GG Jackson is perhaps the most contentious prospect in this draft cycle, with scouts divided on whether he should come off the board inside the lottery or at the tail end of the first round. The talented freshman had an up-and-down season for South Carolina in which he demonstrated some captivating skills and unsettling body language.
While the 18-year-old forward was one of the least efficient go-to scorers in college basketball, his fluid mobility, smooth shooting stroke, advanced footwork, impressive handle, and unfaltering confidence suggest he could have heaps of untapped upside. But Jackson must refine his dubious shot selection and decision-making to reach his high-end outcome.
There were also a few red flags on the other end of the floor. Jackson put forth minimal effort as a team defender, missing rotations, jogging back in transition, and losing men on backdoor cuts. Despite his shortcomings, he had encouraging moments corralling guards. The Spurs should trade back into the first round if they believe he can eliminate those bad habits.