Kansas freshmanJosh Jackson announced Mondayhe has signed with an agent and intends toenter the upcoming NBA Draft.
Jackson revealedin astatement released to The Associated Press that after "consulting with my family, I have decided to enter the 2017 NBA Draft and pursue my dream of playing professional basketball."He added he was thankful for "all of the support I have received from my coaches and teammates at Kansas."
Jackson signed with former NBA player B.J. Armstrong of Wasserman Media Group. The 6-8 forwardplayed his high school ball for Detroit Consortium and Prolific Prep in Napa, Calif., before signing with Kansas.
Jackson, 20,averaged16.3 points and 7.4 rebounds per game last season with the Jayhawks, and earnedBig 12 Newcomer of the Year honors.