UNC Basketball: Justin Jackson returns to Texas Legends

Former UNC basketball standout Justin Jackson is on the move once again, as he’ll be heading back to the Texas Legends of the G-League.

It’s been a rather busy couple of weeks for former UNC basketball star Justin Jackson.

The former Tar Heel spent the first half of the NBA season with the Boston Celtics, where he played in 23 contests. Prior to the league’s trade deadline, Jackson was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Mike Muscala.

His reunion with his former team, however, was short-lived, as he was waived by the organization just a day later.

Unfortunately, Jackson wasn’t able to find a new stop in the NBA but has landed back in familiar territory.

This week, it was announced that Jackson will rejoin the Texas Legends of the G-League.

During his first stint with the organization, Jackson was fantastic. Over 38 games played, the former Tar Heel averaged 22.3 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 1.1 steals per game.

After being a first-round pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, Jackson has struggled to find a permanent home in the league. During his six seasons of NBA service, the former Tar Heel has played in 278 games for six organizations.

Not only will Jackson look to replicate his success in the G-League, but will aim to help the Legends win some basketball games. If he’s able to perform at the high level he did during his previous time in the G-League, it’s possible that Jackson could find his way back onto an NBA roster at some point in the near future.

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