Reggie JacksonHt/Wt: 6-3 / 205 lbs
Team: Boston College
2011 Draft Profile - Reggie JacksonReggie Jackson is a vocal floor general who can dominate games with his all-around play. His size, strength, athleticism, and rock solid fundamental skills set him apart. Offensively, Jackson makes great decisions as opportunities unfold. His shots come within the offense, he is a great passer with both hands, and he moves well without the ball. He also has terrific shooting form, he shows good range on his 3's, he employs a step-back jumper, and he is an explosive penetrator who finishes athletically with either hand. Jackson's release could be a little bit quicker on his jumper, but he had terrific shooting percentages this season (FG - 50.3; 3-PT FG - 42.0; FT - 79.6). Defensively, Jackson is constantly coming up with big hustle plays, such as deflections and close-out blocks on perimeter shooters. He is also aggresive on the glass on both ends of the floor. As for intangibles, Jackson appears quite confident and always plays under control. Jackson's all-around game and offensive efficiency are reminiscent of Chris Paul, and in my estimation he has the potential to be an NBA All-Star.
Player profile submitted by: Andrew Hanson
I think Reggie Jackson should be on the rise big time. At 6 ft 3 205 he is ideal size for a pg, with freakish 7ft wingspan. Unlike many prospects today Jackson was a 3 sport athlete in high school and really blossomed when concentrating on hoop in college. Reggie went from being an athletic deamon to a sound pg. He has great speed and acceleration to get to spots on the floor and to pressure the defense. He is a good shooter when open or pulling up and is capable of taking it to the goal. What impresses me the most is his decision making at pg even though he is fairly new to the position, he has good shot selection and good assist/turnover ration. He must have a good work ethic and intense demeanor with no character issues to speak of. Has the dimensions of a lockdown defender at the pg position and probably good enough athlete to move over to sg if the coach wants him to play minutes with another pg. Good rebounding guard.
Negatives are that he didnít win a lot for a top level prospect, lack of experience in big games or with top talent. Lacks creativity for a pg, needs a lot of practice at pick and roll and 2 man game situations which is used heavily in the NBA. Not a great outside shooter and underachieved defensively in college perhaps because of overloaded offensive responsibility.
I think Jackson is good enough to be thrown into the fire. There will probably be a learning curve with the high level of pg play in the NBA but Reggie is a great athlete and seems to adapt quickly. This is a player that can impact the game in many ways. I think a lofty but fair comparison is Russell Westbrook, he may not get the surrounding talent and freedom that he has, but matches up athletically and can give you steady play running the point.
Player profile submitted by: Tom Patterson
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