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Jackson Drafted 42nd By Philadelphia


PHILADELPHIA (June 27, 2013) - The Philadelphia 76ers have selected Baylor guard Pierre Jackson with the 42nd overall pick in the NBA draft.

Jackson wasn't going to be a Sixer for long. Jackson will be going to the New Orleans Pelicans as part of the trade that sends sixth-overall pick Nerlens Noel to the Sixers.

A person familiar situation says the Pelicans acquired All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday in Thursday's trade with the Sixers.

New Orleans also sent the 76ers a protected 2014 first-round pick and received the Sixers' second-round selection - 42nd overall - in this year's draft, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been announced. New Orleans would retain its 2014 first-round selection only if it falls in the top five.

Jackson led the Big 12 conference in scoring (19.8) and assists (7.1) per game his senior season. He was named the NIT most outstanding player leading the Bears to the tournament championship.


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