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Cats’ Jackson to Stay in NBA Draft

Isaiah Jackson announces he's headed to the NBA
Isaiah Jackson announces he's headed to the NBA(UK Athletics)
Published: May. 28, 2021 at 10:51 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WAVE) -University of Kentucky freshman, Isaiah Jackson is projected to be a lottery pick in the NBA Draft and on Friday he made it official, he’s going pro.

The 6′10″ forward was named to the SEC All Freshman and all Defensive teams last season. Jackson led the Cats in blocks, rebounds, and field goal percentage despite not playing many minutes...mainly due to foul trouble. Head coach, John Calipari supports the decision. “Kids leaving this program has never hurt us. It just hasn’t. And so, whatever is right for them. We’re supposed to add value to them. That’s our job. That’s what this program does. It adds value,” said Calipari.

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