CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — UNC junior forward Justin Jackson is the 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference’s Player of the Year, according to GoHeels.
Jackson helped lead the Tar Heels to the ACC regular-season title, which included a 26-6 overall record.
Jackson is the Tar Heels leading scorer, averaging 18.3 points per game. He leads Carolina in three-pointers with 85, is second in assists with 84 and fourth in rebounds with a 4.7 average.
The forward also earned All-ACC first team honors with Wake Forest’s John Collins, Notre Dame’s Bonzie Colson, Duke’s Luke Kennard, and Louisville’s Donovan Mitchell.
“It’s an honor and a blessing by my God,” Jackson told GoHeels. “My teammates are a huge part of this award and I can’t thank my coaches and them enough.”
Jackson scored 20 or more points 16 times this season.
The Tar Heels’ next game is March 9 in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals.
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