NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT
|POSITION: PF||FROM: South Carolina|
|HT: 6-9||WT: 210|
|BORN: NA||YEAR: Fr.||WING: NA||REACH: NA|
G.G. Jackson is a late edition to the 2022 recruiting class after re-classifying mid summer. He’s a likely one and done lottery pick and the most talented prospect to play at South Carolina in recorded memory.
Jackson is a force on the offensive end, able to do it all with the ball in his hands. He’s simply too explosive, powerful, fast and agile for opposing forwards to handle. He’s deadly from mid range, has range out to 3 and can take his man off the dribble.
What impresses me most is the way he gets into his shot. He’ so fast and fluid with the ball and can get his shot off against anyone. He’s got great handles for a player his size and age and can really shake and bake defenders.
While he might not have plus size for a PF he’s becoming more of a wing where his combination of size, length and explosive ability make him an absolute problem on the court.
He’s skilled at finishing with either hand and has a great feel around the basket. Has blow-by speed.
Shows pretty good passing instincts for a player so young. Knows how to use the dribble to draw the defense one way and find the open shooter.
Doesn’t always show good shot selection and needs to learn the game at a higher level. As the youngest player in the 2023 draft class this is to be expected.
top 10 pick in the 2023 NBA Draft
2023 PF Rankings
- Jarace Walker – 6-8 – Houston
- Taylor Hendricks – 6-9 – UCF
- Gregory Jackson – 6-9 – South Carolina
- Kris Murray – 6-8 – Iowa
- Kyle Filipowski – 7-0 – Duke
- Brice Sensabaugh – 6-6 – Ohio State
- Trayce Jackson-Davis – 6-9 – Indiana
- Adama Sanogo – 6-9 – UConn
- Mouhamed Gueye – 6-10 – Washington State
- Azuolas Tubelis – 6-9 – Arizona (Lithuania)
- DaRon Holmes II – 6-10 – Dayton
- Oso Ighodaro – 6-9 – Marquette
- Grant Nelson – 6-11 – NDSU
- Anton Watson – 6-9 – Gonzaga
- Ousmane N’Diaye – 6-11 – Senegal
- John Castleton – 6-11 – Florida
- Roko Prkacin – 6-9 – Croatia
- Keion Brooks – 6-8 – Washington
- Drew Timme – 6-10 – Gonzaga
- Pete Nance – 6-10 – UNC
- Leonardo Okeke – 6-9 – Italy
- Jacob Toppin – 6-7 – Kentucky
- Toumani Camara – 6-8 – Dayton