Mar 9, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Miami Hurricanes forward Anthony Lawrence Jr. (3) knocks the ball away from North Carolina Tar Heels forward Justin Jackson (44) during the first half of an ACC Conference Tournament game at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sportsat Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

8. Justin Jackson, North Carolina Tar Heels

  • Position: Small Forward
  • Age: 21 (03/25/1995)
  • Height, Weight, Wingspan: 6’8.0″, 193 pounds, 6’10.8″
  • 2016-17 Slash Line: .444/.377/.743
  • 2016-17 Averages: 18.1 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 2.7 APG, 0.6 SPG

Justin Jackson returned for his junior senior after testing the draft waters as a sophomore, and it paid off big.

He developed a better three-point shot and became more aggressive on the offensive end overall. It led to the 21-year-old winning ACC Player of the Year Honors.

He’s the top scorer on arguably the best offense in the country. That’s saying something. He’s a good passer too. Think Evan Turner with a jump shot.

Jackson has the potential to be an elite 3-and-D player in the NBA. He just needs to put on some muscle.


How many prospects do we say that about?