BC's Jackson still has work to do


ESPN NBA draft insider David Thorpe takes an in-depth look at the prospects of BC's Reggie Jackson, saying that while "Jackson appears to have the requisite tools to be a first-round pick who will stick around for years," he has work to do, particularly in improving his outside shooting and defense, to have a productive NBA career.

Thorpe also says Jackson needs to prove he can penetrate to score in paint:

"What is an issue is the question of how good he will be at getting to the rim. Jackson has the reputation of being an elite athlete, though I only saw glimpses of that on tape. He has some good quickness and speed, and he can be crafty with the ball, but at no time did I think he was a major threat to be a dribble-attack beast in the NBA in the half court. I liked him better in this role as a pace-pusher in the full court."

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