Andre Jackson Jr. raised his stock in the preseason
After he had a nice showing in the Summer League earlier this year, everyone in the Bucks fanbase was excited to see Andre Jackson Jr. in the NBA preseason, as the rookie has intriguing potential. Indeed, he didn’t disappoint, having put together an array of highlights on both sides of the floor that caught everyone’s attention.
Despite playing just 14.6 minutes per matchup across five games, the youngster made an impact whenever he stepped on the court. He averaged 6.2 points, 4.2 boards, 1.8 assists, and 1.2 steals, having done a little bit of everything. The rookie undoubtedly made a statement that he could be a valuable contributor in this rotation due to his ability to do it all on the court. He needs minutes.
MarJon Beauchamp raised his stock in the preseason
Perhaps one of the players with the biggest microscope hovering over them in the preseason was MarJon Beauchamp. The second-year wing is expected to see a larger role this coming season, but the preseason would be a good indicator of how big of a role he might truly see. Much like his play, the sophomore’s role was inconsistent, but he was mainly good when he did touch the court.
In five outings, he averaged 11 points, five rebounds, and 2.2 assists while hitting 43.9 percent of his shots and an eye-catching 44.4 percent of his triples. As mentioned, he was inconsistent, with the last two games – a three point outing vs. OKC and an 18-point game vs. Memphis – serving as key examples. He looked good, but Beauchamp needs to find consistency and remain confident.