"I didn't feel I was ready maturity-wise last year and physically playing the game," Jackson said. "I think I matured a ton. I got a whole lot better in my basketball game. Hopefully I can come in right away and make a difference and help the team."
He said he appealed the school's position during a May 2 hearing and was soon granted permission to "immediately receive" a scholarship at another ACC school, though he was also told he must sit out and "serve a year of residence" due to NCAA rules.