SportingNews- Former Kansas star Josh Jackson received a diversion agreement that stipulates he attend anger management classes, refrain from alcohol and recreational drugs for 12 months and write an apology letter, according to court records obtained by The Kansas City Star.
Jackson was charged in February with misdemeanor criminal damage to property after he followed a female student to her car, then proceeded to kick the driver's-side door and rear tail light.
The police report listed the damage caused to the car at $3,150.45, which is a felony. Jackson, however, was given a lesser charge.
Jackson must now enroll in and successfully complete an anger management counseling course by October 31. He will also have to complete a minimum of 20 hours of community service by the same date.
I think we can agree that being obligated to attend anger management courses when you're about to be selected to contribute on a professional court that often times turns contentious isn't the greatest look for a kid that's trying to up his draft stock as high as possible. Josh Jackson seems to fit comfortably in the 3-5 range regardless, so it's doubtful that his inability to communicate his frustrations with words will have much of an impact on his immediate future.
Plus, even if it did, possessing some calves that can cause well over $3,000 worth of damage to a motor vehicle is damn impressive. I don't know how that translates to explosiveness in the paint but having a fender bending front kick should be in the 'strengths' section of the scouting report, because it has to be considered a 'pro' when it's not being used on the rear end of a college girl's Jetta. I don't think he should look to use it as an on-court asset - a la Draymond Green - but I have a lot of confidence in Josh Jackson's ability to out jump people for rebounds if he can damn near total a car with nothing more than the launching points in his sneakers. Harness that type of destructive lower body strength into something a little more productive than manipular vehicle-slaughter and the 76er's might really have a player on their hands.