Josh Jackson

Page updated as of 4/8/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2017 rankings were finalized on 6/22/2017.

Height: 6-8
Weight: 202
College: Kansas
Classification: Freshman
Birthdate: 2/10/1997

2017 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 3

Projected Draft Range: Top 5

2017 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 4 by the Phoenix Suns

Pros:

Excels at scoring on the move

Gifted scorer off the dribble

Good low post scorer

Decent shooter, especially off the catch

Solid playmaker

Gifted rebounder

Very good defensive player that can rack up steals and blocks

Amazing athlete

Smart player that has a very good feel for the game

Great size to play multiple positions

Cons:

Inconsistent shooter

Needs to improve his free throw shooting

May need to tweak his shooting mechanics

Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers

Can pick up quick fouls

Maturity issues, has been suspended this season

Summary:

Josh Jackson possesses a superb blend of size, skills, and athleticism that could enable him to be the top pick of the upcoming draft.​

He has the potential to be a multi-All-Star in the NBA.  He is a high-flyer that can attack the basket to garner scores, especially when he is out on the break.  Jackson also is a versatile player that has solid playmaking, rebounding, and defensive skills.​

If he can improve his jump shot and find a way to be more consistently effective in the half-court, that could really enhance his game.  As of now, he may be one of the prime candidates to be the top pick in 2017.

Links:

ESPN Draft Profile

DraftExpress Profile

RealGM Profile

ESPN’s Article Detailing Jackson’s One-Game Suspension

ESPN’s Article Detailing One of Jackson’s Off-Court Incidents

Games Scouted:

11/11/16 Kansas vs. Indiana

11/15/16 Kansas vs. Duke

1/16/17 Kansas vs. Iowa State

1/28/17 Kansas vs. Kentucky

2/1/17 Kansas vs. Baylor

3/4/17 Kansas vs. Oklahoma State

3/19/17 Kansas vs. Michigan State

3/25/17 Kansas vs. Oregon

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