Jackson Returning

Justin Jackson will return to UNC for his sophomore season, he announced on Wednesday. The family confirmed the news to Inside Carolina.

The 6-8, 193-pound Texas native averaged 10.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists and earned a spot on the ACC's All-Freshman Team. He started 37 games, tied for most by a freshman under Roy Williams in Chapel Hill.

Jackson made major strides late in his freshman season and was playing his best ball in March. He posted 22 points on 4-for-5 long range shooting in an ACC Tournament upset of Virginia, scored the deciding final four points in UNC's NCAA Tournament opener against Harvard, and was 3-for-3 on three-pointers against Wisconsin in the Sweet 16 loss.

He averaged 15.0 points on 72% three-point shooting in three NCAA Tournament games.

The UNC players held their season-ending meetings with head coach Roy Williams on Wednesday. ESPN projected Jackson as a late first round selection in the 2015 NBA Draft.

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