Boston Celtics Draft Prospects: Pierre Jackson

By Rob Lunder
Boston Celtics, Pierre Jackson
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Pierre Jackson is another name for Boston Celtics fans to keep tabs on once the NBA Draft takes place in June.

It is no secret from our previous profiles that the team could target a backup point guard for Rajon Rondo. Rondo will be coming off a serious ACL injury and it really is no guarantee that he will return a 100 percent healthy next season.  They need protection at the point guard spot and Jackson could be that type of guy.

Jackson has played for a pair of underachieving Baylor teams under overrated head coach Scott Drew, but he still puts up great numbers on a team that is not very good. He transferred to Baylor a couple of seasons ago and it proved to be a great decision for the program.

Jackson has no consciousness when it comes to shot selection and he has never met a shot he hasn’t liked. He obviously needs to improve his discipline, but he has a nice skill set to work with if you are the NBA team that drafts him.

He is a very streaky player and needs to be much more consistent offensively. You would like to see him be more of a distributor, but he really is just a scorer in a point guard’s body. He is a very similar player to current Houston Rockets point guard Aaron Brooks when he came out of Oregon a number of years ago.

Jackson would be a guy GM Danny Ainge should consider with a pick near the end of the first round this summer. He is a veteran player who has certainly been around the block when it comes to his pre-NBA playing experience.


Rob Lunder covers the Boston Celtics for Rant Sports.  For all Celtics news go to the team homepage on Rant Sports.  Follow him on Twitter @rlunder18

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