Jun 23, 2011 10:49 PM by Lee Douglas

Former Palmer standout goes to OKC in first round of NBA Draft

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma City Thunder have taken Boston College guard Reggie Jackson with the 24th overall pick in the NBA draft.

Jackson, a former high school star at Colorado Springs Palmer, averaged 18.2 points and shot 42 percent from 3-point range as a junior last season for the Eagles. He could provide some
offensive punch for a defensive-minded Thunder team that gets much of its scoring from All-Stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.

Yet he joins a crowded backcourt that already features Westbrook and defensive stopper Thabo Sefolosha in the starting lineup and
has James Harden and Eric Maynor established off the bench.

It was the only pick the Thunder had coming into the night after losing to Dallas in the Western Conference finals.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)




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