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Paul George Showers Rookie GG Jackson With Praise- “Just a Complete Player”

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In the ever-evolving landscape of the NBA, one name has emerged as a beacon of promise: GG Jackson. The former South Carolina Gamecock, now the youngest player in the league, has captured the attention of fans and players alike. Recently, NBA All-Star Paul George took to his podcast, “Podcast P with Paul George,” to sing GG’s praises and shed light on his remarkable journey.

Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George, a nine-time NBA All-Star, recently heaped praise on Jackson during his podcast, “Podcast P with Paul George.” According to ClutchPoints on Twitter, George said, “‘He is just a complete player. A big wing that can score at a high level, rebound, defend and is just super athletic'”

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GG Jackson’s Journey

Paul George Showers Rookie GG Jackson With Praise- "Just a Complete Player" - THE SPORTS ROOM

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GG Jackson, once the No. 1 player in the country coming out of high school, made the bold decision to reclassify a year early. His goal? To expedite his entry into the NBA, bypassing his original 2024 class. Despite illness preventing him from participating in many NBA draft workouts, GG’s talent was undeniable. He led the Gamecocks in nearly every statistical category, earning a spot on the freshman All-SEC team.

Draft Day Drama

As draft day approached, GG faced challenges. Opting not to hire an agent, he left decisions in the hands of his family. Rumors swirled, and despite projections placing him as a lottery pick, GG was ultimately selected 45th overall by the Memphis Grizzlies. His performance, however, spoke volumes. In just 30 games, GG’s numbers rivaled those of many lottery picks, earning him a spot on the all-rookie second team.

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Paul George’s Praise

Paul George Showers Rookie GG Jackson With Praise- "Just a Complete Player" - THE SPORTS ROOM

Paul George, a seasoned NBA veteran, expressed admiration for GG Jackson during his podcast. “I don’t know why (GG) isn’t getting more recognition,” George remarked. He highlighted GG’s versatility—a complete player who excels in scoring, rebounding, and defense. The athleticism that defines GG’s game caught George’s attention, drawing comparisons to prime James Harden.

 

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