Kansas forward Josh Jackson could be a top-three pick in the upcoming NBA draft.
If he convinces a team his off-court legal issues aren’t too big of a problem.
Kansas suspended the freshman for its Big 12 tournament opener after receiving three citations for a hit-and-run. He was already facing a misdemeanor property-damage charge for allegedly damaging the car of Kansas women’s basketball player who was previously found to be the victim of domestic violence by one of Jackson’s teammates.
Jackson will have a chance to explain himself in the legal and pre-draft processes, but this second incident makes it more difficult to dismiss the first as an isolated issue.
His incredible basketball talent will open doors, but Jackson is also competing with Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball, Dennis Smith, Jayson Tayum and other very good players for draft position. Off-court concerns will factor.