1 - Joe Jackson

6-0, 170 Point Guard
Memphis Senior
02/08/92 (28.6 yrs)
Memphis, TN
High School
White Station
Team Site Profile
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Ball Handling
86 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Tyus Edney

Strengths: Ultra-quick playmaker who played four quality years at Memphis … Jackson is a speedy point guard with good handles who can drive through an unsuspecting defense … Great distributor who got a cadre of talented players involved last season en route to a Round of 32 appearance in last year’s tournament … Intelligent leader on the floor who has four years of college experience under his belt … Great athlete who has excellent leaping ability … Quick hands and good instincts allowed him to average 1.6 SPG last season … Has good length, with a 6’5" wingspan … Good rebounder for his size, with 3.6 RPG last season … As a perimeter defender, Jackson’s combination of quickness, length, and intensity make him a pesky on-ball defender … Great in transition as he can jet past defenders and find open teammates on the break…Crafty finisher at the rim … Good at taking what the defense gives him and using his quick first step to exploit holes … Though his shooting percentages dropped his senior season, Jackson showed good shooting ability his junior year, posting a 52% field goal percentage and a 45% three-point percentage, alleviating fears about his efficiency … Shot 77% from the line as a senior … Brings good intensity and a winning attitude to the court … Could potentially carve out a role as a quick, energy-bringing point guard off the bench a la CJ Watson or Reggie Jackson …
Weaknesses: Competitiveness, toughness and killer instinct have been question marks since even his prep days … Very thin and a bit undersized, Jackson will struggle to finish through contact and defend larger point guards at the next level … Undersized at just 6-feet, with a narrow frame … His shooting took an alarming turn for the worse from his junior to senior seasons.  His field goal percentage dropped 8 points and his three-point percentage dropped 21 points … He was expected to carry a slightly larger scoring load, but this discrepancy will certainly leave scouts puzzled as to Jackson’s true ability … Sometimes Jackson can play too fast and get careless with the ball and turn it over … Can sometimes be over-aggressive on his drives and his shot selection … Despite being the starting point guard for much of his four-year Memphis career, Jackson could never lead a cast of talented players who were highly sought after out of high school to the Sweet Sixteen … Will be one of the older point guards in this draft class …
Overall: Jackson has many desirable skills for a point guard, including his speed, ball handling ability, athleticism, experience and playmaking ability.  However, his lack of strength and his limited scoring ability will hinder him in the pros. He could very well not hear his name on draft day, but his overall package of skills and his maturity as a player will give him a chance to scrap for a roster spot …

Notes: Named C-USA Player of the Year for the 2012-2013 season after leading Memphis to a 16-record in conference play…

Jacob Stallard 5/17/14

YouTube Clip – 7/29/2009