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Frank Jackson Selected #31 Overall By The New Orleans Pelicans in 2017 NBA Draft

Frank Jackson | Photo: Chris Summerville

Frank Jackson’s name was just announced as the #31 overall pick by the New Orleans Pelicans (via trade with the Charlotte Hornets) in this year’s NBA Draft.

Jackson averaged 10.9 PTS / 2.5 REB / 1.7 AST / 39% 3PT in his only season for the Duke Blue Devils.

Coach K on Jackson:

“Frank is an emerging player,” Krzyzewski said. “He had a really good freshman year for us. He’s got courage, athletic ability. He’s not afraid. He just has to learn the game more, both offensively and defensively. He needs to be developed more but he can be. There’s a lot of potential there for Frank and the team that would choose him. He’s still a young guy in age.”