No surprise here: Isaiah Jackson will test the NBA waters, as anyone with draft stock as high as his should.
Chris Fisher over at CatsPause.com confirmed the news with Jackson’s father, Wesley Jackson, who told Fisher, “We’re going through the process and the process starts with putting your name in the draft.”
A member of the SEC’s All-Freshman and All-Defensive teams, Jackson is projected to be a lottery pick in the upcoming 2021 NBA Draft. However, he hasn’t hired an agent and isn’t completely set on leaving Kentucky after one season.
“He hasn’t made his mind up go or stay and we haven’t hired an agent,” said the father to CatsPause.com. “We came into this thinking 2-3 years not knowing he would flourish so when people are talking lottery pick, you have to consider it.”
Read more from Fisher’s conversation with Wesley Jackson here. He talked about COVID’s impact on college basketball and how the hard work that comes with being a UK basketball player was exactly as he expected for his son. “It’s everything I thought Kentucky would be,” he said.
As for Jackson’s return, don’t get your hopes up on a sophomore version of Isaiah Jackson. When you’re projected where he is at this stage in the process, it would be nearly impossible to turn down the opportunity to live out the dream.