Isaiah Jackson is a defensive specialist that can impact a game by guarding virtually any opponent. Jackson averaged 8.4 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.6 blocked shots per game. Right handed. He is freakishly quick off his feet but at this time he is more of a super-athlete than a basketball player. ...Jackson doesn't shoot the three-ball (0-2 in 2020-21). He had more than twice as many turnovers as assists. He made 70% of his foul shots. His impact on defense was impossible to ignore. Kentucky was 9.0 points per 100 possessions better defensively with Jackson on the floor. …We expect Jackson to be selected in the middle of the first round. ...We LOVE Jackson's defensive ability but the NBA landscape at Center is so crowded we have a hard time seeing Jackson being much more than a solid backup pivot.
Our best advice: in 2020, the 18th pick was Josh Green. We advised, "draft Saddiq Bey."