The Phoenix Suns selected Josh Jackson fourth overall in the 2017 NBA Draft. Jackson, the 6-foot-8 small forward out of the University of Kansas, has decided to sign with Under Armour. Kris Stone, Under Armour Senior Director of Basketball Sports Marketing, posted the following picture on Instagram:
The news was first reported by ESPN’s Darren Rovell:
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 21, 2017
Nike has already signed six of the 14 2017 lottery picks: first pick Markelle Fultz, third pick Jayson Tatum, fifth pick De’Aaron Fox, sixth pick Jonathan Isaac, 11th pick Malik Monk and 14th pick Bam Adebayo.
Second overall pick Lonzo Ball famously signed with his family’s brand, the Big Baller Brand. No news yet on the rest of lottery picks.
In his lone season at Kansas, Jackson displayed his high upside and elite athleticism while averaging 16.3 points, 7.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.1 blocks per game while shooting 51.3 percent from the field, 37.8 percent from three-point range and 56.6 percent from the free throw line.
Jackson (presumably) joins Devin Booker, Marquese Chriss, Dragan Bender, Tyler Ulis and T.J. Warren as the players that Suns GM Ryan McDonough considers to be part of the team’s nucleus.