The Suns are losers of 17 of their last 18 games but if you watched those 18 games then you know the Suns have a potential star in rookie Josh Jackson.
During a 16 game stretch at the end of February and through March, Jackson scored 20+ in 9-of-16 games. On Saturday night, Jackson put up a team-high 20 (8-12 FG) off the bench…in the first half against the Warriors! He finished with a career-high 36 on 14-of-23 shooting to go with 6 boards, 4 assists, 2 steals and a block.
The 36 was the fourth most by a rookie this season. Walter Davis, Amar’e Stoudemire and Mo Layton are the only Suns to ever score more in a game during their rookie seasons. In case you were wondering, Devin Booker’s rookie high was 35.