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Josh Jackson of Detroit, Mich., is one of the better wing scorers in the entire class of 2016. His game has drawn interest from some of the nation’s top programs including in-state powers Michigan and Michigan State amongst others. Here is a breakdown on what makes Jackson’s game so special:

 By: @JLHemingwayPSB & @BrandonClayPSB

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - October 3: USA Basketball MJNT October Minicamp at the US Olympic Training Center on October 3, 2015 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  (Photo by Bart Young/USAB)

Josh Jackson – (Detroit, Mich.) – Napa Prolific Prep / 1 Nation – 2016
Height: 6’6″
Position: Small Forward Eval Grade: 5 star
Committed College: Kansas

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Date: December 4, 2015
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Marshall Co. Hoop Fest (Benton, Ky.)

Jackson was awesome in a match-up vs. Huntington Prep on night one. He scored 34 points, grabbed 19 rebounds and had 8 assists in a 2OT game vs. Miles Bridges. He asserted himself as the nation’s premier scoring option. He can get his shot at any time and can finish at the hoop with flair. He was 4/13 from 3pt range in two games – so that will be an area to look for growth in his game, given his release is somewhat inconsistent. Jayson Tatum might have a smoother jumper, but Jackson has the edge in athleticism and explosiveness.

Date: October 4, 2015
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: USA Basketball Camp (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

Jackson was able to do just about whatever the situation called for here. He is skilled, an elite athlete and projects as a potential one-and-done guard based on his play throughout high school. Jackson’s willingness to continue handling his business off the floor will only help enhance his potential draft stock when he chooses to head to the NBA.

Date: May 17, 2014
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: Under Armour Invitational (Houston, Texas)

Jackson wasn’t as impressive here as he was in October struggling with frustration due to foul trouble. That said he’s a long slashing option at the wing position capable of getting to the rim and finishing once he gets there.

Date: October 5, 2013
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: USA Basketball Developmental Mini-Camp (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

Jackson can flat out score the basketball. A right-handed shooter, Jackson had one of the quicker/smoother releases in the camp. He shot the 3-pointer and also hit the midrange jumper off of the left hand dribble.

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Brandon Clay 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 He serves Director of Scouting for the National Scouting Report. Clay has been involved in the community since 2001 as an evaluator, event operator and trainer. You can reach him at [email protected]


Jonathan HemingwayJonathan 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 He has been involved in the community since 1996 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him via email at [email protected] and follow him on twitter @JLHemingwayPSB