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22 - Isaiah Jackson

6-9, 180 Power Forward
Kentucky HS Senior
Birthday
01/10/02 (18.4 yrs)
Hometown
Detroit, MI
High School
Waterford Mott
Athleticism
9
Size
8
Defense
9
Strength
6
Quickness
8
Leadership
6
Jump Shot
7
NBA Ready
6
Rebounding
7
Potential
8
Post Skills
7
Intangibles
7
88 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Nerlens Noel

Strengths: 6’9 bouncy big man … Good length with a 7’0.5 wingspan … High-level athlete and gets off the ground quickly without having to gather, including quick second and third jumps. Runs the floor very well with long strides and quick for his size. Great motor … Reliable finisher. Solid touch within close, including floater and midrange shooting. Shot 55.4% FG% over the Nike EYBL in 2018 and averaged 10.9 points per game at 53.7% FG% in 2019. Shot 57.9% FG% at the NBPA Top 100 in 2018 … Good roll man in the pick & roll. Good hands and stays alert … Covers a lot of ground defensively and good help defender. Very good shot blocker with his timing, length, and athleticism. Closes out and blocks jump shooters better than many players you will find at this level. Finished 6th over the Nike EYBL with 2.5 blocks per game in 2018 and finished 4th with 2.3 blocks per game in 2019. Led the NBPA Top 100 with 2 blocks per game in 2018 … Averaged a steal per game over the Nike EYBL in 2019 … Reads opportunities for tip slams and crashes offensive glass. Averaged 2.3 offensive rebounds per game over the Nike EYBL in 2018 and 2.4 per game in 2019 …

Weaknesses: Needs work overall on developing ball skills and isn’t always heavily involved with the offense … Solid shooting form and does show hope of being able to stretch the floor but the consistency isn’t there yet. Correctly played his role in the pick & pop with LaMelo Ball throughout the season but wasn’t able to knock down the shots with consistency. Shot 20% 3PT% (1-5) at the NBPA Top 100 in 2018 and missed all three 3PT attempts in 2019. Shot 7.1% 3PT% (1-14) over the Nike EYBL in 2019 … Can improve as a free throw shooter. Shot 60.6% FT% over the Nike EYBL in 2018 and 60.7% FT% in 2019 … Can expand post-game and half-court offense. A lot of his scoring comes from rim running … Has a slight frame and very thin lower body, lacks strength … Needs to stay out of foul trouble. Saw limited minutes in a few of Spire’s games due to picking up fouls early. Bites on pump fakes and tries to block shots that he should look to contest … Despite his tools and standing out as an offensive rebounder, he doesn’t separate himself like you would think as a rebounder overall. Averaged 6.3 rebounds per game over the Nike EYBL in 2018 and 6 per game in 2019 …

Outlook: Transferring to Waterford Mott for his senior year … Named to The Grind Session Second Team in 2019 …

Evan Tomes 12/12/19

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