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Raptors sign forward Josh Jackson

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The Toronto Raptors have signed forward Josh Jackson, the team announced on Wednesday.

Jackson split 51 games between the Sacramento Kings and Detroit Pistons last season, averaging 6.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists, while shooting 40 percent from the field and 25.4 percent from three-point range.

The Toronto Raptors announced on Wednesday that they have signed 2017 fourth-overall pick Josh Jackson. (Getty Images)
The Toronto Raptors announced on Wednesday that they have signed 2017 fourth-overall pick Josh Jackson. (Getty Images)

The San Diego, Calif., native was selected by the Phoenix Suns with the fourth overall pick of the 2017 NBA Draft. He has played in 291 career NBA games (92 starts) with Phoenix, Sacramento, Detroit and the Memphis Grizzlies.

The 6-foot-8, 207-pound forward starred in his one year at the University of Kansas, where he averaged 16.3 points, 7.4 rebounds and three assists, earning All-Big 12 First Team honours and was named the Big 12 Freshman of the Year.

The terms of the deal with the Raptors have not been disclosed, hinting at the likelihood that Jackson is being invited to camp on a non-guaranteed deal to fight for one of the final roster spots.

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