Written by: Joe Ryan
So, if you’re a die hard Kansas Jayhawks basketball fan like myself, you were hoping, praying, Josh Jackson would come back for his Sophomore season. Our hopes were growing by the day, because it’s been over a month and he hasn’t declared for the Draft. We were hoping, just maybe, this superstar was coming back to Kansas for another year.
Josh Jackson officially declared for the NBA draft. And yeah we all saw this coming. Him coming back for his Sophomore season was not even a question. And you know what? Me and Jayhawk nation is so happy and proud of him. Josh is now going to live out his dream, play in the NBA, make multiple NBA All Star games and probably win a few MVP’s. Josh Jackson is an absolute stud.
In his one year at Kansas, Josh Jackson averaged 16.3 points per game, 7.4 rebounds per game, 3 assists per game, 1.7 steals per game and he lead the Jayhawks with 1.1 blocks per game. Also, people worried about his shot? He shot 44% from 3 in League play.
In his lone season at Kansas, Josh emerged as an absolute superstar. I read before Josh committed to Kansas, that he hates losing games and he does whatever it takes to not lose a game. When I read that I got amped. And he proved that right. When the Jayhawks had a tight game, which happened every single game, Josh was always there making the big shot, making a big steal or block. He became a lock down defender. Besides Andrew Wiggins, Josh was the most athletic player in Kansas. I honestly, can’t even describe how good Josh was his lone season in Lawrence. He helped guide Kansas to their NCAA tying 13th straight Big 12 Conference title, and he helped lead them to the Elite 8. Josh is an absolute star in the making.
And the best part about all of it, Josh hasn’t even begun to scratch the surface on his potential. Josh has the potential to become an absolute superstar that can change the course of a franchise picking in the top 3. You can look to see where Wingspan has him on our Mock Draft.
Josh going to the Suns is a great fit. He gets to be teamed up with Devin Booker. Booker is one of the most exciting players in the NBA and at only 20 years old, he has already dropped 70 on a game. He’s got a great feel for the game and with having a solid point guard like Eric Bledsoe, the Suns desperately need a wing. Insert Josh Jackson and the Suns have a very exciting team for the future, that can compete for NBA titles. Also, the Suns roster and team remind me a lot of the Kansas team so I think Josh would feel really comfortable their.
The Suns are getting a player that is 6’8″, who can score with ease, rebound the ball like crazy and has the court vision like an elite point guard, who can make sick passes. Josh Jackson is a future NBA superstar that is likely to turn around an NBA team and make them a title contender.
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Best of luck Josh. Once a Jayhawk, Always a Jayhawk. Rock Chalk Forever.