CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) If Justin Jackson and North Carolina's other freshmen can consistently produce, the Tar Heels will have plenty of depth behind returning all-conference guard Marcus Paige.
Jackson scored 17 points in UNC's intrasquad public scrimmage to kick off preseason practices Friday night. The 6-foot-8 forward and McDonald's All-American showed off an all-around game in the 20-minute scrimmage that capped the annual "Late Night With Roy" show.
Jackson led all scorers according to unofficial statistics and hit a layup with 52.4 seconds left to lift Blue past White 41-40 - a win preserved when Paige missed a 3-pointer on the final possession. He hit the boards, had the length to shoot over defenders and even knocked down a late 3-pointer as Blue rallied from a double-figure deficit.