A year ago, then-Maryland freshman Justin Jackson was being mentioned prominently in several 2017 NBA mock drafts as a first-round pick.
That was before the 6-foot-8 Canadian forward decided to return to College Park for his sophomore year, which ended after 11 games because of a torn labrum in his right shoulder.
Jackson is being mentioned again as a potential first-round draft choice — for 2019. A lottery pick, in fact.
Despite his shooting woes this season before he was shut down, Jackson was listed in ESPN’s 2019 mock draft as the No. 13 overall pick, taken by the Los Angeles Clippers.
Fellow sophomore Kevin Huerter, a 6-7 guard who has been previously...