The city of Detroit has always been one of the nation’s hotbeds in terms of basketball. The Motor City consistently produces high major talent and the city’s PSL is about as rich as it’s ever been with elite underclassmen in recent memory, with the highest profile being Consortium’s Josh Jackson.
An angular 6’5 wing, Jackson has gotten better each and every time that I’ve seen him dating back to last April. While he previously had a significant hitch in his shot, he appears to have cleared up his form and has become a reliable jump shooter off of the bounce or with his feet set. The explosive athlete boasts a blazing first step and looks to dunk anything around the rim, but also uses his athleticism on the defensive end both as a shot-blocker and an on ball defender. Josh is a bit right hand dominant as a driver and could always continue to tighten his handle up, but the athleticism, ability to create for himself, and defense makes him one of the top 10 2016’s in the country.
Jackson is putting up major numbers with Consortium this year and will be running with The Family on the AAU circuit. Already sporting an offer from Michigan, look for Jackson to continue to explode in the Nike EYBL and become more of a household name on the national level.