Duke’s Frank Jackson to remain in NBA Draft

Duke's Frank Jackson (15) looks to pass as South Carolina's Sindarius Thornwell (0) and Chris Silva (30) defend during the first half in a second-round game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Greenville, S.C., Sunday, March 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – Duke freshman Frank Jackson will sign with an agent and remain in the 2017 NBA Draft, the University announced Friday.

Utah-native Jackson played in 36 games, starting 16 for the Blue Devils.

He averaged 10.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 24.9 minutes per contest, according to Duke.

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“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.”

He was named to the All-ACC Tournament second team.

He scored in double figures 20 times as a freshman.

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