Syracuse basketball 4-star target G.G. Jackson is seeing his game evolve

Syracuse basketball offered a scholarship to 2023 four-star prospect G.G. Jackson last August, and the Orange’s offer was his first. That the ‘Cuse coaching staff got involved with the 6-foot-8 power forward early on in his recruitment is encouraging, but Jackson will undeniably receive many more offers in the future.

Jackson is a sophomore at Ridge View High School in Columbia, S.C. Per a tweet last month from his high school, Jackson recently was named the Region III 5A Player of the Year.

Nationally within the 2023 recruiting cycle, he is ranked in the top 30 according to the 247Sports Composite, 247Sports and Rivals.com.

In addition to his offer from the Orange, Jackson has offers from other high-major teams such as Virginia Tech, Clemson, South Carolina, Pittsburgh and Wake Forest.

It wouldn’t surprise me in the least if other high-quality groups from the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Southeastern Conference and other leagues jump into the mix for Jackson.

In January of this year, recruiting guru Jake Weingarten, the founder of Stockrisers.com, tweeted out that Jackson was receiving interest from fellow ACC member and blue-blood team North Carolina.

Jackson recently spoke with analyst Jamie Shaw of Rivals.com. In detailing his recruiting process, Jackson said, “I would say South Carolina, Clemson, Virginia Tech are contacting us the most right now.”

Syracuse basketball 2023 four-star prospect G.G. Jackson discusses his craft.

A top-seven power forward and a top-two player in South Carolina within his class, Jackson said to Shaw, “I have really grown in my game over the last year. I am comfortable taking more shots and I am getting to the basket more. I am starting to shoot the ball a lot better at this point, especially for a guy my size.”

For me, the most intriguing part of Jackson’s interview with the Rivals.com analyst came when the Syracuse basketball target talked about what he’s hoping to find in his future collegiate destination.

Jackson told Shaw, “I will be looking for a school that will be utilizing me, but not just me, they have a lot of good players and a system that shares the ball a lot. I don’t want to be a robot player; I want freedom on the court.”

The ‘Cuse would make a terrific fit for Jackson, who is an extremely talented player in the 2023 cycle.