Evaluation From Scouts, Inc.
May, 2009: An explosive, lighting quick point guard who is clever with the ball in his hands. Does a good job of handling the break as he pushes the ball coast to coast with a speed dribble or will look up an advance the ball with the pass. This scoring point guard can take it all the way to the rim and score or make the pass from his penetration to an open teamate. He is in control of the game when the ball is in his hands. In the half court setting he can can create for himself with a quick first step, blow by his defender and usually beat the help defense to the basket. From his penetration he does a good job at reading the help and dumping off to an open teammate under the basket or behind the line for the long range 3-pointer. At times he’ll over penetrate and really get himself into trouble with being charge prone, so he needs to develop and utilize his floater in the lane and refine his middle game pull up jumper from 12-17′. His 3pt shot is good enough to keep the defense honest but he must improve this aspect of his game right now. Defensively, he is a tough, pesky on-ball defender that will pressure his opponent 94′ effectivly. He gets into passing lanes with good anticipation as he does get some steals. He is competitive on the court and must keep his emotions in check at all times as a leader on the floor. Jackson has a knack at making a big play when game clock is winding down as he has the tools to be one of the top point guards in 2010. Full Evaluation Here