Tar Heels standout Jackson big on Bulls

Justin Jackson of North Carolina is expected to be a middle first-round pick.

North Carolina swingman Justin Jackson is highly likely to be a first-round draft pick and would be willing to play for any team.

But he told the media throng at the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago that he thinks he’d be a good fit with the Bulls.

Per the Herald-Sun:

It didn’t take long for Jackson, who averaged 18.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists last season for a North Carolina team that won the national championship, to field questions about the Bulls.

“It’d be an honor whoever drafts me, so if that’s here then that would be great,” Jackson said. “I will try my best to be the best I possibly can. Wherever it might be, that’s where I’m going to try to leave my mark and be as good as I possibly can.”

Asked how he could help the Bulls, Jackson said: “I can shoot the ball pretty well, which helps with spacing. Defensively, I can do a few things and so you kind of add both of those into it. At the end ofthe day, the Bulls are a great organization already but if I’m blessed to be drafted by them or whoever it might be, I can add a few things to it.”

Jackson is expected to be selected in the middle of the first round, according to most draft experts.