Justin Jackson to Return to Maryland

Last month Jackson pleaded guilty to the vandalism of Calvert's auto; now he has signed a "stipulation of facts" document which states he did follow Calvert from the club back in December calling her names, yelled at her, and kicked Calvert's vehicle.

The Kansas City Star has the details on former Kansas basketball player and future NBA lottery pick Josh Jackson's court-mandated diversion agreement, which stipulates that Jackson has to, among other tasks, attend anger management, abstain from drugs and drinking for a year, and write letter of apology to Kansas women's basketball player McKenzie Calvert. He will also not be permitted to consume alcohol or drugs for a year. Considered one of the best two-way players in the draft, he led the Jayhawks to the Elite Eight as a freshman last season.

Kansas Athletics declined to comment on Monday about Jackson's diversion agreement. The estimated damage done to the female students vehicle was $3,150.45.

Jackson also signed a "stipulation of facts" that says he was at a party December 9 at the Yacht Club, where he saw teammate Lagerald Vick and Calvert get into an argument and saw Calvert throw a drink at Vick before leaving.

As a result of the diversion agreement, Jackson will have to pay $250 in restitution to the student athlete's father, the legal owner of the vehicle. However, if Jackson violates any part of his one-year diversion agreement, he will have to pay restitution to Calvert which is $3,150.

We'll see if this has any affect on Jackson's draft stock. Jackson was charged with a misdemeanor count of criminal property damage and pleaded not-guilty.

Additionally, Jackson was named to the Barclays All-Tournament team after averaging 13.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game in wins over Richmond and Kansas State.

  • Joanne Flowers