Named one of the top 10 high-impact sophomores for 2015-16 by Sports Illustrated.
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 3FGs • Was the third time in the last five post-season games that he led the team in scoring • Scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half vs. Arkansas, including eight in the final six minutes • Scored 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 Duke • Made 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 Pitt • Scored only five points, but had five rebounds, four assists and two steals against Syracuse • Played 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.
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.
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