Mike Schmitz is the video analyst for DraftExpress. Follow him on twitter and check out his archive. He will be breaking down the NBA draft in digital format all year long for us. [Read Full Article] 2013 Hoop Summit USA Junior Team Measurements April 19, 2013 Demetrius Jackson
Height w/ Shoes: 6'1
Wingspan: 6'4.75 [Read Full Article] Mcdonald's All-American Week Player Evaluations April 5, 2013 Matt Kamalsky
The purest distributor among the point guards in attendance, Demetrius Jackson (ESPN #21, Scout #28, Rivals #30) stood out with his passing and leadership.
Standing 6'1, Jackson has solid size for a point guard and possesses the strength and speed to make a quick transition to the high-major level. A consummate floor general, Jackson looked first and foremost to use his ability to turn the corner and push the break to create opportunities for his teammates this week. Showing admirable unselfishness, Jackson displayed good court vision and sound decision-making as a passer.
Also capable of scoring the ball, Jackson has nice mechanics on his jump shot and is a threat from the perimeter both off the catch and off the dribble when given space. He'll need to continue improving his consistency to reach his potential at the NCAA level. The Indiana native's size is a limitation when he looks to finish around the basket, but his speed, strength, and body control allow him to take advantage on the occasions he can get a step to the rim.
With Eric Atkins entering his last year of eligibility, and Jerian Grant still in the fold, Jackson will get the chance to ease into a role with the Fighting Irish. It will be interesting to see how he fits in as a freshman and how he matures as a point guard before being handed the keys to Notre Dame's offense down the road. [Read Full Article]