After heading into the 2017 NBA Draft without a pick, the Clippers ended up making some noise, acquiring the rights to University of South Carolina guard Sindarius Thornwell, the 48th pick, from the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for cash considerations.
The L.A. Clippers have acquired the draft rights to University of South Carolina guard Sindarius Thornwell, the 48th pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, from the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for cash considerations.
The 6-foot-3 Jackson was named Mr. Basketball in 2016 and then averaged 10.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game as a part-time starter for the Blue Devils.
He entered his name in the draft but didnt immediately hire an agent. Following an impressive showing at the NBA Draft Combine, however, Jackson kept his name in for good and was projected by many to be a first-round pick.
Shortly after the combine, however, Jackson underwent foot surgery, which made him unable to work out for teams prior to the draft. The injury is expected to sideline him through summer league, although he should be ready for training camp in the fall.
Jackson becomes the first local product to be chosen in the NBA draft since 2014 when Pleasant Groves C.J. Wilcox was taken by the LA Clippers.