KU freshman Josh Jackson’s municipal court date moved to May 26

Kansas Jayhawks guard Josh Jackson warmed up with his teammates prior to the game against the Purdue Boilermakers in the NCAA Tournament. | Shane Keyser | skeyser@kcstar.com

By Jesse Newell jnewell@kcstar.com

Kansas freshman Josh Jackson, who was scheduled to be in Lawrence Municipal Court on Friday morning, received a continuance and has a new court date set for 9 a.m. May 26, said his attorney, Hatem Chahine.

Jackson’s appearance in municipal court was related to a Feb. 2 incident, as he was ticketed five days later for “duty upon striking an unattended vehicle, inattentive driving and improper backing.”

In a separate matter, Jackson pleaded not guilty Wednesday to one misdemeanor count of criminal property damage in Douglas County District Court, with Chahine saying he was planning to file for diversion. A trial setting was scheduled for 1:30 p.m. May 24 and bond was set at $500.

Jackson, who has not yet declared his intention to turn pro, is a projected top-three pick in the latest mock drafts for ESPN, DraftExpress and NBADraft.net.

Jesse Newell: 816-234-4759, @jessenewell

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