HoopsHype Reggie Jackson rumors

August 1, 2011 Updates

The man himself says it was the latter. “The speculation helped me, I guess, in getting drafted where I was,” Jackson said in a telephone interview. “I understand this whole promise thing and (the way) everybody looks at it. But draft night is crazy. If everybody knew the draft (beforehand) I don't think people would show up to New York to watch it. I don't think people would tune in to watch it…I had no idea where I was going just like the next guy.” Oklahoman

June 23, 2011 Updates

The Miami Heat adore Boston College’s Reggie Jackson with the 31st pick, but there are questions about him. Jackson has provided no medical records on his knee to teams, and has refused workouts as well as even the most rudimentary of interviews. Several teams with picks in the 20s are still considering drafting him, including the Bulls and New Jersey Nets, but without medical reports it can be hard to guarantee millions of dollars on the rookie wage scale. Riley is intrigued with Jackson’s ability to shoot the ball, and that’s why sources say he prefers Jackson over Duke’s Nolan Smith, the ACC Player of the Year, at that spot. Yahoo! Sports

Numerous executives are speculating that the Thunder (No. 24 pick) have given a promise to Boston College's Reggie Jackson, whose camp has refused all workouts and made it known that the point guard already has an NBA home somewhere. The logic leading them there relates to Oklahoma City's bigger picture. It's believed that the Thunder are preparing for life without backup point guard Eric Maynor because of the finances in play. SI.com

June 22, 2011 Updates

With (Reggie) Jackson sitting out the NBA pre-draft combine and workouts, there has been a lot of speculation that he has a promise in place and we've received word that OKC could be the team. The team is said to be shopping backup point guard Eric Maynor and that could be to clear room for Jackson. Reggie lacks great point guard skills but has a huge (7-foot) wingspan and is a quality isolation player. OKC will hope he can become something in the mold of a Russell Westbrook. He's one of the draft's high risk/reward picks. HoopsHype

June 21, 2011 Updates

Multiple sources indicated to the Herald that Jackson played through the knee injury all season and the procedure was relatively minor. Of course, the fact he’s still not back on the court allows the possibility the injury is more serious. As far as a promise, a handful of teams have been linked to Jackson. The Celtics [team stats], who have the 25th pick, reportedly made a promise to Jackson, but a team source strongly denied that. Obviously, no team is going to tip its hand before the draft, but the presence of Avery Bradley makes the C’s an unlikely landing spot. Bradley is a similar player to Jackson and was the Celtics’ first-round pick last year. Boston Herald

June 19, 2011 Updates
June 18, 2011 Updates

Chad Ford: Bottom line. He's got a promise. It's not Celtics, Nets or Blazers. It's Heat at 31. But it doesn't stop a team from drafting him higher. Twitter

June 17, 2011 Updates
June 1, 2011 Updates

One guy you won't be reading about for the next week or two is Boston College's Reggie Jackson. Jackson didn't show to the Chicago pre-draft combine citing an injury. He hasn't worked out for anyone since, prompting speculation that he might have a promise from a team to be drafted. In recent weeks, speculation on the internet has swirled around the Celtics and Nets as the teams that gave him promises. Not true according to both the teams and a source close to Jackson. ESPN.com

Jackson has a legit injury. He had a minor procedure on his knee on May 17th (the day after school ended), a source close to Jackson tells me. Jackson is currently rehabbing and should be ready for workouts on the second week of June. Once he's cleared to workout, he'll have a pretty full schedule. A number of teams, starting with the Pacers at No. 15, the Knicks at No. 17 and the Bobcats at No. 19 are fans of Jackson. And it's hard to see him slipping past the Miami Heat at No. 31. ESPN.com

May 18, 2011 Updates
May 17, 2011 Updates

Massive group workouts seem to be a big theme in this year's draft proceedings. The Minnesota Timberwolves will be hosting a group workout with as many as 24 draft- hopeful participants, with representatives from 22 to 28 teams expected to be in attendance. Jonathon Givony of DraftExpress has confirmed 20 of the 24 players that will be participating in the two-day workouts scheduled for May 23-24, 2011. The list of guards confirmed for the Minnesota workout includes Butler's Shelvin Mack, Michigan State's Kalin Lucas, Iowa State's Diante Garrett, Michigan's Darius Morris, Kansas' Josh Selby, Boston College's Reggie Jackson and UCLA's Malcolm Lee. Examiner

May 8, 2011 Updates
April 28, 2011 Updates

A number of NBA personnel said they wouldn't be surprised if Maryland's Jordan Williams, Butler's Shelvin Mack, Washington's Isaiah Thomas, Boston College's Reggie Jackson or Fresno State's Greg Smith all stayed in the draft. But there is a consensus already that Michigan's Darius Morris, Xavier's Tu Holloway, Georgetown's Hollis Thompson, Miami's Reggie Johnson, Pitt's Ashton Gibbs and Northwestern's John Shurna should go back to school before they make a mistake of leaving too soon, and in the case of those who can't make an NBA roster, a major error in giving up their eligibility. ESPN.com

March 30, 2011 Updates

Boston College junior Reggie Jackson has made himself eligible for the NBA draft. But the 6-foot-3 guard says he won't hire an agent, so he could remove his name from the list and return to school. Jackson averaged 18.2 points, 4.5 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game last season. He was the team's leading scorer as it rebounded from a sub-.500 season and went 21-13 (9-7 Atlantic Coast Conference) under new coach Steve Donahue. Santa Maria Times

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