Jarrett Jack Draft Capsule
VITALS: 6-3, 202, Georgia Tech
OVERVIEW: One of the top point guards in the nation, Jack led Georgia Tech in scoring (15.5), assists (4.5), 3-point percentage (44.2) and steals (1.8) this past season. He was named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference second team, his second straight year with a league honor. He became the sixth player in Yellow Jackets’ history to surpass 1,000 points and 500 assists in his career. Stands fifth on the school’s all-time list in both assists (543) and steals (183). Earned Most Outstanding Player honors in the St. Louis Regional in 2004, as he led Georgia Tech to a surprising appearance in the national title game against Connecticut.
LIKELY DRAFT POSITION: There is a wide range of opinion on where Jack might go in the draft. Some feel he will be snapped up by the mid-teens, with more than the usual amount of NBA teams hunting for a point guard. Jack is rated after the upper crust of point guards but is a very solid performer. If Toronto gets the big player it covets at No. 7, it might snatch Jack at 16. But if he doesn’t go there, Jack might bounce all the way to Sacramento at 23 or Houston at 24.
COMPARATIVE UPSIDE: Chauncey Billups
COMPARATIVE DOWNSIDE: Antonio Daniels
ROLE PROJECTION: Starting point guard.
POSITIVES: Jack has become a fine shooter with a great mid-range jump shot and a reliable college 3-point shot. Jack is strong and quick enough to get into the lane and disrupt the opposing team’s defensive schemes. He has a powerful upper body and can finish at the basket when being fouled by bigger players. He has a big size advantage over the point guard trio expected to go high in the draft.