The Phoenix Suns took Kansas forward Josh Jackson with the fourth overall pick in the NBA draft, and the reaction, for the most part, was positive.
For a team that was last in defense efficiency last year, Jackson’s defensive versatility is a welcome addition. Jackson is no slouch as an offensive player either, as he average 16 points a game for the Jayhawks. Here’s what some of basketball’s most prominent voices had to say about the Suns’ selection.
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With the 4th pick, the Suns select Josh Jackson! pic.twitter.com/KKdlBKq7Ts
— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) June 23, 2017
Suns young core:*
-Josh Jackson, age 20
-Devin Booker, age 20
-Dragan Bender, age 19
-Marquese Chriss, age 19
— Doug Haller (@DougHaller) June 23, 2017
— Espo 🤔 (@Espo) June 23, 2017
— NBA TV (@NBATV) June 23, 2017
Josh Jackson will make teams that passed on him regret not taking him !
— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) June 23, 2017
Josh Jackson congrats fam I like him and Booker
— Chris Harris (@ChrisHarrisJr) June 23, 2017
So we got Jackson in a Suns jersey right here pic.twitter.com/Wrz8zrkhrc
— Dave King (@DaveKingNBA) June 23, 2017
— Suns Nation (@SunsNationNBA) June 23, 2017
The Suns also have picks #32 and #54 in the second round.