Prospect Profile: 2014 SF Justin Jackson

Looking at UNC in the past as far as I remember the Tar Heels have had great wing players from Vince Carter to Harrison Barnes.  In my opinion the small forward is the X-Factor to a team.  With a body that can fight the post and step back behind the arc and shoot threes, it is easy to see why most stars of basketball teams play the three position.  Talent is becoming more and more abundant and one emerging player in  particular is Justin Jackson.

July 13, 2012;Alexandria, VA USA;USA West forward Justin Jackson (14) watches his shot against USA Midwest during the Nike Global Challenge at Episcopal High School. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Justin Jackson is a very intriguing player at his position.  On the various recruiting websites Jackson is listed at 6’6, 6’7, and 6’8!  No one really has his size down which makes him a very dangerous player.  Jackson is able to play in the post as well as step back and hit a mid range jump shot with ease.  Another great feature to his game is Jackson’s signature floater.  Jackson’s go to shot is his floater that is just as dominate as some NBA point guards you see in the league.

As of recent head coach Roy Williams has watched Justin Jackson take on the top prospects in the country such as UNC recruits Andrew Wiggins, Justise Winslow and number two point guard in the class Emmanuel Mudiay.  Each match up Justin Jackson has not backed down and scored close to and over 20 points in his recent match ups.  Also coach Williams took a trip to see Justin in an in home visit over the past bye week.  Justin and his family had nothing but good things to say about the visit.  They loved the insight Roy gave and loved the fact that Justin has an opportunity to play for such a historic program.

A couple days ago Joel Berry was the first domino to fall for the 2o14 class.  In a twitter shout out to Joel from Jackson telling him congrats on committing Berry responded with “it’s your turn!”  Justin Jackson has been going to UNC basketball camp since he was in middle school and has nothing but great things to say about the program.  As of recent UNC has put on the full court press for the young forward and I believe he will be one of the next players to commit to the Heels in the class.  Jackson has the stardom to be the next big wing in Carolina blue and I hope he pulls the trigger soon!

Topics: Justin Jackson, North Carolina Tar Heels

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  • Heelfan82

    I’ve noticed the size discrepencies too. When I look at him, I think more 6’8″. Love this kid and think he would do well at UNC. I want him to pull the trigger asap!

    • Keeping_It_Heel

      makes me wonder if he’ll end up being a PF by the time he gets to college