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32 - Darnell Jackson

6-8, 250 Power Forward
Kansas Senior
Birthday
11/07/85 (35 yrs)
Hometown
Oklahoma City, OK
High School
Midwest City
Team Site Profile
2007 Statistics
Athleticism
7
Size
7
Defense
7
Strength
8
Quickness
6
Leadership
8
Jump Shot
6
NBA Ready
8
Rebounding
8
Potential
6
Post Skills
7
Intangibles
8
86 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Chris Richard

Aran Smith – 3/5/2008

Strengths: Hard nosed post player with a great work ethic … Gets the most of his abilities … Has shown solid improvement over his career at Kansas becoming a key player in his senior year … Throw back, meat and potatoes, back to the basket type of post player … Nothing flashy, does the dirty work inside: setting picks, rebounding, and banging in the post … Has excellent strength … Very tough, has an excellent post player demeanor … Gives great effort and shows solid leadership ability … Has perservered through off court tragedies and shown great strength of character … Despite a lack of height, his above average wingspan helps him to play bigger … Hits the boards hard, especially effective on the offensive glass … His mid range shot, while not great has shown improvement in his senior year … Does a good job of fighting for post position and denying his man the ball … An average free throw shooter, who continues to improve upon it through hard work … Has shown improvement in his post moves … Knows his role and stays with in himself …

Weaknesses: Lacks ideal NBA size at 6-8 playing the PF position … Not an above the rim athlete, his upside is limited by his lack of explosiveness and sheer athletic ability … May not have NBA athleticism, although don’t bet against him. Lack of lateral foot speed hurts him when quicker players face him up … Not a shot blocker, without much height or explosiveness, lacks much of a defensive presence … Doesn’t have a great array of moves to get open looks. Prefers to bull through defenders than go around them … Lacks great ball handling ability. Not the type to face up and use the dribble to attack the basket … Scores most of his points on garbage baskets around the hoop or ally oops … Should develop a few more offensive go to moves …

Notes: Has a perfect disposition and make up to be an NBA back up or a star in Europe at the power forward position …

YouTube Clip – 1/1/2001

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