Kansas Basketball Star Josh Jackson Declares For 2017 NBA Draft

Josh Jackson’s time with the Kansas basketball program has come to an end.

On Monday, the 6-foot-8 freshman forward announced he would be forgoing his remaining years of college eligibility to declare for the 2017 NBA Draft.

Jackson will be ineligible to return to the Jayhawks after signing with agent B.J. Armstrong of Wasserman Media Group.

In a statement, Jackson said after ”consulting with my family, I have decided to enter the 2017 NBA Draft and pursue my dream of playing professional basketball.”

During his lone season with Kansas, Jackson helped lead the Jayhawks to an Elite Eight appearance while earning Big 12 Newcomer of the Year honors. He averaged 16.3 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.

The 2017 NBA Draft takes place on June 22.

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