UNC Men's Basketball Bio
44 Justin Jackson

FRESHMAN SEASON (2014-15)

Voted by both the ACC coaches and media to the league’s All-Freshman team (with Duke’s Jahlil Okafor, Tyus Jones and Justise Winslow and Florida State’s Xavier Rathan-Mayes) • Scored in double figures 22 times, including 11 of the last 12 games and six of seven in the post-season • Shot 52.1 percent from the floor (61 of 117) and 44.7 percent from three-point range (17 of 38) in the last 12 games • Made 11 of his first 54 three-point attempts and 17 of his last 38 • Made two three-pointers three times in the first 27 games and at least two six times in the last 11 games • Led UNC in scoring six times (Clemson, Virginia Tech, 2/24 vs. NC State, ACC semifinal vs. Virginia, Harvard and Wisconsin) • UNC went 4-2 in those six games • Started 37 games (all except Senior Night) • One of six ACC freshmen to average double figures in scoring • Was fifth among ACC freshmen in assists at 2.3 per game (the four players ahead of him were all point guards) • Averaged 10.7 points in all games, 10.5 in ACC regular-season games, 15.0 in the NCAA Tournament, 12.8 in the ACC Tournament, 9.9 in ACC road games, 11.7 in wins and 8.6 in losses • Was second on the team with 28 three-point field goals • Made 22 of his last 29 from the free throw line (.759) • Averaged 10.8 field goal attempts over the last five games (up from 8.3 in the first 33 games) • Earned second-team All-ACC Tournament honors after averaging 12.8 points in the four games • Carolina’s second-leading scorer in NCAA Tournament play at 15.0 ppg • Shot a team-high 53.1 percent from the floor in the three NCAA Tournament games (17 for 32).

Game Highlights: Shared UNC scoring honors in the Sweet 16 loss to Wisconsin with 15 points on 6 of 11 FG, 3 for 3 3FGsWas the third time in the last five post-season games that he led the team in scoringScored 14 of his 16 points in the second half vs. Arkansas, including eight in the final six minutesScored UNC’s last four points in the win over Harvard – he tied the game at 65 on a runner in the lane with 1:04 to play (11 seconds after Harvard hit a 4-point play to take its first lead of the game) and scored the winning basket on a fastbreak dunk with 24 seconds remaining • Scored 16 of season-high 22 points in the second half in the ACC semifinal win over #3 ranked and #1 seed Virginia • Made 8 of 10 from the floor, including 4 of 5 from three-point range (previous high was two 3FGs).

Went 5 for 7 from the floor, including 2 for 3 from three-point range, and had 14 points in home loss to DukeMade 6 of 10 shots from the floor and finished with 13 points, five rebounds, three assists and no turnovers at Georgia Tech • Led all scorers on both teams with 16 points in the loss to NC State (was his highest scoring game since he had 17 at Wake Forest on 1/21) • Went 7 for 17 from the floor, the most field goal attempts he took all year • Played one of his best all-around games on 2/21 vs. Georgia Tech with 12 points, six rebounds, five assists, two steals and a block Had a season-high six assists and no turnovers at PittScored only five points, but had five rebounds, four assists and two steals against SyracusePlayed a season-high 34 minutes and scored 10 of his 17 points in the second half in the win at Wake Forest • Made 6 of 8 shots from the floor en route to second straight ACC scoring high • Played all 20 minutes in the second half against the Deacs • Two-way standout in the win over Virginia Tech as he scored a game-high 16 points, grabbed a season-high seven rebounds (three offensive), had four assists and two blocks • The 16 points were his most since he had 18 at Davidson on Nov. 22 • Solid all-around effort in the home win over Louisville with eight points, four boards, four assists and a season-high three blocked shots and earned UNC’s defensive player of the game honors (his first of the season) • Led all scorers with 13 points on 6 for 8 shooting from the floor at Clemson (was first time he led UNC in scoring).

Had 13 points, six rebounds and four assists against UAB • Made two three-pointers against UAB (had missed his previous 12 three-pointers over a five-game span) • Scored 11 points and had a season-high five assists in win over 12th-ranked Ohio State • Had 12 points and four steals against Florida • Hit two three-pointers en route to eight first-half points against the Gators as UNC built a 16-point lead • Scored 18 points on 7 of 10 shooting, including his first three-pointer, and had four assists at Davidson • Had nine points and five rebounds in his debut vs. NC Central.

PREP

Played for Coach Mike Decker for the Homeschool Christian Youth Association Warriors • Parade All-America and second-team USA Today All-America • Played in the McDonald's All-America Game and Jordan Brand Classic • Won the Maravich Award (2011), the Sullivan Award (2012) and the Jefferson Award (2013) as the top home schooled player in the country • Earned co-Most Valuable Player honors at the McDonald's Game after scoring 23 points on 11 of 14 shooting from the floor • Also the recipient of the Jack Daly Sportsmanship Award at the McDonald's game • Led HCYA Warriors to national championship in 2012 • Averaged 31.5 points, 9.1 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.9 blocks in 40 games as a senior • Led HCYA Warriors to 30-13 record in 2014 and a berth in the national title game • Scored 41 points in double overtime loss in the finals • Houston Chronicle's All-Greater Houston team • VYPE's (high school sports magazine) Houston Area Player of the Year • Teamed with Theo Pinson to earn a gold medal for the USA at FIBA Americas U-16 championship in 2011 in Mexico • Scored 13 points in gold medal game against Argentina • Attended Lone Star College as part of his home schooling • Born Justin Aaron Jackson • Birthday is March 28 • Son of Lloyd and Sharon Jackson • His father ran track at Blinn Junior College and his mother played basketball there.

Position: Forward/Guard
Height: 6'8"
Weight: 193
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Tomball, Texas
High School: Home School Christian Youth Association
Major: Undeclared
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