The roster of the Rockets will get a little bit deeper today.
The Houston Rockets have signed Demetrius Jackson to a new two-way contract. The former Boston Celtic was waived by the team just a few days ago on July 15. He hardly had any playing time last season after making the Celtics as the 45th overall pick in last year’s draft. However, he still has the potential and the ability to be a great player in the league.
He was up and down with the G-League affiliate of Boston last season. With the two-way contract, he will likely be in Rio Grande Valley the majority of the year with the Rockets.
Demetrius Jackson Player Profile
Demetrius Jackson is a former point guard for Notre Dame. While with the Irish during his junior year, he averaged 15.8 points and 4.7 assists per game. While being a great 3-point shooter his first two years of college, he struggled from beyond the arc as a junior when given the opportunity to shoot them more. He shot 33% from deep during his last season with Notre Dame. Hopefully, he can regain some of his shooting from his first two years in college.
Jackson was mostly with the Maine Red Claws of the G-League. There, he had similar production to what he had in college. He averaged 14.8 points and 6.0 assists per game. His passing is much improved from college and he even was able to average 5.1 rebounds per game as well. However, his 3-point shooting still was poor and he finished the season shooting only 27.5% from out there. He will definitely get the opportunity in Rio Grande Valley to improve that shooting. Demetrius Jackson will be an interesting prospect to keep an eye out for with the Rockets.
Here are some highlights from Jackson’s 2015-2016 season with Notre Dame:
The two-way contract is a new type of deal this year. Since he signed the deal with Houston, Demetrius Jackson will get to be the 16th player on the roster, even though the roster maxes out at 15. Jackson will only be able to have a certain amount of time in Houston with an unlimited amount of time he can spend in Rio Grande Valley. Hopefully, he spends a ton of time in Houston due to great play.
Houston Rockets and Demetrius Jackson have agreed to a two-way deal, league sources told @BBallInsiders.
— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) July 28, 2017