Fighting Irish Athletics | June 24, 2016
University of Notre Dame men’s basketball junior guard Demetrius Jackson has been selected by the Boston Celtics in the second round of the 2016 NBA Draft. He is the fifth Notre Dame player selected by the Celtics since the draft began in 1947 and first since Luke Harangody in 2010.
Jackson was a second-team All-ACC selection by both the league coaches and media in 2015-16, while leading the Irish in scoring (15.8 ppg), assists (164, 4.7 pg) and steals (43, 1.2). He was named to the NCAA All-East Regional Tournament team, capping off his Notre Dame career with a 26-point performance against North Carolina in the regional final, while also pushing the Irish to the Elite Eight with two steals, one of which he then scored off of for the game winning points, in the final seconds of Notre Dame’s 61-56 victory over Wisconsin in the Sweet 16.