Hawks projected to draft Michigan State’s Jaren Jackson, Jr.

The Atlanta Hawks are predicted to use the third overall pick in Thursday’s 2018 NBA Draft to select Michigan State’s Jaren Jackson, Jr., according to ESPN Insider’s latest mock draft released Monday.

The mock draft listed Jackson being selected after the Phoenix Suns draft DeAndre Ayton first overall and the Sacramento Kings choose Luka Doncic with the second pick.

Jackson finished his freshman year at Michigan State averaging 10.9 points, 5.8 rebounds, three blocks and 1.1 assists and shooting 51.3 percent from the field and 39.6 percent beyond the arc.

The 2018 NBA Draft will begin Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. and can be watched on ESPN or WatchESPN.

The ESPN Insider’s full mock draft can be read on ESPN’s official website.

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