Reggie Jackson Impresses In Debut
Rookie guard Reggie Jackson played only six minutes in his debut Sunday at Dallas.
The 24th overall pick out of Boston College scored three points with two assists and one rebound. He went 1-for-3 from the field, 1-for-2 from the foul line and had two fouls.
But it was enough to impress Thunder coach Scott Brooks.
“I thought he was fine,” Brooks said. “He missed his first two shots but they weren’t his fault. He had to throw up tough shots. But I thought he did a pretty good job.”
What stood out about Jackson is he played with poise. He appeared confident and comfortable in what he was doing at all times. Brooks said the first area in which the rookie must make adjustments is in acclimating himself to NBA rules.
“He just has to pick up the pace on the offensive end,” Brooks said. “He was bringing up the ball like he had 10 seconds to work with. But the NBA rule is eight seconds.”
Jackson, Brooks said, will soon adjust just fine.
“Those are adjustments that he will make,” Brooks said. “He’s a quick learner and he’s an eager learner.”
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