Dallas Mavericks' small forward, Justin Jackson, was featured
as the keynote speaker at HSAA's annual
all-sports banquet. Justin was the "face" of homeschool basketball for
several years---both in Texas
and nationally---as he represented himself, his family, and the
homeschool community---on and off the court---
with godly character and grace.
Justin was homeschooled for most of his life, where he played for the
Houston HCYA Warriors
from 10U through his senior year in high school. As one of the top high
school recruits in the nation,
Justin played in the McDonald's All-American Game (co-MVP) and played
collegiately with the
North Carolina Tar Heels, where he was named Consensus All-American and
ACC Player of the Year.
His college career ended after he led his team to the National
Championship in 2017.
Justin was drafted in the first round by the Portland Trailblazers,
but through draft day maneuvering,
he ended up with the Sacramento Kings. He played for almost 2 seasons
with the Kings before
being traded to the Dallas Mavericks for Harrison Barnes during the
2018-2019 season. Justin finished
the season strong with the Dallas Mavericks, where he averaged 8.2
points in 29 games. On April 1,
Justin poured in 24 points for the Mavericks against the Philadelphia
Dallas HSAA is a homeschool sports
organization that serves the Dallas Metroplex areas.