Dream ceiling for Bucks’ Andre Jackson Jr. – A young Warriors Andre Iguodala
It’s a complete coincidence that these two players share the first name. However, in addition to their first names, Andre Jackson Jr. and Andre Iguodala share some similar on-court attributes in their playstyles that could make the former a solid rotational piece for years to come if he is able to unearth that potential within his game.
First and foremost, both are strong defenders. Ironically, they’re also both 6-foot-6. Iguodala has always been known for his imposing presence defensively, having earned two All-Defensive nods in his career and a Finals MVP in 2015 for his defensive efforts against LeBron James. Bucks fans should not expect Jackson to immediately come in and defend some of the best players to ever play the game at a high level, but the wing has the length, athleticism, and IQ to make things hard for opposing wings nightly, as Iguodala has throughout his career.
Offensively, neither Iguodala nor Jackson have been strong outside shooters; they’ve had to rely on attacking the hoop more often. Another aspect of their games offensively that the two share is a quality passing ability. Iguodala averaged 4.2 assists in his career, while Jackson averaged 3.5 in his three years at UConn. Like Iguodala often did for many years as a member of the Warriors, Jackson could serve as a playmaker off of the bench to give the Bucks another facilitator.
If Jackson could develop his game and become Milwaukee’s version of Iguodala, there’s no doubt that he could be a key piece for years to come.