Duke’s Frank Jackson to Stay in NBA Draft

Duke G Frank Jackson will keep his name in the NBA Draft and sign with an agent, he and Coach K announced on Friday.

Jackson played a large role in Duke’s success this year as he averaged 10.9 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.7 assists in 36 games.

“Frank has a bright future ahead of him,” Krzyzewski said. “His combination of athleticism and fearlessness makes him a special player. The next step for him is continuing to develop so he can maximize his exceptional potential. He’ll always be a member of our brotherhood and we want nothing but the very best for him.”

Jackson is the 69th overall prospect in Brett Siegel’s NBA Draft Rankings and the 14th best point guard.

Jackson’s departure leaves Coach K and Duke in a very odd spot.  The Blue Devils are in the running for 5-star point guard Trevon Duval but if he decides to take his talents elsewhere, Grayson Allen will be relied on heavily to take over the ball handling duties.

Along with Allen, 3-star incoming freshman Jordan Goldwire, a very surprising late pickup, would have to step in right away and become a backup to Grayson.


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