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21 - Justin Jackson MD

6-7, 230 Small Forward/Power Forward
MARYLAND_65.GIF Maryland Sophomore
Birthday
02/18/97 (22.8 yrs)
Hometown
East York, Ontario, Canada
High School
Hill Academy
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
8
Size
9
Defense
8
Strength
7
Quickness
7
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
7
NBA Ready
7
Ball Handling
NA
Potential
7
Passing
6
Intangibles
6

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 …

Eric Yearian 5/17/18


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