NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT
|POSITION: PF||FROM: South Carolina|
|HT: 6-8 1/4||WT: 214|
|BORN: NA||YEAR: Fr.||WING: 6-11 1/2||REACH: NA|
G.G. Jackson was a late edition to the 2022 recruiting class after re-classifying mid summer and was one of the highest recruits in South Carolina history.
Jackson is a major talent 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.
The problems come with his efficiency, shot selection and overall BBIQ. He didn’t show a great feel for the game as a young freshman and often made ill-advised plays. His maturity and body language also could give teams pause.
As the youngest player in the 2023 draft class his immaturity can be somewhat expected and there’s time for him to grow up, develop his focus and improve his decision making on the court.
late first to early second round pick in the 2023 NBA Draft
2023 PF Rankings
- Jarace Walker – 6-8 – Houston
- Taylor Hendricks – 6-9 – UCF
- Leonard Miller – 6-10 – Ignite (Canada)
- Gregory Jackson – 6-9 – South Carolina
- Kris Murray – 6-8 – Iowa
- Trayce Jackson-Davis – 6-9 – Indiana
- Olivier-Maxence Prosper – 6-8 – Marquette (Canada)
- Mouhamed Gueye – 6-10 – Washington State
- Adama Sanogo – 6-9 – UConn
- Azuolas Tubelis – 6-9 – Arizona (Lithuania)
- Toumani Camara – 6-8 – Dayton
- Tosan Evbuomwan – 6-8 – Princeton
- Hunter Tyson – 6-8 – Clemson
- Drew Timme – 6-10 – Gonzaga
- John Castleton – 6-11 – Florida
- Keion Brooks – 6-8 – Washington
- Pete Nance – 6-10 – UNC
- Jacob Toppin – 6-7 – Kentucky