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55 - Pierre Jackson

5-10, 176 Point Guard
Baylor Senior
Birthday
08/29/91 (28.3 yrs)
Hometown
Las Vegas, NV
High School
Desert Pines
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
8
Size
5
Defense
6
Strength
8
Quickness
9
Leadership
8
Jump Shot
8
NBA Ready
7
Ball Handling
9
Potential
6
Passing
8
Intangibles
7

NBA Comparison: Isaiah Thomas

Strengths: Small but explosive PG with leadership and a winning mentality … Makes up for lack of size with great heart and determination … Very good scorer showing the ability to knock down shots out to 3 point range … An explosive scorer … Legitimate PG skills showing leadership and the ability to run a team, and has given the Baylor program stability during his two years there … Shows good pick and roll skills, adding to his intrigue … Also excels in ISO situations, showing the ability to create shots for himself by drawing defenders off balance and getting good elevation to get shots off … Utilizes crossovers, step backs and fadaways to create space for himself … Though small, he’s got a rugged frame with well defined shoulders, and shows good body strength to absorb contact … A freakish athlete who on occasion is able to use his great leaping ability and convert dunks on ally oops or breakaways … Excellent body control … Tough to contain. Great speed to get by defenders off the dribble … Tremendous ability to handle the basketball, like it’s on a string … Aggressive attacking defenders and getting into the paint … Low center of gravity gives him ability to start and stop on a dime and change directions quickly … Solid vision and playmaking skills for others … Improved upon a/to ratio in Sr. year, taking it above 2/1 …

Weaknesses: His most glaring weakness is his lack of size. At 5’10 he’s a defensive liability and will have to work twice as hard to get open looks, and get passes off … Some teams just won’t consider small point guards due to the liabilities associated with having them on the floor … Unlike a player Pierre often gets compared to, Nate Robinson, who is a ball hawk, Jackson doesn’t show the same tenacity or passion on the defensive end of the floor … Will be a target for post ups from bigger point guards … Overall shooting efficiency dropped from junior to senior year. From 46.0% to 42.7% FG and from 40.8 to 35.9 from 3p … lack of size limits his effectiveness finishing, despite his great athleticism. A more effective half court than transition offensive player … Over penetrates at times and should look to polish his tear drop …

Notes: Played two years at College of Southern Idaho, winning NJCAA Division I Player of the Year as a sophomore … Had a big impact on the Baylor program helping to lead them into the Elite Eight in his junior season … Has been the most valuable player on a team that included players such as Perry Jones, Quincy Miller and Isaiah Austin … The NBA game has shifted over to speed than size giving smaller guys like Pierre Jackson a chance. Jackson is helped by the success of players like Nate Robinson and Isaiah Thomas in recent years …

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