Josh Jackson is the top prospect in the 2016 college basketball recruiting class, and has almost every single big name team in the nation pursuing him. He is expected to be an immediate superstar at the next level, and it will be very intriguing to see who he ends up committing to. Yet another highlight video has come out about him, this time of his impressive 50-point performance in a game at the Big Strick Classic.
Check out the highlight video and enjoy watching Jackson show off his skill-set:
Obviously he has the potential to put the basketball in the bucket, and that will translate very well to the next level. His defense will need to improve in order to become the all-around star that many think he can become, but that will be easily fixable. Outside of that issue, there isn’t much else that he needs to do in order to live up to the hype.
Teams like Duke, Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky and Louisville have been putting on a full-court press to get him signed.
Jackson is doing the right thing by taking his time throughout this process and enjoying it. He will only have this opportunity once in his lifetime, and he needs to use it to its fullest. It won’t be easy for him to narrow his choices down to one with so many great teams and coaches coming after him, but the right team will make itself perfectly clear.
At 6-foot-8 with extreme athleticism and quickness, there is no ceiling on his potential. If he continues to work hard and allows his college coaching staff to mold him, there is no question that the NBA is waiting for him. That is a long ways away, however, and he needs to continue improving his game and putting up this type of impressive performance.
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