Page updated as of 4/8/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2017 rankings were finalized on 6/22/2017.
College: North Carolina
2017 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 17
Projected Draft Range: Mid 1st Round
2017 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 15 by the Portland Trail Blazers (Rights Traded to the Sacramento Kings)
Very good shooter from all over the floor
Good scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on the move
Fairly good playmaker
Gifted defensive player
Great size to play out on the wing
Smart player that has very good intangibles
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Can be a streaky shooter
Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers
Needs to improve his rebounding
Can have lapses defensively
Does not collect enough steals or blocks
Must get stronger
Justin Jackson is an athletic, skilled swingman that has a solid set of all-around skills, which could allow him to excel at the next level.
He is a versatile scorer that can do so in multiple ways. He is a big-time performer that excels at knocking down mid-range jumpers, but he also can make timely threes. Jackson also excels at scoring on the move, as he can get buckets off of off-ball movement.
Also, Jackson is a good playmaker. He is a smart player that sees the floor well, as he can make some tough passes that can help him set up scores for his team. But sometimes, he can be careless on offense, which can lead to some turnovers.
Plus, he is also a terrific defensive player. He has great size to go along with possessing solid athletic tools, as this allows him to excel as a position defender on the floor, and he can guard a variety of positions. He does not collect many steals and blocks on average, but he can get a timely steal to help his team on this end.
In general, Justin Jackson is an intriguing prospect. He is a skilled basketball player that can help his team in numerous ways. With his skill set, he could end up being a very good player in the NBA.
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