CBS Mock Draft: Jaren Jackson Jr. Could Be A Cavalier
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According to the latest mock draft from CBS Sports' Reid Forgrave, Michigan State Basketball freshman Jaren Jackson Jr. could end up with the Cleveland Cavaliers next year.
The Cavaliers attained the Brooklyn Nets' first round pick from the Boston Celtics in an off season trade for Isaiah Thomas and two more players in exchange for Kyrie Irving.
Jackson Jr., though a freshman, displayed grand amounts of promise this season, using his 6'11" stature to his advantage.
Shooting 51.3% overall and 39.6% from beyond the arc, Jackson Jr. shows a great potential to take over from the perimeter and the post.
Speculation over Jackson Jr.'s future with the Spartans has been in question since the team's early exit from the NCAA Tournament on Sunday.
After the 2016-17 season, then-freshman star Miles Bridges announced he would return for a sophomore season prompting fans to draw comparisons between the two.
So far, Jackson Jr. and Bridges have both been mum about their potential draft intentions.
Sophomore forward Nick Ward's name also appears among NBA talks.
If Bridges declares for the draft, Forgrave places him as a No. 12 pick.
Ward does not appear on Forgrave's mock draft.