Draft Prospect Outlook:
Jaren Jackson Jr. is the prime example of a player who wasn't necessarily successful in college, but a prospect NBA teams are high on. He averaged only 10.9 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game as a freshman at Michigan State, but his versatility to defend multiple positions, switch onto guards, and stretch the floor with an efficient 3-point game gives him an edge over some of the other big men in this draft.
• Named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year and Big Ten Freshman of the Year last season.
• Has been on the steady incline as a prospect since his sophomore season of high school, going from unheralded to a top-10 recruit to a possible top-three NBA Draft pick.
• Father is former NBA shooting guard Jaren Jackson, who lacked his son's 6-11 height and 7-foot-5.5 wingspan.
Player profiles and scouting reports compiled by CBS Sports' Kyle Boone and 247Sports' Evan Daniels, Josh Gershon and Brian Snow