NBA Draft 2016: Demetrius Jackson Is Notre Dame’s Next Star to Watch

August 28th, 2015 by Jonathan Wasserman Leave a reply »

A secondary option alongside veterans since 2013-14, Demetrius Jackson will enter his junior year as Notre Dame's lead guard. And there is a strong chance the opportunity results in the buildup of NBA draft buzz.

Jackson is a phenomenal athlete—he compensates for 6'1" size with a diesel 198-pound frame, tremendous quickness and explosive hops.

He's coming off a highly efficient season—one that highlighted eye-opening strengths and attributes pointing to future pro potential. 


Looking Forward

Though his production wasn't overwhelming last year playing next to Jerian Grant, a 2015 first-round pick, Jackson shot 50.8 percent, increased his assist rate and lowered his turnovers. 

He's been preparing this summer for what should be a much bigger role in 2015-16 (small 18.5 percent usage last season, according to

"I'm really excited about the opportunity," Jackson told Bleacher Report. "I've been really focusing on my mid-range, taking better shots in the mid-range area, also my floater. And just being ...

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