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Michigan State F Jaren Jackson Jr. Announces NBA Draft Decision

Jaren Jackson warming up before a Michigan State basketball game.

EAST LANSING, MI - JANUARY 31: Jaren Jackson Jr. #2 of the Michigan State Spartans during warmups prior to a basketball game against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Breslin Center on January 31, 2018 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

One of the stars of the Big Ten has declared for the NBA Draft.

Michigan State freshman forward Jaren Jackson Jr. announced this afternoon that he will enter the NBA Draft. Jackson was seen as a potential top pick coming out of high school, and didn't do anything to hurt that prediction with his 2017-18 season.

The star freshman helped Michigan State to a 30-5 season. The Spartans were bounced in the NCAA Tournament by Syracuse, a game in which Jackson put up just two points.

Jackson made the announcement on Twitter.

During his only collegiate season, Jackson racked up 10.9 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 3 blocks per game. He was the Big Ten Freshman of the Year and was the Big Ten's Defensive Player of the Year.

Mock drafts currently project Jackson as a potential top-5 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.