Maryland forward Justin Jackson is reportedly expected back for his sophomore season.
After a strong freshman campaign, Maryland forward Justin Jackson declared for the NBA Draft without an agent. Now, it looks like he is heading back to school.
FanRag Sports' Jon Rothstein reported Tuesday morning that Jackson is expected to return to Maryland.
As a freshman, the 6-foot-7 Jackson averaged 10.5 point and 6.0 rebounds in 27.8 minutes per game. He also drilled 44 percent of his attempts from three-point range.
Maryland finished 24-9 and lost to Xavier in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.
Assuming Jackson is back, he and fellow rising sophomores Anthony Cowan (10.3 ppg) and Kevin Huerter (9.3 ppg) will comprise the core of Maryland's 2017-18 roster. The Terps will have to replace standout point guard Melo Trimble but do welcome a pair of four-star recruits to campus as well.