GG Jackson commits to South Carolina, reclassifies to 2022

The No. 1 overall player in the 2023 class, GG Jacksonhas committed to south carolina. Just nine days ago, Jackson became the first player to decommit from the North Carolina basketball program in the modern era and attend another college.

Jackson, a Columbia native, will also reclassify to 2022, joining the Gamecocks this upcoming season.

On3 first broke this story on July 3.

With his commitment to south carolina2023’s No. 1 ranked Jackson becomes the program’s highest-ranked recruit in school history.

The 6-foot-8, 210-pound power forward originally committed to North Carolina on April 27, when he chose Hubert Davis and Co. over duke, Auburn, georgetowntea G Leagueand south carolina.

This commitment is not the first time Jackson pledged to come to South Carolina as part of the 2022 class. Before Jackson eventually announced for A Che told South Carolina’s staff and administration he would be coming to play for the Gamecocks. That was until their men’s head basketball coach, Frank Martin, was fired.

After sharing ways with Martin, Jackson became locked in with A C. Hubert Davis and the Tarheels’ season got off to a chippy start, but they managed to turn things around, making a run all the way to the NCAA national championship game.

After further consideration, Jackson returns back to his original plan and becomes a Gamecock, a part of Lamont Paris’ first recruiting class.

GG Jackson Scouting Summary

“Jackson steps on the floor with great size (6-foot–9) with good length and explosive pop. He plays with a great motor, switching ends very quickly. Jackson is an instinctive weakside shot blocker. We would like to see him rebound more consistently, but he is capable. Jackson has a good handle and is very good in iso-situations in the half-court. He plays with great balance and a sturdy base off the bounce. While his jump shot is becoming more consistent, he is great in the mid-range but playing out of the mid-post and with pull-ups. He will need to continue getting stronger, but he is not yet scratching the surface of his potential. Jackson is an interesting prospect where he is already producing at a high clip, but he also has a lot of ceiling left to grow.” – Jamie Shaw, On3’s National Recruiting Analyst

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