The Baylor Bears may have not made the 2013 NCAA Tournament, but they still managed to win the NIT. Pierre Jackson was a big reason for this and he will be taking his talents to the next level. Let’s take a further look at his NBA draft stock.
Many mock drafts out there have Jackson going around the 40th pick in the second round. For a guy that put up near 20 points per game and 7.1 assists per game, that is kind of hard to believe. However, Jackson is only 5’10”, which is probably a big reason why he is not projected to go in the first round.
Still, Jackson was the best player on Baylor this year and he was arguably the best player on the team a year ago when players like Perry Jones III was on the team. That is not a knock on any of the players on the Bears over the last two years, Jackson is just that good.
There aren’t much players in the NBA under 6-foot that are stars, but Nate Robinson and Ty Lawson seem to be doing just fine.
Whether the case, Jackson shot 42.7 percent from the field and 35.9 percent from behind the arc this past season. If he is going to be a second round pick then so be it. He is still a great scorer that could make a big impact as a point guard in the NBA. It will be interesting to see who picks him up and what his role will be at the next level, but the talent is certainly there.
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