Gregory Jackson

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: PFFROM: South Carolina
(Columbia, SC)
HT: 6-9WT: 210
BORN: NAYEAR: Fr.WING: NAREACH: NA

Draft Notes

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.


Comparisons

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Draft Projection

top 10 pick in the 2023 NBA Draft

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2023 PF Rankings

  1. Gregory Jackson – 6-9 – South Carolina
  2. Jarace Walker – 6-8 – Houston
  3. Kyle Filipowski – 6-10 – Duke
  4. Mouhamed Gueye – 6-10 – Washington State
  5. Kris Murray – 6-8 – Iowa
  6. Mark Mitchell – 6-8 – Duke
  7. Ousmane N’Diaye – 6-11 – Senegal
  8. Adama Sanogo – 6-9 – UConn
  9. Azuolas Tubelis – 6-9 – Arizona (Lithuania)
  10. Trayce Jackson-Davis – 6-9 – Indiana
  11. Daimion Collins – 6-9 – Kentucky
  12. Roko Prkacin – 6-9 – Croatia
  13. Keion Brooks – 6-8 – Washington
  14. Adem Bona – 6-9 – UCLA (Turkey)
  15. Drew Timme – 6-10 – Gonzaga
  16. Pete Nance – 6-10 – Northwestern
  17. Leonardo Okeke – 6-9 – Italy
  18. Anton Watson – 6-9 – Gonzaga 
  19. John Castleton – 6-11 – Florida
  20. Trevon Brazile – 6-9 – Arkansas
  21. Jacob Toppin – 6-7 – Kentucky
  22. C.J. Walker – 6-8 – UCF
  23. Nate Bittle – 6-11 – Oregon
  24. Toumani Camara – 6-8 – Dayton
  25. Kijani Wright – 6-8 – USC
  26. Henry Coleman – 6-7 – Texas A&M
  27. Jordan Brown – 6-11 – NA