5 Star Prospect Justin Jackson will be Impact Player for the UNC Tar Heels

By Dave Daniels
Jeremy Brevard-US PRESSWIRE

5 star recruit Justin Jackson recently committed to the North Carolina Tar Heels, and he will be an instant impact player for the Heels. He might not start right away depending on if Andrew Wiggins commits and then stays for more than one year, but Jackson will get plenty of run regardless of who is on the team. He is that good.

“The strengths of Justin Jackson’s game are his IQ and his ability to hit mid-range jumpers, runners and floaters,” said his AAU coach Tim Schumacher, to Scout.com. “People labeled him as a shooter, but those are the No. 1 strengths of his game. He’s really developed all of his game, as far as gaining strength, being a better rebounder and better defender. He’s very smart and always in the right spot… always on balance and he plays great position defense. That allows him to be a good defender.”

His coach also thinks that Jackson is a perfect fit for the way the Heels play basketball, and he will thrive in their system.

“North Carolina’s system and the way it goes about its business every day – he would fit right in with those guys because of his demeanor, his mindset and his mentality,” Schumacher said. “I think he’s a great fit for them.”

Well done by head coach Roy Williams on another great recruiting get; now let’s see if the Heels can land Wiggins sometime this Spring.

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