The Prospect Post: Scouting Kansas and Duke Prospects
The Prospect Post: Scouting Kansas and Duke Prospects

This article is part of our The Prospect Post series.

Tuesday's matchup between Kansas and Duke featured at least eight future pros, even with three potential lottery picks in Jayson Tatum, Harry Giles and Marques Bolden sitting on Duke's bench due to injuries. This had the look of a potential championship matchup in April, as both teams looked very solid and have a ton of room to get better as the year goes on. Here are scouting reports on the future pros that did suit up:

Josh Jackson (SF)
Jackson was the best prospect in the game and would have been even if Duke was at full strength. At 6-foot-8, 203 pounds, he has an elite frame for a two-way wing in the Kawhi Leonard/Shawn Marion mold, though he will need to add 15 pounds of muscle in the coming years, which should not be hard given his physique. Even though his body is not fully matured, he has the size, explosiveness and bounce to punish smaller players in one-on-one matchups in the post.

He had more physically impressive plays in this game, but this baseline drive and reverse was my favorite of the game for Jackson, because it embodies his quick, smooth actions and the general ease that he can play with in the half court.

Here is another example of how simple things can be for him in the half court. When he gets going with a head of steam like that from the top of the key, no defender in the

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James Anderson
James Anderson is RotoWire's Lead Prospect Analyst, Assistant Baseball Editor, and co-host of Farm Fridays on Sirius/XM radio and the RotoWire Prospect Podcast. FSWA Baseball Writer of the Year finalist in 2012.
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