Little Caesars Arena tour with Free Press sports writer Helene St. James on June 1, 2017.
Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press
Judging by the various NBA mock drafts, North Carolina swingman Justin Jackson is probably in the mix for the Detroit Pistons’ first-round pick later this month.
He will get a chance to impress the Pistons this week.
Tandem Sports & Entertainment told the Free Press on Friday that Jackson, a client of the agency, will work out for the Pistons on Tuesday.
Jackson, who stands 6 feet 8 and weighs 201 pounds, is currently the 13th-ranked prospect on DraftExpress.com. He is projected to go 14th to Miami in their mock draft.
The Pistons hold the 12th overall pick in the June 22 draft.
Jackson, a junior, is the Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year and was the leading scorer on the NCAA champion Tar Heels. He earned consensus first team All-America honors and averaged 18.3 points this season.
He is the second player in the storied Tar Heel history to score 1,600 career points, make 150 three-pointers, snatch 400 rebounds and dish 300 assists.
He set UNC’s single-season record with 105 threes.
And considering the Pistons were one of the worst shooting teams in the league last season, Jackson increased his three-point percentage from 29.2% in the 2015-16 season to 37% this season, while increasing his three-point attempts per game from 3 to 7.1.
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