Pierre Jackson, PG, Baylor
A speedy, explosive guard from Las Vegas, Jackson started most of his two seasons as an upper classmen at Baylor after transferring from the College of Southern Idaho where he was named junior college player of the year in 2010. He averaged a team-high 19.8 points with 7.1 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 1.5 steals. According to Chad Ford, Jackson makes up for his short arms and lack of ideal height with elite athleticism. He possess a 44-inch vertical leap, is a pick-and-roll dynamo, can shoot off the dribble and competes on the defensive end. Most mock drafts have Jackson landing near the bottom of the first round. Draft Express ranks him No. 32 on their big board, while ESPN lists Jackson as the 31st best prospect available.
Jonathan Givony of Draft Express covered a group workout of 44 NBA prospects in East Rutherford, New Jersey, writing, “Jackson got to wherever he wanted on the floor with his strong first step and excellent ball-handling skills, splitting defenders at will and threading the needle time after time with intelligent passes to rollers cutting to the basket or open shooters spotting up on the wing.”