The Denver Nuggets selected the sophomore forward in the second round with the No. 43 overall pick.
Jackson’s draft stock took a dramatic fall over the last year. After testing the draft waters following his freshman year, he returned to Maryland for his sophomore campaign to solidify his first-round draft projection. However, he appeared in only 11 games before suffering a torn labrum that eventually required season-ending surgery.
The Ontario native should be ready to return to the court for the start of Summer League and compete for a roster spot in Denver, as his second-round draft status likely won’t come with a fully guaranteed contract.
According to reports, Jackson’s draft rights have been traded to the Orlando Magic.