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UNLV commit Justin Jackson leaves U 19 game with leg injury

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Justin Jackson was helped off the floor while playing for Canada's U 19 team.

From FIBA's YouTube Channel

Justin Jackson started for Canada’s U 19 team in the first game of the FIBA U 19 World Championships in Greece, but he left with over nine minutes left in the game with a leg injury.

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Jackson fell awkwardly with a twist and a body falling on his leg. He was helped off the court.

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Jackson was an important part of Canada’s 74-71 win over Australia. Jackson had 11 points (5/12 shooting), nine rebounds and four blocks in 23 minutes of action before going down. He was Canada’s second-leading scorer behind Oregon’s Dillon Brooks, who dropped 22.

It is not clear how serious the injury is for Jackson. Canada will play again at 5:30 a.m. PT against Tunisia on Sunday. Monday is rest day before the final games of the group stage are played on Tuesday; Canada will take on Italy at 8:15 a.m. PT. You can watch all of the games live or on demand on FIBA’s YouTube channel.

The decision to bring Jackson in for the upcoming season has yet to be made. For now, Jackson is a 2016 commit for Dave Rice. But with one open scholarship and a miss on Eli Carter, Jackson may be reclassifying to the 2015 class.

One of his Canadian teammates is also headed to UNLV. Jalen Poyser – a 2015 guard – played sparingly against Australia. He logged 3:28, missed his only shot and recorded a turnover and an assist.