Page updated as of 4/8/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2017 rankings were finalized on 6/22/2017.
2017 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 3
Projected Draft Range: Top 5
2017 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 4 by the Phoenix Suns
Excels at scoring on the move
Gifted scorer off the dribble
Good low post scorer
Decent shooter, especially off the catch
Very good defensive player that can rack up steals and blocks
Smart player that has a very good feel for the game
Great size to play multiple positions
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
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.
ESPN’s Article Detailing Jackson’s One-Game Suspension
ESPN’s Article Detailing One of Jackson’s Off-Court Incidents
3/4/17 Kansas vs. Oklahoma State
3/19/17 Kansas vs. Michigan State
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