21 - Justin Jackson MD


  • Birthday: 2/18/97
  • NBA Position: SF/PF
  • Class: Sophomore
  • Ht: 6-7
  • Wt: 230
  • Hometown: East York, Ontario, Canada
  • High School: Hill Academy
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NBA Comparison: Terence Morris

Strengths: Has ideal size for a small forward, standing 6’7” with a 7'2 wingspan and weighing in at 225 pounds ... Possesses the athletic gifts that should entice teams to give him a hard look ... Shot just under 44% from three point range during his freshman season at Maryland ... He attacks the glass on both ends of the court and puts up solid rebounding totals as a result ... Last season posted a 21% defensive rebounding percentage ... Is capable of getting out and running in transition and can finish in traffic ... Plays the passing lanes on defense well and will bait opponents into throwing passes that he can intercept or deflect ... He has enough ball handling skills to create scoring opportunities for himself and shifts the defense by creating driving opportunities ... Can score with either hand around the rim and finds angles to get his shot up even in traffic ... Possesses a 7’3” wingspan that could potentially help him develop into a “3 and D” guy at the NBA level. Does a good job of finding open areas to spot up and look for his outside shot ...

Weaknesses: Is coming off a serious shoulder injury that cost him most of his sophomore season ... Is turnover prone, averaging just under three giveaways per game last season ... Shooting percentage dropped considerably in his second year of college basketball, although that can be attributed, at least in part, to his shoulder issue ... Despite being capable of creating for others, prefers to look primarily for his own offensive opportunities ... Struggled from the free throw line his freshman year (69.8%) but shot much better in limited attempts as a sophomore, and will need to show that he can make them at a consistent clip ... Sometimes gets out of position defensively looking to create turnovers ... Can sometimes be lulled into settling for three point shots ... Needs to improve his midrange game ...

Outlook: The shoulder injury is obviously a concern and Jackson will have to convince teams that it’s an issue that won’t linger on, especially after teams saw what a shoulder injury did to Markelle Fultz ... The fact that he has a history of shoulder injuries may scare a number of teams off ... However, Jackson has a good set of tools at his disposal that could lead to him having a long, productive career in the NBA ... With his combination of size, athleticism, shooting, and nose for the basketball, he could easily become a key rotation piece for a team by becoming a “3 and D” guy who rebounds the ball at a high rate ... If he can do that, he will likely find a home on an NBA roster ...

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