Tar Heels in Summer League: Jackson joins Celtics, scores 10 points in victory

By R.L. Bynum

Justin Jackson, who played one game for the Boston Celtics last season, joined their Summer League team on Monday and scored 10 points in a 111–109 victory against another one of his former teams, the Milwaukee Bucks.

Jackson signed a 10-day contract last season with Boston but only played one game because of COVID-19 protocols. He spent most of last season with the Texas Legends, the Dallas Mavericks’ G League affiliate, and had two stints with the Phoenix Suns.

Jackson, a member of UNC’s 2017 national championship team, played six games with the Suns, notching eight points against the Clippers on Jan. 6.

In his Summer League game Monday, Jackson was 2 of 8 from 3-point range but made all four free throw attempts, pulled down four rebounds and dished out two assists to finish +5.

Earlier this month, Jackson helped the United States World Cup qualifying Team advance to the second round of the Americas Qualifiers.

The news wasn’t as good for Garrison Brooks, who didn’t play (coach’s decision) in New York’s 88–77 Monday loss to Portland.

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Garrison Brooks, New York Knicks center
101–88 July 8 win vs. Golden State —
3 minutes, 0 points, -10
101–69 July 10 win vs. Chicago — 3 minutes, 0 points, 0–1 FG, 3 rebounds, 1 foul, +4
88–77 Monday loss vs. Portland — Didn’t play (coach’s decision)
— 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14 vs. Orlando Magic at Thomas & Mack Center, NBATV
— Game TBA Saturday or Sunday
Summer League statistics — 2 games, 0–1 FG, 3 rebounds
———————————————
Justin Jackson, Boston Celtics forward
111–109 Monday win vs. Milwaukee —
25 minutes, 10 points, 2–8 FG, 2–8 3FG, 4–4 FT, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, +5
— 9 p.m. Tuesday vs. Golden State, ESPN
— 3:30 p.m. Thursday vs. Memphis, NBATV
— Game TBA Saturday or Sunday
Summer League statistics — 1 game, 10 points, 2–8 FG, 2–8 3FG, 4–4 FT, 4 rebounds, 2 assists
———————————————
Brady Manek, Charlotte Hornets forward
96–84 July 8 loss vs. Indiana —
12 minutes, 3 points, 1–3 FG, 1–3 3FG, 3 rebounds, +10
89–86 July 10 double OT win vs. Los Angeles Lakers — 12 minutes, 8 points, 3–9 FG, 2–7 3FG, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 fouls, 2 turnovers, 1 block, +21
— 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 13 vs. Cleveland Cavaliers at Cox Pavilion, NBATV
— 6 p.m. Thursday, July 14 vs. Chicago Bulls at Cox Pavilion, ESPN2
—Game TBA Saturday or Sunday
Summer League statistics — 2 games, 5.5 points, 33.3 FG%, 33.3 3P%, 3.5 rebounds, 0.5 of an assist, 0.5 of a block
———————————————
Day’Ron Sharpe, Brooklyn Nets center
94–90 July 8 loss vs. Milwaukee —
28 minutes, 8 points, 4–8 FG, 0–2 3FG, 10 rebounds, 1 assist, 4 fouls, 3 steals, 2 turnovers, 1 block, +6
91–84 July 10 win vs. Philadelphia 76ers — 28 minutes, 13 points, 5–10 FG, 0–2 3FG, 3–6 FT, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 fouls, 3 steals, 5 turnovers, 2 blocks, +8
— 6:30 p.m. Tuesday vs. Memphis Grizzlies at Cox Pavilion, ESPN2
— 10 p.m. Thursday vs. Minnesota Timberwolves at Cox Pavilion, ESPN
— Game TBA Saturday or Sunday
Summer League statistics — 2 games, 10.5 points, 50 FG%, 50% FT, 10.5 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 3.0 steals, 1.5 blocks

Photo via @JJacks_44

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