2023 NBA Mock Draft: Mavericks dream draft choice falls, Rockets shock at 4

2023 NBA Draft, Victor Wembanyama
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27. Charlotte Hornets (via Nuggets) grab GG Jackson

Gregory (G.G.) Jackson is the youngest player in this class, and he may have the highest draft range. There is talk about him going in the teens and others have him in the second round. The 18-year-old averaged 15.4 points and 5.9 rebounds per game last season, but he shot 38.4 percent from the field and just 32.4 percent on his threes.

The biggest knock may be his 0.8 assists per game. Jackson handed out just 27 dimes in 1,021 minutes in his college career. He is a 6’8 wing with a seven-foot wingspan, but there are serious questions about how his game translates to the next level.

Teams are excited about his defensive versatility and scoring potential. They would love to have a 6’8 wing that can guard every position on the floor and score 15 every night. Can Jackson blossom into that and get buckets efficiently? He needs time to develop, but the potential is there.

The Charlotte Hornets should be shooting for upside as they continue their rebuild. If Brandon Miller blossoms into a superstar and they nail this pick, the Hornets could be back in contention in short order. GG Jackson has potential, but Charlotte would have to develop him.