Justin Jackson of Toronto, Ont., showed himself as one of the nation’s top prospects during the 2014 calendar year. He has already picked UNLV as his future college destination. Here’s our breakdown on the five-star prospect:
Justin Jackson – (Toronto, Ont.) – Findlay Prep / YAAACE Elite – 2016
Position: Small Forward
OTRHoopsReport.com Eval Grade: 5 star
Committed College: UNLV
1/17/15- Hoop Hall Classic (Springfield, Mass.) – Jonathan Hemingway
Jackson likes playing in the back court. He was the back up PG when Thornton went out of the game and handled the ball good percentage of the game. He is a very good passer and will drive and pull up in the midrange. I question how effective he will be long term in this position. He scored 8 points on 6 shots with 3 rebounds and 3 assists.
6/20/14 – NBPA Top 100 Camp (Charlottesville, Va.) – Brandon Clay
Jackson is a bigger wing player at the position. He finished well with his right hand in traffic. He also finished with his left with the bump too. Jackson is strong and even hit a couple of jump shots as well.
6/18/14 – NBPA Top 100 Camp (Charlottesville, Va.) – Jonathan Hemingway
Jackson had his full repertoire on display this weekend. As a big wing, impressively he used the ball screen and attack the rim. But he also showed the finesse to pull-up in the mid-range while also spotting up to hit the corner 3. He even showed the footwork to create space off of the drive with jab steps while defenders hand checked him.
1/18/14 – Hoop Hall Classic (Springfield, Mass.) – Jonathan Hemingway
Jackson is a lengthy athlete who provides athleticism inside and outside. He appears to be a versatile defender, however he just showed to be a complimentary offensive player today. This is to be expected while he plays alongside the likes of Kelly Oubre and Rashad Vaughn.
Highlights of Jackson compliments of Courtside Films:
Brandon Clay is the Executive Camp Director of the Elite Basketball Academy and the owner of Brandon Clay Scouting. Clay is also the owner of Peach State Basketball, Inc., and ProspectsNation.com. He serves Director of Scouting for the OTRHoopsReport.com National Scouting Report. Clay has been involved in the community since 2001 as an evaluator, event operator and trainer. You can reach him at BrandonClay@PeachStateBasketball.com
Jonathan Hemingway is a National Evaluator for the OTRHoopsReport. Hemingway serves on the Board of Selectors for the Naismith Trophy. also He is also the publisher of CoachHemi.com. He has been involved in the community since 1996 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him via email at JonathanHemingway@PeachStateBasketball.com and follow him on twitter @JLHemingwayPSB