Ranking the young Milwaukee Bucks: No. 2 – Andre Jackson Jr., 21
Andre Jackson Jr. was on the Milwaukee Bucks’ radar leading up to the 2023 NBA Draft, and they got their guy by trading up to 36 to get him. The 21-year-old is yet another 6-foot-6 wing who is set to give the team some more depth at the position. Jackson showed signs of what he could be during the Summer League, which should have Bucks fans excited.
During his five-game Summer League stint, Jackson showcased his athleticism, incredible passing, and defensive prowess with a handful of highlight-reel plays. More than anything, he’d be another 6-foot-6 wing to utilize defensively against other wings, but he could also provide some passing off of Milwaukee’s bench, which they need now without a backup point guard.
The biggest thing Jackson will work on is his offense. During the Summer League, he looked a bit timid on offense, and teams dared him to shoot the ball. He checks off several other boxes, but a steady 3-point shot could take him to the next level. Out of all of the rookies, Jackson may be the most NBA-ready among the bunch, and it will be interesting to see how he is ultimately utilized.
If all goes well, Jackson could very well end up becoming Milwaukee’s glue guy down the line and turn himself into a Bruce Brown, Donte DiVincenzo, or Draymond Green type of player.