Former Baylor point guard Pierre Jackson is heading to the Dallas Mavericks. Jackson has inked a two year deal. The news was first reported by The Vertical.
The Mavericks are signing D-League Texas guard Pierre Jackson to a partially guaranteed two-year deal, league sources tell The Vertical.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 27, 2016
Jackson played two seasons at Baylor. In his first season, Jackson led the Bears to the Elite Eight. Jackson hit a late three to ensure the Bears won their final Big 12 game against Texas A&M:
In Jackson’s final season, he led the Big 12 in both points and assists. Jackson was the first power six player to achieve that since Jason Terry in 1999. Jackson could really pass:
And Jackson could fly:
Jackson was a second round draft pick of the Pelicans in 2013. The last several seasons, Jackson has battled injuries. Despite being one of, if not the best player in the NBA Development League, Jackson could never seem to catch on with an NBA team.
But now Jackson has his chance. He’s still the explosive basketball player he was at Baylor. And now he’s in the NBA.