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00 - Rick Jackson

Syracuse 

  • Birthday: 5/26/89
  • NBA Position: Power Forward
  • Class: Senior
  • Ht: 6-9
  • Wt: 242
  • Hometown: Syracuse, NY
  • High School: Neumann-Goretti
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Overall

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2011

NBA Comparison:

Strengths: Rick Jackson began his senior year close to 30 pounds lighter, which has paid off so far over two months into the season ... Jackson rarely operates outside of the paint, scoring most of his points when he's established deep position under the hoop or on second chance opportunities ... He has a good feel for the basket up to ten feet or so, using his length and new found mobility to grab rebounds and finish in traffic ... In the post, he uses his strength to back down his defender and finish over him ... Shows high awareness as to what's around him in the post, knowing when to head fake, use a power dribble or go straight up ... Shows above average passing skills out of the post, averaging almost 3 assists per game... Defensively he blocks shots at a high rate, using his surprisingly quick feet and long arms ... Has become a dominant rebounder (11.7 rpg, good for first in the Big East and fourth in the nation) at the college level and it's his best attribute for the NBA game ...

Weaknesses: Jackson lacks advanced post moves, and isn't necessarily a threat one on one ... He hasn't shown he's capable of knocking down shots from the outside, and possesses little to no face-up game or any real ability to beat his defender off the dribble ... Post skills are unrefined ... Very poor free throw shooter ... Defensively, he rarely defends the post in man to man situations, which he'll need to be able to do at the next level ... Has a lot to prove in the post season as he really struggled during last year's NCAA tournament ...

Overall: Jackson averages a double double and leads the Big East in rebounding ... In terms of being an NBA prospect, he's really going to need to expand his overall offensive repertoire, whether it's developing a midrange game or creating opportunities to score in the post ...

Jonathan Wasserman 1/20/11



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