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Bill Self: Josh Jackson Has Great IQ Both On, Off Court

Nov 8, 2016 3:01 PM

Josh Jackson is considered one of the more mature prospects of the 2017 NBA Draft class. Jackson is a wing but has many point guard style attributes with his vision and passing.

Bill Self describes Jackson as a "very deep thinker, ridiculously bright and articulate."

"He has a great IQ both on the court and off the court," Self says. "It's way, way, way beyond his years."

Jackson also has a love for chess.

"I like thinking games," Jackson said.

"Chess forces you to think about the decisions you're making before you make them, after you make them. Just being able to think before you move, think about what happens if you do this or do that."

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Wayne Selden Underwent Surgery On Small Meniscus Tear

May 10, 2016 5:11 PM

Wayne Selden will only participate in interviews and medical exams at the NBA draft combine – pulling out of on-court drills – after undergoing a recent procedure for a small meniscus tear in his knee.

Selden played with the injury for part of the season, holding off undergoing a procedure until after the season.

Selden averaged 13.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists while shooting 47.4 percent from the field.

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Josh Jackson Commits To Kansas

Apr 11, 2016 8:36 PM

Josh Jackson has committed to Kansas.

Jackson also had Michigan State and Arizona as his finalists.

Jackson is considered a probable top-3 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft class as a super athletic wing with a great all-around game.

Jackson participated in the Nike Hoop Summit.

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Josh Jackson To Announce College Decision On Monday

Apr 9, 2016 4:09 PM

Josh Jackson will announce his college commitment on Monday.

“I’m committing Monday,” Jackson said after practice with Team USA in advance of Saturday’s Nike Hoop Summit. “It’ll be at my house. I wanted my family around and I’m just ready to do it.”

Jackson is down to Michigan State, Arizona and Kansas.

Jackson plays for Prolific Prep of Napa, California.

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Cheick Diallo Declares For NBA Draft, Will Wait On Hiring Agent

Mar 28, 2016 1:50 PM

Cheick Diallo will declare for the 2016 NBA Draft, leaving Kansas after his freshman season.

Diallo has a chance to be selected in the first round, but the opportunity to be selected in his preseason-projected lottery slot would come from excelling in the NBA Draft Combine and team workouts.

Diallo will make a decision on an agent after the combine.

In 2015, he was named MVP of the McDonald’s All-American Game and co-MVP of the Jordan Brand Classic with Arizona’s Allonzo Trier.

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