Date: 05/04/2017

Tandem Signs National Champion Justin Jackson


Tandem Signs UNC NCAA Champion  Justin Jackson for Full-Service Representation

Jackson was the 2017 ACC Player of the Year and earned First Team All-America honors.

Arlington, VA, May 4, 2017 Tandem Sports + Entertainment has signed projected first round pick Justin Jackson from the University of North Carolina for full-service representation for the NBA Draft and his basketball career. Jackson will be represented by Tandem president, Jim Tanner. Tandem will handle contractual agreements, personal appearances, public relations services, corporate partnerships, community relations initiatives and business opportunities for the NBA Draft prospect.

Jackson led the Tar Heels to the NCAA Championship this season. In six NCAA Tournament games, he led the team in scoring (19.5 per game), field goals (41), three-pointers (15), assists (22) and steals (9). He also earned All-Final Four honors.

The 2017 ACC Player of the Year, Jackson also earned consensus First Team All-America honors. He led the Tar Heels in scoring, averaging 18.3 points. Jackson set UNC’s single-season record with 105 three-pointers made and is the second player in UNC history to record 1,600 career points, 150 three-pointers, 400 rebounds and 300 assists, joining 3x NBA Champion Rick Fox.

“With three seasons at Carolina, Justin has already achieved many impressive accomplishments,” Tanner said. “He is mature, a true leader and an incredibly talented player and has huge potential for his NBA career.  We have no doubt Justin will make a positive impact on and off the court.”

Jackson proposed to his girlfriend, Brooke Copeland, a former University of Florida basketball player, last month. The two plan to get married before the NBA season begins.


Tandem’s roster of clients includes Tim Duncan, Jeremy Lin, Grant Hill, Ray Allen, John Henson, Brandan Wright, Thaddeus Young, Marvin Williams, Gerald Henderson, Raymond Felton, Wayne Ellington, C. J. Watson, Dominique Wilkins, Alana Beard and Tamika Catchings. Marketing and public relations clients include World Series champion pitcher Chris Young, and three-time Olympic gold medalist LaShawn Merritt.  Public relations clients include Charles Johnson Foundation, authors Jon Pessah (“THE GAME: Inside the Secret World of Major League Baseball’s Power Brokers”) and Adam Lazarus (“Hail to the Redskins”).

Meredith Geisler
Tandem Sports & Entertainment, LLC
(703) 740-5015


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