BC's Jackson to stay in NBA draft

Boston College guard Reggie Jackson said in a statement Saturday that he will remain in the NBA draft, forgoing his senior season.

"I just want to thank BC, the coaching staff and administration for all their help and support throughout my three years here, but I have decided to stay in the draft and forego my senior season," Jackson said. "The NBA has always been a dream of mine and it is one I wish to pursue. I am truly blessed to have attended and played for such a prestigious university. I would like to say thank you to all the BC fans for all the support and, though I have decided to leave school early, I will always be a BC Eagle."

At 6-foot-3, 208 pounds, Jackson led the Eagles in 2010-11 with 618 points, averaging 18.2 in 34 games (32 started). The Colorado Springs, Colo., native also led the team in steals (36) and minutes per game (34.1). He ends his career with 1,254 points in 99 games played.

BC went 21-13 in 2010-11, closing it out with a loss to Northwestern in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament.