After a strong freshman season, Michigan State forward Jaren Jackson Jr. decided to declare for the 2018 NBA Draft on Monday over returning to school for his sophomore season.
With his college career over, Michigan State honored the big man with a tribute video, highlighting some of Jackson’s best moments in a Spartans jersey.
Watch the video below:
— Spartan Vision (@Spartan_Vision) April 4, 2018
In 35 games this season with Michigan State (34 starts), Jackson averaged 10.9 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 3.0 blocks per game while shooting 51.3 percent from the field. In addition, Jackson set a program record with 106 total blocks on the season.
Last season, Jackson helped the Spartans capture the Big Ten regular season championship. In addition, he helped Michigan State post an overall record of 30-5. The Spartans were eliminated in the second round of the NCAA Tournament by Syracuse.