-Has done a really nice job of filling out his frame over the years. Up to 208 pounds, nine pounds more than when he was measured at USA basketball five months ago.
-Solid length relative to his height 6' 6.75 wingspan.
-Deep range on his jumper. Good elevation. The ball comes out cleanly. Best off of the catch but can rise up off the dribble as well.
-Explosive leaper off of two feet in space.
-Solid first step. Capable of getting into the paint out of pick and roll situations. Doesn't shy away from contact around the rim.
-Not overly advanced with the ball but isn't sloppy with it.
-Capable passer who can drive and kick or dish.
-Strong base. Can get into a deep stance and pressure the ball.
-Doesn't have great size for a two guard and doesn't quite have the playmaking skills of a combo.
-Not always the most willing passer. Scoring mentality. Gets tunnel vision on the move. Hasn't shown that he can run a team consistently.
-Settles for deep, contested jumpers early in the clock.
-Not as explosive off of one foot. Isn't always able to use his leaping ability in the half court.
-Can continue to improve his ability to play at different speeds and change directions.
-Doesn't always dig in defensively. Can get deep into a stance but lacks versatility on that end of the floor due to his average tools.
Outlook Jackson can really score and he showed that throughout the week of practices, with most of his buckets revolving around his jumper. While the 17-year-old should be able to get buckets in the ACC early and often, it's his growth as a playmaker that will ultimately determine his upside. Duke has had success without a pure point guard in the past, so it shouldn't be all that difficult for Jackson to fill a role as a scoring guard in Durham.