FRISCO, TX, (Feb. 23, 2023) – The Texas Legends announced today that forward Justin Jackson has returned to the team.
Jackson (6-8, 220, North Carolina) was a 1st round pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. In six years of NBA service, Jackson has played 278 games holding career averages of 6.0 points, 2.4 rebounds in 17.6 minutes per game. The native Texan played for the Legends last season averaging 22.3 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 1.1 steals across 38 games and earning NBA Call-Ups to the Boston Celtics and Phoenix Suns.
Jackson was a three-year starter for the Tar Heels and was named ACC Player of the Year, All-First Team, and Consensus All-American as a junior. Most recently, Jackson played 23 games for the Celtics before being traded Feb. 9th to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Jackson will wear #44 and is expected to be available this weekend as the Legends host the Wisconsin Herd Friday and Rio Grande Valley Vipers Saturday. Both games will tip-off at 7:30pm CT, and limited tickets are still available. For game information or to purchase tickets, call 214-469-0822 or visit www.TexLegends.com.