After declaring that he would forgo his senior year and go pro, Jackson was projected to go anywhere from a late lottery pick to a second-round selection. The intrigue grew deeper when he had a procedure done on his knee, cancelled his appearance at the NBA Combine and chose not to participate in private workouts or interviews for any NBA teams. What that suggests is that Jackson received a guarantee from some team and that team requested for Jackson to go radio silent.
Multiple news outlets are now reporting that the Miami Heat might be that team. Yahoo and ESPN have said that the Heat love Jackson and are prepared to select him with their pick at No. 31. That wouldn't a bad spot for Jackson to land, as he would get a chance to play alongside LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.
The only problem is, nobody is sure that Jackson will still be available then.
The Boston Herald thinks that Jackson may not have to look very far to find a new home after playing for three years in Chestnut Hill. Its latest mock draft projects the Celtics nabbing the 6-foot-3 guard with the 25th selection in the draft. However, NESN.com readers think the team should be looking for help down low and hope that the C's will use their draft to focus on getting a center.
It looks like the world will have to wait and see, but for those following the BC guard's journey, it has been quite a wild ride.