- Jul 7, 2007
Not a chance he would've been in the conversation with Simmons, and I suspect most teams would've still preferred Ingram, who's nearly a year younger. I'm not so sure he'd be #2 over Jackson, even with their age proximity. Shooting was a concern for Jaylen, but there were also concerns that he was turnover prone, plus his general passivity at Cal, and his lack of defensive stats given his athleticism. I don't think teams view him as a potential primary initiator, whereas Jackson, with his excellent vision, has shown that potential. And I would guess that Jackson is still viewed as the superior defensive prospect.Are we talking about if JB would be ranked in this draft if he was a freshman at Cal this year or are we talking about where JB would be drafted if he could magically re-enter the draft this year?
Because if the latter he'd be #2 easy - I mean if he shot 34% from 3 at Cal showing range out to the NBA 3P line, would he have been in the conversation for the #1 pick that year?