Demetrius Jackson selected by Boston Celtics in NBA Draft
University of Notre Dame basketball player Demetrius Jackson was selected by the Boston Celtics in the second round of the NBA Draft.
He was the 45th pick overall.
Jackson is the fifth Notre Dame player to be selected by the Celtics since 1947.
Jackson is a Mishawaka native and played at Marian High School.
Been counted out my whole life. Thankful for all those people that have believed in & support me w/o them I wouldn't be here #AgainstAllOdds— Demetrius Jackson (@D_Jay11) June 24, 2016
According to Notre Dame: Jackson finished his Notre Dame career with 1,204 points (11.7 pg), 335 assists (3.3 pg) and 114 steals (1.1 pg). He averaged over 31 minutes played per game in his career, including 36.0 per game in 2014-15 and 31.5 per game in 2015-16. He finished 40th on the all-time scoring list at Notre Dame, 17th in assists, tied for 17th in steals and tied for 17th in free throw percentage (.782).
Notre Dame Draft Selections Under Mike Brey:
Demetrius Jackson, 2nd round, 45th overall selection, Boston Celtics
Jerian Grant, 1st, 19th, Washington Wizards (traded to Atlanta, then to the New York Knicks)
Pat Connaughton, 2nd, 41st, Brooklyn Nets (traded to Portland TrailBlazers)
Luke Harangody, 2nd, 52nd, Boston Celtics
Ryan Humphrey, 1st, 19th, Utah Jazz (traded to Orlando Magic)
Troy Murphy, 1st, 14th, Golden State Warriors