It's the time of year when NBA prospects have major, life-changing decisions to make.
For some, entering the NBA draft is an easy one. They don't need anymore outside opinions.
But for others, like Maryland's Justin Jackson, testing the waters is the most important part.
Jon Rothstein of FanRagSports is reporting that Jackson is “expected” to return to Maryland for his sophomore season.
Jackson worked out for the Raptors Tuesday, and told the media he still wanted to sit down with his family before making a final decision.
“Truthfully, I’m hearing a whole bunch of different things, it’s kind of mixed right now,” he said at the workout. “I really got to sit down, discuss with my family, my circle and really try to figure things out.”
When you have a 7-3 wingspan on a 6-7 frame, you're always intriguing to NBA scouts, especially when you can stretch the floor from 3-point range as well.
Despite some saying Jackson could sneak into the first round, not hiring an agent gives him the opportunity to come back to College Park.
An option he apparently is taking.
That would be great news for the Terps too, after losing Melo Trimble for good already to the NBA.
Jackson's 10.5 points per game and 6 boards as a freshman will make him the team's top returner in both categories.
Numbers that will certainly grow with his role next season.