#OTRHoopsReport: “Prospect Eval” Justin Jackson – Nov. 12, 2013
Justin Jackson of Spring, Texas will give North Carolina fans a lot to cheer about next fall.
*Bart Young/USA Basketball
Editor’s Note: “Prospect Eval” is a regular piece designed to inform our readers of the staff’s most recent evaluation on a prospect.
Justin Jackson of Spring, Texas pledged to the North Carolina Tar Heels in early March. In making the decision, Jackson who is a consensus top-20 caliber prospect in the class of 2014 turned down overtures from Arizona, Ohio State, Texas A&M, Virginia and Washington. A 6-foot-7 small forward, Jackson will team up in Chapel Hill with fellow classmate Theo Pinson of Greensboro, N.C., to establish a dynamite wing connection for coach Roy Williams.
USA Basketball Mini-Camp Evaluation:
Jackson is unique in both frame and game given that though he has a very average body build he is versatile enough to play the point position or either wing spot as well. With several of the top point guards slated to be on hand not available including future Tar Heel teammate, Joel Berry, Jackson played a lot of point guard during the camp. A five-star perimeter prospect, Jackson has a playing style that defines versatility. He likes to attack off of the catch even finishing with contact in a lane filled with prospects 6-8 and taller here. Defensively, Jackson even made a play where he came across the backside of the play to make a clean block on a Tyus Jones (MN-14) layup attempt.
Brandon Clay teams up with Marques Burnett to talk Jackson and the rest of the class of 2014 grads on hand at the USA Basketball Mini-Camp:
Highlights of Jackson compliments of CityLeagueHoopsTV:
Brandon Clay is the Director of Scouting for the OTRHoopsReport.com. Clay is also the owner of Peach State Basketball, Inc., and ProspectsNation.com. Clay has been involved in the community since 2001 as an evaluator, event operator and trainer. You can reach him at BrandonClay@PeachStateBasketball.com
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