After Miles Bridges declared for the NBA Draft, Michigan State fans held out a glimmer of hope that star freshman Jaren Jackson Jr. would stay in school.
Alas, their dreams were smashed today as Jackson announced that he would indeed declare for the 2018 NBA Draft.
DEAR SPARTAN NATION... pic.twitter.com/iZaijMnfL0— Jaren Jackson Jr. (@therealjnari_) April 2, 2018
In his one season in East Lansing, Jackson averaged 11 points and six rebounds per game. He is known for his athleticism and his unique ability to shoot the outside shot despite his size, both traits that enamor him to NBA scouts.
Jackson's departure puts a little bit more pressure on Michigan State's returners, as the Spartans have now lost two of their big time starters to the NBA.