23 - GG Jackson

6-9, 210 Power Forward
South Carolina Freshman
Birthday
12/17/04 (17.7 yrs)
Hometown
Columbia, SC
High School
Ridge View
Team Site Profile
Athleticism
9
Size
8
Defense
9
Strength
8
Quickness
8
Leadership
8
Jump Shot
7
NBA Ready
8
Rebounding
9
Potential
9
Post Skills
8
Intangibles
8
99 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Bam Adebayo

Strengths: 6’9 versatile big man … Good body frame that will have no issue filling out … Great mobility, long strides, and high-level athlete. Consistently runs the floor and quick, beating others up the floor. Moves well and very light on his feet for his size. Finishes above the rim with ease and quick off the ground, doesn’t need to gather before leaping. Good body control and can jump off either foot. Well balanced and under control … Very good ball-handler and smooth/shifty for his size. Has the rare ability to not only put it on the floor, but breaks down the defense, shakes his defender, and slashes to the rim off the dribble while not relying on triple threat. Also possesses rare iso offensive ability and capability to get downhill for his size and age. Quick step, changes speed and direction well with the ball. Effective crossover. Doesn’t over-dribble or dance with his defender … Can score inside and out. Has a nice jump hook and fadeaway going over either shoulder, doesn’t hesitate to use either hand around the basket, showing good touch … Solid 3PT shooting ability, stretching the floor at a respectable clip, but unlike many prospects his age, he doesn’t drift to the perimeter too often showing a good balance of playing both inside and out. Shoots well from midrange, pulling up off the dribble and out of crossovers going into his shot after getting the defenders on their heels that you don’t see often from players at any size at his age … Scoring averages: 9.2 PPG 64.5% (4th best) FG% NBPA Top 100 2021, 14 PPG 64.7% FG% (4th best) U18 Americas Championship 2022, 13.6 PPG NBPA Top 100 2022, 12.8 PPG 48.4% FG% Nike EYBL 2022 … Solid passing ability. Generally, does a good job finding open teammates, reading double teams, and can pass out of his drive … Very good rebounder on both ends. Does a good job converting offensive rebounds and reading put back/tip slam opportunities. Rebounding stats: 8 (2.5 ORPG) RPG (5th best) U18 Americas Championship 2022, 8.8 RPG NBPA Top 100 2022, 10.6 RPG (leader) Nike EYBL 2022 … Versatile defender. Has solid foot speed and stays in front of guards/wings when defending on the perimeter, even in space at times, and defends well in the post. Good timing, anticipation, and quick off the ground as a shot blocker/help defender. Blocks shots and contests well without fouling. Averaged 1.5 blocks per game at the U18 Americas Championship and 1.9 blocks per game over the Nike EYBL in 2022 … Younger for his class, won’t turn 18 until December of his freshman year of college …

Weaknesses: Doesn’t have a great length relative to height with a 6’10 wingspan … Still has room to add strength, but as mentioned earlier, has a strong frame and is projected to fill out in time as he’s still only 17 years old … Still has room to expand post-game as he won’t be able to rely on superior tools at the next levels as much. Getting to his spots and finishing may take some time adjusting … While respectable and the foundation is there, he still has room to improve 3PT consistency. 3PT shooting: 25% 3PT% on 1.6 3PT attempts per game at the NBPA Top 100 and 34.2% 3PT% on 1.9 3PT attempts per game over the Nike EYBL 2022 … Can improve as a free throw shooter. Shot 57.1% FT% at the NBPA Top 100 and 56.6% FT% Nike EYBL in 2022 … Averaged 1.9 assists to 1.9 turnovers per game over the Nike EYBL in 2022 …

Outlook: South Carolina freshman … Earned MVP of the 2022 Underclassman All-American Game: Junior Showcase with 26 points and 10 rebounds … MVP of the 2022 NBPA Top 100 … 2022 South Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year … Won Gold at the U18 Americas Championship in 2022 …

Evan Tomes 8/12/22

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