76ers waive Demetrius Jackson

The 76ers waive Demetrius Jackson, the team announced today.

Jackson, who originally signed a two-way contract with the 76ers on Jan. 15, 2018, before re-signing on July 27, appeared in nine NBA games over the past two seasons for Philadelphia. He posted 3.3 points in 6.2 minutes per game, including a career-high 10-point performance at Portland on Dec. 30.

Dating back to last January, Jackson tallied 15.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 6.1 assists in 29.7 minutes per contest in 18 games with the Delaware Blue Coats, the 76ers’ NBA G League affiliate. In 2018-19, he was one of two Blue Coats players averaging at least 19.0 points.

Originally selected by Boston with the No. 45 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, Jackson has played in the NBA with the Celtics, Houston and Philadelphia, appearing in a total of 26 games. In three G League seasons, he’s played for the Maine Red Claws in addition to Rio Grande Valley and Delaware and seen action in 66 contests (46 starts), posting averages of 15.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 1.2 steals in 31.8 minutes per game.

In his three collegiate seasons at Notre Dame, Jackson played in 103 games (88 starts) and averaged 11.7 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 31.5 minutes per game. In his junior season, he led the Irish in points, assists and steals, helping the team to a 24-12 record and its second consecutive Elite Eight appearance. He was named to the 2016 NCAA Tournament All-Region Team for the East and selected 2016 Second Team All-ACC following his final season at Notre Dame

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