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2 - Jaren Jackson Jr.

Michigan St. 

  • Birthday: 9/15/99
  • NBA Position: Power Forward
  • Class: Freshman
  • Ht: 6-11
  • Wt: 240
  • Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
  • High School: La Lumiere
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Overall

94

2018
Mock:  6

NBA Comparison: Shareef Abdur-Rahim

Strengths: 6’10 athletic big man with great length (7’4 wingspan and 9’1 standing reach) ... Good athleticism, energy, and activity ... Mobile, well-coordinated, and fluid ... Good hands and touch around the basket ... Can finish with either hand, doesn’t hesitate to shoot with his left hand ... Good rebounder on both ends ... Keeps the ball high after rebounds, not letting smaller defenders get a hand on it ... Great defensive potential ... Good timing as a shot blocker and gets off the ground quickly ... Rotates and moves his feet well ... Has ability to shoot from outside and has a quick release ... Shows potential as a stretch big man ... Can play the pick and pop ... Good free throw stroke ... Draws several fouls per game ... Solid court vision, passing ability, and understanding of the game ... Spaces the floor well offensively ... Shoots the quick three at times but knows his role as a big man ... Doesn’t try to do too much ... Can put the ball on the floor and get to the basket when given a straight-line attack opportunity from inside the arc ... Willing screener ... Fits the mold for ideal big man in today’s NBA ... Young for his class, won’t turn 18 until the middle of September of his freshman year ...

Weaknesses: Low release on his shot, could use more arc ... Sometimes rushes it and pushes it from his chest without getting it into the shooting pocket ... Shoots quick at times from three and looks off balanced ... Tends to lean forward on free throws ... Post game is raw. Lacks technique around the basket ... Doesn’t handle double teams well ... At time he tries to put the ball on the floor in traffic, resulting in turnovers ... Solid strength level and frame but will need to get stronger moving forward ... Can improve finishing in traffic and handling contact ... Would be more dominant if he were to develop more of a mean streak, and play with a little more emotion ... May struggle some for playing time as a frehman playing with Nick Ward and Miles Bridges ...

Outlook: Incoming Michigan State freshman ... Son of former NBA player, Jaren Jackson ... Played in the McDonald’s All American Game, Jordan Brand Classic, and Nike Hoop Summit (13 points and seven rebounds) ... Transferred to La Lumiere (29-1) for his senior year, leading them to win the Dick’s National Championship, averaging 15.7 points and eight rebounds in the tournament ... Averaged 15.7 points and seven rebounds over the Nike EYBL ... Won a gold medal with the 2016 USA Basketball Men’s U17 World Championship Team. Naismith High School All America honorable mention ...

Notes: Son of former NBA player, Jaren Jackson ...

Evan Tomes 11/2/17

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