Justin Jackson

Page updated as of 4/10/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2018 rankings were finalized on 6/21/2018.

Height: 6-7

Weight: 225

College: Maryland

Classification: Sophomore

Birthdate: 2/18/1997

2018 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 58

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

​2018 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 43 by the Denver Nuggets (rights traded to the Orlando Magic)


Excels at scoring on the move

Adequate shooter, especially from deep

Good rebounder

Fairly good defensive player

Solid athlete

Rock solid motor

Has long arms

Has big hands

Great size to play the small forward position


Streaky shooter

Has a slow release

Struggles to consistently create his own shot

Needs to improve his ball handling

Can be turnover prone

Can be too passive on offense

May struggle to guard quicker players

Does not possess great lateral quickness

May be a classic tweener

Missed considerable time due to a torn labrum


Justin Jackson is a tough, physical combination forward that can shoot and rebound the basketball.  He may not possess elite physical tools, but his ability to shoot the basketball combined with possessing a solid motor could allow him to carve out a niche role in the NBA.


DraftExpress Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

RealGM Profile

2018 ESPN Draft Profile

ESPN’s Article on Jackson Being Out Due to a Torn Labrum

Games Scouted:

11/15/16 Maryland vs. Georgetown

11/15/17 Maryland vs. Butler

11/27/17 Maryland vs. Syracuse

12/1/17 Maryland vs. Purdue

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