the ability to cut him before the start of the regular season without any cap hit or sign him to a two-way or guaranteed deal should he play well.

Jackson had also received an invite to the NBA's G League Elite Camp last month in Chicago ahead of the draft. 

Jackson penned his farewell to Aggie fans following A&M's 72-71 loss to Xavier in the NIT title game on March 31, saying he's ready "for the next phase of (his) life." Now, that next step has finally come.

12th Man, teammates, managers, coaches and my guy Buzz, from the bottom of my heart, Thank you!

My journey at A&M has come to an end. So many memories, so many stories. I hope I have provided you with as many memorable moments as I have been provided in these last three years. Thank you for embracing the kid from Cali. A season of rollercoaster rides. No matter the twists and turns, we held on and fought to the end. My "unfinished business is now complete and it is time for me to move on to the next phase of my life. I am forever grateful. Thanks, Ags and GigEm.

Jackson led the Aggies in scoring at 14.8 points per game, despite starting just six times. He scored in double figures in 32 games, including 21 of the last 22. The Los Angeles native averaged 15.0 points and 3.5 rebounds in SEC play, and 16.0 points in the NIT Tournament.

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The Aggies were 5-9 in conference play when Jackson moved back into the starting lineup against Georgia on Feb. 22. He responded with 31 points, shooting a perfect 11-11 from the floor in the 91-77 win. It marked just the second time in program history for a player to make 10-or-more shots without a miss.

He led A&M on a dominant run through the SEC Tournament in March, taking down SEC No. 1 seed Auburn and eventual Elite Eight participant Arkansas before falling to Tennessee in the conference title game.

Jackson could now be one of the top under-the-radar players for the Wizards when the Vegas Summer League begins next month. Washington will kick things off against the Detroit Pistons on Saturday, July 9 at 5 p.m. C.T.

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