Justin Jackson-SF-North Carolina
Size: 6’8 200lbsJustin Jackson


  • Knows how to handle pressure
  • High basketball IQ
  • Versatile scorer
  • Length
  • Developed consistent jump shot
  • Range
  • Decent defender who can guard multiple positions

Analysis: Justin Jackson has already accomplished a lot during his time at Chapel Hill, showing that he can handle the pressure of big games and big moments. He is a fluid athlete who can excel in the NBA with his all-around skill set. His 6-foot-8, 200-pound size should allow him to play out on the wing, as a stretch-four, or down low at times at the next level. His 6-foot-11 wingspan gives him great length. Jackson has made major strides in his shooting, improving his mechanics have helped him release the ball much cleaner and faster. He has become a much more confident shooter, who can shoot the ball with range. Jackson has become a more efficient shooter from various spots on the floor, thanks to his improved mechanics—can knock down mid-range jumpers consistently. Timely three-point shooter who acts as a spot-up weak-side threat and can even shoot coming off pindown screens. He is comfortable sprinting into catch and shoot threes turning left or right. He sees the floor well and is capable of delivering accurate and tough passes to set up his teammates. Has a good feel for the game, highlighting his basketball IQ. Defensively, he excels on that end of the court, a good communicator on this end of the floor. His size and athletic tools give him the ability to be terrific position defender, as well as guard multiple positions. He’s not a player who’ll end up with high steal and block averages, but he’s good for coming up with timely steals and blocks at key points in a game.


  • Lacks explosion
  • Needs to add muscle to frame
  • Streaky shooter at times
  • Needs to show more scoring off dribble
  • Doesn’t take contact well
  • Not a good rebounder for size

Analysis: No one will call Justin Jackson a freak athlete as he lacks the explosiveness scouts look for. His thin, lanky frame could limit his success on both ends of the court–he will need to add muscle and strength to his frame to be able to hang in the post, or guard other stretch-fours. He’ll need to show that he able to get to the basket and score against bigger defenders. On defense, there are questions about whether or not he’ll be able to prevent stronger and thicker opponents from bullying him in the paint and he doesn’t project to be a lockdown defender at this point in time. His lateral quickness and physical build didn’t always seem to hold up when guarding NBA-level wing players. He’s not able to shake his defender off the dribble on a consistent basis, many of his drives are cut off by defenders before he can get into the lane. He can get stuck dribbling from sideline to sideline instead of toward the rim. When he does get into the paint, he’ll rather shoot a floater than attempt to take contact at the rim. May have trouble finishing around the basketball against longer defenders due to lack of strength and explosiveness. He does not attempt many free throws (just 4.2 attempts per 40 minutes). He also could be a better rebounder for his size and athletic ability, averaged just 4.0 defensive rebounds per 40 minutes.

NBA Comparison: Mickael Pietrus

Draft Projection: Top 20

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