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Report: Duke G Frank Jackson To Hire Agent, Remain In NBA Draft

Duke guard Frank Jackson is staying in the NBA Draft, according to a new report.

Earlier: The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski just reported that Duke freshman guard Frank Jackson is going to hire an agent and remain in the 2017 NBA Draft.

Jackson's decision kills any chance of him returning to Durham for his sophomore season.

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Jackson didn't generate much draft buzz during a solid freshman season, but he elected to test the waters. At yesterday's NBA Draft Combine in Chicago, the 6-foot-3 point guard "put on a show" and let to some speculation he could get picked in the first round.

It is unclear what feedback Jackson has gotten from teams, but it only takes one franchise to fall in love with you as a first round talent. If Jackson didn't feel confident he could go in the first 30 picks, he likely would have returned to school.

In his lone season at Duke, Jackson averaged 10.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game, connecting on 39.5 percent of his three-pointers (51-for-129).

His departure puts added pressure on Duke to land coveted five-star point guard Trevon Duval, who should be deciding soon.

Update: Duke has officially confirmed the news.

That's that.